News and articles

2018

  1. 7 things you may want to know about the Myanmar labour market governance reform

    05 February 2018

    Myanmar is undergoing a labour market (governance) reform which will culminate with an improved labour law framework. We have asked members of the Government, as well as employers’ and workers’ representatives, development partners and members of the civil society to tell us more about how reforming the labour market and its regulations are going to contribute to Myanmar’s development and prosperity.

  2. Employment in Asia-Pacific continues to grow but often remains of poor quality

    22 January 2018

    ILO’s flagship report shows that despite sustained job growth, decent work deficits and informality challenge prospects of further reduction in working poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

  3. ILO/Myanmar: Agreements on forced labour extended to 31 December 2018

    22 January 2018

  4. Myanmar strengthens efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar becomes the 35th ILO member State to ratify Convention C185.

  5. Labour law reform is key to sustainable development for Myanmar

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar Government, employers, workers, civil society and international partners discuss priorities to bring labour law reform forward in order to accelerate sustainable development, and reduce poverty and inequality.

  6. Achievements of Myanmar youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    11 January 2018

    Nine Youth Champions for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) from Myanmar participated in the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore in September 2017. The team of nine youth delegates from Myanmar were selected from amongst more than 350 applicants worldwide to participate in establishing a new international network of young workers, employers, and government officials from 29 countries.

2017

  1. ILO/IOM: Labour rights and skills development key to improving outcomes of migration in South-East Asia

    15 December 2017

    Against the backdrop of increasing migration among ASEAN countries, joint ILO/IOM report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration.

  2. Business case for employing people with disabilities reaffirmed in Myanmar

    23 November 2017

    Representatives of Myanmar disabled persons organizations, government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and disability experts discussed ways to make workplaces more inclusive and acknowledged the benefits of hiring persons with disability.

  3. Myanmar: ILO pilots self-learning approach to promote the cooperative business model

    15 November 2017

    ILO conducted the first Myanmar pilot of the Think.Coop training module on cooperative business, where over 40 participants from trade unions, including farmers, were provided with a basic introduction to cooperation and collective action.

  4. Myanmar’s ginger value chain actors meet to discuss safer practices and better production

    30 October 2017

    Through the support of the ILO’s Vision Zero Fund, all actors involved in Myanmar’s ginger value chain, from production to commercialization, met in Aung Ban, Shan State to discuss the way forward to promote occupational safety and health as well as to fairly maximize the benefits of the ginger business.