Statements and speeches

  1. ILO Myanmar May Day

    30 April 2021

    May Day to be observed by workers around the world each year, in recognition of the efforts of the labour movement to secure workers labour rights.

  2. © VOA Burmese 2021

    ILO statement on Myanmar

    23 February 2021

    The ILO has issued a statement following allegations of harassment and intimidation of trade unionists in Myanmar by police and military authorities.

  3. Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) issue a statement on World Day Against Child Labour (2020)

    12 June 2020

    Our world today has changed significantly with many uncertainties. Especially in times like this, we must remain committed to creating a better tomorrow for our children, the future of our planet. We must nurture them, and invest in them, so that they are able to lead a full, dignified life, and have the aptitude and adaptability to overcome future challenges.

  4. Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar issue a statement on World Day Against Child Labour (2020)

    12 June 2020

    World Day Against Child Labour presents us with an important opportunity to stand united in the fight to end child labour. This year WDACL is drawing particular attention to the need to eliminate child labour and the impact of the Covid-19 health pandemic.

  5. Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population issue a statement on World Day against Child Labour, 2020

    12 June 2020

    As the saying ‘The youth of today are the future of tomorrow’, in the future, the duty to safeguard the sovereignty and to work for the development of the State will be delegated to youths of today. Youths grow up from infants and become adults and so, the State itself, all citizens, parents and social organizations have obligations to nurture youths since they are infants to grow up as good and smart citizens of the State.

  6. Message on the 2019 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    17 May 2019

    The United Nations in Myanmar is proud to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by flying the rainbow flag in support of diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons (LGBTI).

  7. ILO Deputy Chief Greg Vines' remarks on the signing of Myanmar Decent Work Country Programme

    21 September 2018

  8. © Ted Eytan 2021

    Safety, respect and dignity for all at work and beyond

    17 May 2018

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, saying it is “a factor leading to violence and harassment in the world of work."

  9. On May Day, leave no one behind

    01 May 2018

    In a statement to mark ‘International Workers’ Day’, ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar Rory Mungoven called for a collective effort to promoting decent work for all.

  10. © Benson Kua 2021

    Making workplace policies supportive of all families

    17 May 2017

    "In keeping with the principles of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, no LGBTI worker should be left behind. Today let us stand in solidarity for the rights of LGBTI workers and their families", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.