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2022

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    ILO calls for the unconditional release of Thet Hnin Aung, General Secretary of the Myanmar Industries Craft and Services Trade Union Federation

    08 December 2022

    ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo, calls for immediate release of imprisoned trade unionist and all others arbitrarily detained since military takeover.

  2. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  3. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  4. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

  5. Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    25 November 2022

    Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM

  6. ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

    24 November 2022

    This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. The ITCILO invites youth to the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

    15 November 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  8. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  9. © Mathias Eick / EU/ECHO 2022

    Commission of Inquiry for Myanmar holds its first session

    02 September 2022

    The high-level investigation will address the matters raised by the ILO Governing Body regarding the situation of freedom of association and forced labour in the country.

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    Myanmar trade unions and civil society organizations face existential threat following military takeover

    24 August 2022

    Targeted persecution severely limits ability to operate; more flexible and responsive support from international community needed to avoid collapse of civic space and worker organizing.