New ILO Myanmar web site

A new web site has been set up by the Office of the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon to increase awareness of the ILO’s work on forced labour in Myanmar

Press release | BANGKOK | 15 March 2007

BANGKOK(ILO NEWS) - A new web site has been set up by the Office of the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon to increase awareness of the ILO’s work on forced labour in Myanmar .  The site in English, can be found at: /public/english/region/asro/yangon/. A Burmese language version is under development. 

The launch of the web site follows the agreement on a “Supplementary Understanding” reached on 15 February 2007 between the ILO and the Government of Myanmar.  This establishes a mechanism to deal with complaints on forced labour.

The issue of forced labour in Myanmar will be discussed at the 298th session of the ILO’s Governing Body which is currently meeting in Geneva .  The debate will take place in the week beginning 26th March. The latest reports on the situation in Myanmar (Item 5) can be found at: /public/english/standards/relm/gb/docs/gb298/index.htm

For more information please contact:

Sophy Fisher
Regional Information Officer
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Tel: +662 288 2482
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