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  1. ILO Governing Body concludes 295th Session Considers labour situation in Myanmar and Belarus, as well as globalization and migration issues

    31 March 2006

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) concluded its 295th session here following discussions by tripartite delegates on issues ranging from respect of basic labour rights in Myanmar, Belarus, Colombia and other countries, to issues pertaining to globalization and migration.


  1. ILO Conclusions on Myanmar Regarding Forced Labour

    18 June 2004

    The ILO Committee on the Application of Standards presents it's conclusions concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention 1930 (Convention 29).


  1. ILO, Myanmar agree on facilitator to help end forced labour

    14 May 2003

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, today welcomed a formal understanding negotiated between the ILO and the Union of Myanmar for the establishment of a facilitator to assist possible victims of forced labour in Myanmar.


  1. ILO Appoints Liaison Officer in Myanmar

    04 September 2002

    The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) announced today the appointment of Ms. Hông-Trang Perret-Nguyen as the ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar. Ms. Perret-Nguyen was born in Viet Nam and holds degrees in political science and law from the Institut d'Etudes politiques and the Sorbonne in Paris. She joined the ILO in the International Labour Standards Department where she became Chief of the Equality and Rights Branch. She subsequently served as the Director of the ILO Caribbean Office and returned to Geneva where her last appointment was as Director of the ILO's Industrial Relations Department.

  2. ILO appoints interim Liaison Officer in Myanmar

    06 May 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office (ILO) has appointed Leon de Riedmatten of the Swiss-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, as its interim Liaison Officer in Myanmar.


  1. ILO team finds limited impact of new legislation against forced labour in Myanmar; Suggests action for further progress

    07 November 2001

    GENEVA ( ILO News) - Despite new legislation introduced just one year ago, forced labour still exists in Myanmar, according to a report from an International Labour Office (ILO) High-Level Team.

  2. ILO high level team departs for Myanmar

    17 September 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - An ILO High Level Team, headed by former Governor-General of Australia Sir Ninian Stephen, departed Bangkok today for Myanmar where they will spend three weeks assessing actions by the Government concerning forced labour, the International Labour Office (ILO) announced.

  3. ILO High Level Team to Visit Myanmar

    21 August 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) -The composition of a High Level Team due to visit Myanmar for a three-week period next month to assess Government actions on forced labour was announced today by the International Labour Office (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia.

  4. Fresh hope for Myanmar

    15 January 2001

    The ILO reports on democratic breakthroughs in Myanmar that came under unprecedented ILO sanctions for widespread and systematic use of forced labour.


  1. ILO Governing Body opens the way for unprecedented action against forced labour in Myanmar

    17 November 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Measures to compel the Government of Myanmar (Burma) to meet its obligations to eliminate forced labour in the country will go forward, following deliberations by the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Governing Body at its 279 th session which concluded here today.