News and articles

2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

  4. ILO urges more tripartite dialogue in addressing migrant labour issues

    04 July 2017

    The International labour Organization calls for consultation and dialogue with key stake-holders including employers and workers organizations on the newly adopted law on migrant workers in Thailand.

2016

  1. New labour force survey gives detailed picture of Myanmar labour market

    29 August 2016

    The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has published the first comprehensive survey of the labour force.

  2. Myanmar: Artists and stakeholders join the World Day Against Child Labour 2016

    19 July 2016

    This year, the country celebrated the World Day Against Child Labour for the 3rd time. Events were organized in different part of the country with the support of the ILO and in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar, Ratana Metta Organization, Sympathy Hands and Jeepyah Civil Society Development Organization.

  3. Myanmar: “I Wanna Go to School” video animation and song

    12 June 2016

    Two Myanmar artists, Nyan Kyal Say and Saw Phoe Kwar, collaborated with the ILO to raise awareness on child labour as part of a national campaign for the World Day Against Child Labour 2016.

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    Myanmar unleashes home-grown entrepreneurs

    25 April 2016

    An ILO training programme makes the founding step to help new and existing small businesses join the dramatic economic and social change sweeping the country.

2015

  1. Press Release of "Successful example of collaboration on social protection in Myanmar"

    28 July 2015

  2. Myanmar: New labour force survey addresses data gap

    26 June 2015

    Reaching high coverage, the first labour force survey in Myanmar in a quarter century will provide results in October that will shape the country’s employment policy.