News and articles


  1. Myanmar ratifies the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    19 December 2013

    Myanmar is the 178th ILO member State to ratify this instrument, which calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour.

  2. ILO, Myanmar sign agreement on National Labour Force Survey

    14 November 2013

    The ILO and Myanmar team up to collect labour market statistics that will help to formulate policies on a number of critical issues for the country.

  3. ILO lifts remaining restrictions on Myanmar

    18 June 2013

    The restrictions were related to the country’s non compliance of the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No.29).

  4. A new path out of adversity

    14 June 2013

    The ILO’s infrastructure project on the Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar, not only re-established access to villages devastated by cyclone Nargis in 2008 but also gave rise to a bustling community life.

  5. Helping women to help themselves escape poverty in Myanmar

    10 June 2013

    A non-profit organization set up in response to the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis employs women to run small businesses that benefit poor communities.

  6. First conference of labour organizations in Myanmar since freedom of association law

    30 April 2013

    Hundreds of workers come together to mark first anniversary of Labour Organization Law.


  1. Reform process in Myanmar is irreversible, says ILO expert

    16 November 2012

    As US President Barack Obama heads to Myanmar, the ILO’s liaison officer in Yangon discusses the various changes this Southeast Asian country has been going through.

  2. 101st ILO annual conference concludes with call for democracy in Myanmar

    15 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference adopts new international labour standard on social protection and calls for urgent action on youth employment

  3. Aid, investment needed to strengthen democracy in Myanmar: Suu Kyi

    14 June 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi stresses the problems of youth employment, calls for help in boosting democracy and invites socially responsible investment in Myanmar.

  4. ILO lifts restrictions on Myanmar

    13 June 2012

    The International Labour Organization has lifted its restrictions on the full participation of Myanmar in its activities and decided to review the progress on the elimination of forced labour in the country next year.