News and articles

2011

  1. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

2009

  1. ILO and Germany sign an agreement on the elimination of underage recruitment in Myanmar

    23 July 2009

    The agreement signed by Germany and the International Labour Organization is part of a project in line with the ILO’s Forced Labour Convention No. 29.

  2. ILO Governing Body elects new Chairperson ─ Committee on Freedom of Association cites Myanmar, Cambodia and Islamic Republic of Iran

    19 June 2009

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) elected H.E. Mrs. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Ambassador of Brazil and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office in Geneva as Chairperson for its 2009-10 Session.

  3. ILO renews supplementary understanding with Myanmar

    02 March 2009

    ILO has agreed with the Government of Myanmar to extend for 12 months the ILO Supplementary Understanding which provides a mechanism for Myanmar Citizens to lodge complaints of forced labour through the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon.

2008

  1. ILO Governing Body concludes 301st session - Considers labour situation in Myanmar, Colombia and other countries, welcomes growing links with World Bank

    20 March 2008

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office concluded its 301st session following wide-ranging discussions on basic labour rights in Myanmar, Colombia, Belarus and other countries, as well as strengthening cooperation with the World Bank to forge an inclusive and sustainable globalization.

  2. ILO Governing Body opens 301st session: Labour situation in Myanmar will be discussed, along with migration, discrimination and freedom of association

    06 March 2008

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) will address a range of issues at its 301st session beginning here today, including basic labour rights in a number of countries, public-private partnerships, as well as ILO action on migrant workers and discrimination in employment and occupation.

2007

  1. Statement from the ILO on detained labour activists in Myanmar

    12 September 2007

    The ILO calls upon the government to review and reverse the sentences of six labour activists in Myanmar.The persons concerned should be released without delay.

  2. ILO Governing Body concludes 298th Session: Considers ILO budget, labour situation in Myanmar, Belarus and other countries as well as trade and employment policy

    30 March 2007

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) concluded its 298th session here today following wide-ranging discussions among its worker, employer and government constituents on the Organization’s budget, the labour situation in Myanmar, Belarus and other countries as well as trade and employment policy.

  3. New ILO Myanmar web site

    15 March 2007

    A new web site has been set up by the Office of the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon to increase awareness of the ILO’s work on forced labour in Myanmar

  4. ILO Governing Body opens 298th session: Labour situation in Belarus and Myanmar will be discussed, along with ILO budget, trade and employment

    08 March 2007

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) will address a range of issues at its 298th session beginning here today, including basic labour rights in Myanmar and Belarus, trade and employment, wages around the world, UN reform and the latest report of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association.