News and articles


  1. This is what leadership looks like: Nan Zar Ni Myint is empowering a network of Myanmar domestic workers in Thailand

    11 March 2021

    Women have been hit harder by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. This includes migrant domestic workers. Nan Zar Ni Myint is a domestic worker from Myanmar and a volunteer in her community based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has mobilized her network of domestic workers to support other domestic workers in Thailand, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    ILO calls on Myanmar to respect freedom of association and restore democratic order

    10 February 2021

    In the wake of the military takeover that has sparked widespread demonstrations in Myanmar, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization says workers and employers must be able to exercise their right to protest without violence or threats.

  3. TRIANGLE in ASEAN helps migrant workers hit by COVID-19

    04 February 2021

    With the support of its partners on the ground, TRIANGLE in ASEAN responded rapidly during 2020 to the immediate needs of returning migrant workers and those in the countries of destination impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. ILO Myanmar launches online learning platform

    27 January 2021

    Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a digital learning platform – – to share knowledge and skills related to the world of work in Myanmar.


  1. Making Migration Safe and Fair for Women Workers

    11 December 2020

    Women play a central role in Myanmar society and its economic development and it is our hope that together we can ensure that the contributions of Myanmar’s migrant women – home and abroad – are applauded, recognised and acknowledged, and that we create conducive environments for these strong and ambitious women to seek safe opportunities for themselves and their families.

  2. Safety first: Adapting the ILO’s child labour response in the face of COVID-19

    01 December 2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Selim Benaissa’s first thought was of vulnerable children. As the ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor for the Myanmar Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, he has seen firsthand that poverty is a major factor driving high rates of child labour in the country – a problem that affects one in every 11 under-18-year-olds.

  3. Promoting responsible business practices in Myanmar. An ILO/EU press release

    24 November 2020

    A high-level conference on policy options for promoting responsible investment in Myanmar convened online with senior government officials and business leaders for discussions on investment policy, and the role of responsible business conduct in attracting quality investment to Myanmar.

  4. Discussing opportunities to improve occupational safety and health in myanmar’s construction sector

    23 November 2020

    Meeting with Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Construction to discuss opportunities for improvement of occupational and health in the construction sector in the country.

  5. Turning the tide against child labour – for Khin’s sake

    03 November 2020

    More than a million Myanmar pupils returned to the classroom in late July but a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks has forced schools to close again. Selim Benaissa, Chief Technical Advisor at the International Labour Organization (ILO), shifts the focus to those left behind – the one in 11 children trapped in child labour across the country – those who have had to drop out of school even before the pandemic. In the midst of a worsening health and economic crisis, is there still hope in the horizon for them?

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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.