News and articles

2019

  1. ILO: Women’s empowerment and skills development are critical to ensure sustained growth in Myanmar’s garment sector

    21 February 2019

    Myanmar’s garment workforce is projected to grow to one million workers by 2020, mostly women. A new ILO report assessing gender gaps in the sector underlines the need to address workplace culture in order to achieve decent work for the thousands of women that power the industry and Myanmar’s economic growth.

  2. ILO begins its Centenary year in 2019

    23 January 2019

    2019 marks the International Labour Organisation’s 100th anniversary. This makes the ILO older than the United Nations, one of the oldest international organisations active and relevant today, and still unique in its tripartite structure.

2018

  1. New Migrant Worker Resource Centre opens in Myanmar

    21 December 2018

    Myanmar potential and returned migrant workers and their families in Taunggyi and surrounding areas will benefit from a new Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) which opened on 21 December.

  2. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.

  3. Rebuilding trust between communities by boosting skills

    13 December 2018

    In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the ILO is supporting the local government and the Department of technical vocational training (TVET) to put in place inclusive skills development programmes not only to help local job seekers boosting their skills and finding employment, but also to rebuild trust among communities segregated by discrimination and violence.

  4. ILO supports ASEAN safe migration campaign

    13 December 2018

    The ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign #SafeMigrationASEAN was launched to raise public awareness on safe labour migration that benefits all.

  5. Myanmar apparel: ILO project helps factories to improve efficiency and productivity

    11 December 2018

    Garment manufacturing involves various operations carried out by different operators at different stations. If not executed efficiently, these operations may jeopardize productivity, cause economic loss, and ultimately damage workplace relations.

  6. New digital service “SaverAsia” helps migrant workers save when sending money home

    10 December 2018

    A new free digital platform helps migrant workers compare money transfer costs and locate support organizations.

  7. First-ever Career Market Place takes place in Rakhine State

    07 December 2018

    Hundreds of young people visited the first-ever Career Market Place of Myanmar's Rakhine State. The ILO was among the many training providers to showcase their opportunities and draw attention to the increased demand for skilled young people who are looking for jobs in the region.

  8. ILO certified SCORE trainers bring innovation to Myanmar factories

    28 November 2018

    Over 100 Myanmar factory owners and managers attended an event where ILO certified SCORE consultants presented SCORE Training, a training and consulting package designed to improve the performance of small and medium sized factories.