News and articles

2019

  1. © World Future Council 2019

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  2. ILO welcomes Joint Statement of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers

    05 April 2019

    On 4 to 5 April 2019, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) held its second Joint Dialogue on labour migration in Manila, The Philippines, supported by the ILO.

  3. New law a major step for workplace safety and health in Myanmar

    19 March 2019

    The enactment of the new Occupational Safety and Health Law is a major step towards safer and healthier workplaces in Myanmar. The new law will play a pivotal role in preventing occupational injuries, diseases and deaths, said the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon.

  4. ILO Committee of Experts discusses forced labour and freedom of association in Myanmar

    19 March 2019

    New conclusions on Myanmar were issued by the ILO Committee of Experts in February 2019 and are now available in Myanmar language.

  5. Improving Labour Services in the Garment Industry in Myanmar

    13 March 2019

    The Bureau for Employers' Activities of the ILO (ACT/EMP) has supported the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) in setting up a Labour Department providing quality labour related services to company-members.

  6. Call to Myanmar Business on Disability Inclusion

    07 March 2019

    On 6/7 March, AAR Japan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) brought together 110 Myanmar stakeholders from business, disability organisations and government and international experts for second multistakeholder forum on promoting employment of persons with disabilities in Myanmar. The first forum was held in November 2017.

  7. ILO: Women’s empowerment and skills development are critical to ensure sustained growth in Myanmar’s garment sector

    21 February 2019

    Myanmar’s garment workforce is projected to grow to one million workers by 2020, mostly women. A new ILO report assessing gender gaps in the sector underlines the need to address workplace culture in order to achieve decent work for the thousands of women that power the industry and Myanmar’s economic growth.

  8. ILO begins its Centenary year in 2019

    23 January 2019

    2019 marks the International Labour Organisation’s 100th anniversary. This makes the ILO older than the United Nations, one of the oldest international organisations active and relevant today, and still unique in its tripartite structure.

2018

  1. New Migrant Worker Resource Centre opens in Myanmar

    21 December 2018

    Myanmar potential and returned migrant workers and their families in Taunggyi and surrounding areas will benefit from a new Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) which opened on 21 December.

  2. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.