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    ILO marks third anniversary of Myanmar military takeover with call for the release of trade union leaders and all those unjustly detained

    01 February 2024

    Deep concern expressed at continual erosion of civic space and trade union rights in the country.


  1. Lifelong learning vital for workers and businesses to navigate Asia's skills landscape evolution

    18 December 2023

    Skills experts from across Asia make case for continuous learning in order to keep ahead of momentous changes taking place in workplaces.

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    ASEAN, UNICEF, ILO regional dialogue delivers joint recommendation to advance region’s youth

    18 October 2023

    Discussions focus on steps needed to help young people across ASEAN find decent work amidst rapidly changing employment environment.

  3. © AFP 2024

    ILO Myanmar Commission of Inquiry finds far-reaching violations of freedom of association and forced labour Conventions

    04 October 2023

    The Commission of Inquiry urges the Myanmar military authorities to immediately cease all forms of violence, torture and other inhumane treatment against trade unionists, and to end all forms of forced or compulsory labour.

  4. Survey highlights job termination levels and income security challenges in Myanmar

    11 August 2023

    Voluntarily and involuntarily job terminations seen to increase since March 2020 with few dismissed workers receiving statutory severance pay.

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    Myanmar labour market remains fragile in challenging conditions

    27 July 2023

    Labour market metrics including employment levels, job quality and productivity continue to decline with women workers particularly hard hit.

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    ILO urges the Myanmar military authorities to immediately release Thet Hnin Aung, General Secretary of MICS-TUsF

    12 July 2023

    Following his release from prison, Thet Hnin Aung was rearrested and his whereabouts remain unknown.

  7. Children paying a high price for engaging in work in Myanmar

    30 June 2023

    Survey reveals poverty a main driver of child labour in Yangon Region, Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State with dangerous work and long hours common.

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    ILO Myanmar calls for concerted actions to promote social justice in the fight against child labour

    12 June 2023

    Urgent action needed to help the more than one million children trapped in child labour in Myanmar due to poverty and crises.

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    ILO welcomes ASEAN Declaration protecting migrant workers and families in crisis situations

    22 May 2023

    The Declaration is an important step towards reducing vulnerability and enhancing welfare of migrant workers in the region.