This is what leadership looks like: Nan Zar Ni Myint is empowering a network of Myanmar domestic workers in Thailand
11 March 2021
Women have been hit harder by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. This includes migrant domestic workers. Nan Zar Ni Myint is a domestic worker from Myanmar and a volunteer in her community based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has mobilized her network of domestic workers to support other domestic workers in Thailand, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 February 2021
In the wake of the military takeover that has sparked widespread demonstrations in Myanmar, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization says workers and employers must be able to exercise their right to protest without violence or threats.
04 February 2021
With the support of its partners on the ground, TRIANGLE in ASEAN responded rapidly during 2020 to the immediate needs of returning migrant workers and those in the countries of destination impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
27 January 2021
Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a digital learning platform – ecampus.iloyangon.org – to share knowledge and skills related to the world of work in Myanmar.
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.