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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
New Zealand and ILO launch NZ$ 3 million project for remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar to cope with COVID 19 impacts on livelihoods
06 October 2020
Responding to the unprecedented crisis and pressing needs created by COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar particularly in disaster and conflict-affected areas, the New Zealand Aid Programme and International Labour Organisation (ILO) technical team in Myanmar are launching a new project to provide livelihoods support to returned migrants and remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar; one of the most vulnerable places along the border.
ILO, through the EU supported Safe and Fair Programme, opens two new Migrant Worker Resource Centres
11 September 2020
The ILO, through Safe and Fair Programme, under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP) opened the Aung Lan Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) on August 14th and the Loikaw Migrant Resource Centre on September 1st. Both MRCs are located in the local Labour Exchange Offices of MOLIP
28 August 2020
A conference on the impact of the pandemic and opportunities to build stronger, more resilient businesses has taken place online
18 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The ILO supported Kawthaung Migrant Centre receives recognition for assisting returning migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic
07 August 2020
The Kawthaung Migrant Centre run by the Foundation for Education and Development is the second of the Migrant Centres supported by the ILO to receive the Honorary Record from the National League of Volunteers, chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.