Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access
29 November 2019
The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.
Improving electrical inspection in Myanmar: Vision Zero Fund supported two-day workshop and five-day training for electrical inspection
28 October 2019
Vision Zero Fund (VZF) worked intensely alongside the Electrical Inspection Department, Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI), Ministry of Industry, in the month of September to strengthen technical concepts and inspection tools and practices for the benefit of Myanmar workers.
24 October 2019
The Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Greg Vines addressed the ILO Centenary Celebration Event and the 14th National Tripartite Dialogue Meeting in Myanmar.
21 October 2019
The ILO underpins human-centered vision to advancing social justice and promoting decent work in Myanmar as it celebrates the organization’s 100th anniversary with tripartite plus organizations.
16 October 2019
The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy
Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector
09 October 2019
ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.
12 September 2019
The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).
28 August 2019
On 28 August 2019, the ILO marked successful partnership with FGLLID in the implementation of the SafeYouth@Work Project - Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers. The workshop was held with participation of all project stakeholders in Yangon at Melia Hotel. This workshop formed part of a series of national and global workshops marking the end of the Project.
01 August 2019
On Saturday 20 July 2019, the Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) officially launched the MRCCI Business Agenda 2019-2022 “Towards a Better Mandalay Region”.
Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers
31 July 2019
Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.