The SafeYouth@Work (Myanmar) project held its end of project workshop in Yangon, Myanmar

On 28 August 2019, the ILO marked successful partnership with FGLLID in the implementation of the SafeYouth@Work Project - Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers. The workshop was held with participation of all project stakeholders in Yangon at Melia Hotel. This workshop formed part of a series of national and global workshops marking the end of the Project.

Press release | 28 August 2019
Ms. Valentine Offenloch (Technical Specialist) delivering presentation on SafeYouth@Work Project
Launched in 2015, the SafeYouth@Work Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. It works in partnership mainly with Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP) and ILO social partners namely employers and workers organizations. The project aims to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) performance in four strategic areas: OSH Data and Information including reporting of occupational accidents and diseases; OSH Laws and Policies; OSH Capacity; and OSH Knowledge and Awareness. As the Project is drawing to a close in Myanmar at the end of September 2019, all of the objectives have been accomplished.

In Myanmar, the Project operates at a national systems level to build a sustainable and prevention-focused OSH culture. The particular beneficiary focus of the project was the OSH of young workers above the minimum age of work (16 years of age) up to 24 who are significantly more vulnerable to occupational hazards and risks.

During the workshop, five panel discussions involved representatives from the Project’s partner institutions and organizations, including representatives from Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population; Ministry of Industry; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation; Ministry of Construction; Ministry of Health and Sport; Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations; TVET institutions; youth champions and young workers. Participants were invited to discuss Project achievements, and impacts to build consensus and vision for  ways forward after the end of the Project.

The agenda of the workshop may be consulted here. The event was participated by Project’s main stakeholders per invitation only.

For media queries and interview request:

Ms Hnin Nwe Phyo, SafeYouth@Work Project Assistant,