News and articles


  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.


  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.

  3. Word Day Against Child Labour: “No to child labour, Yes to quality education”

    12 June 2015

    The second year celebration of World Day Against Child Labour in Myanmar was held in Yangon at the Summit Parkview Hotel on June 12 organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Myanmar Programme on the elimination of child labour (MyPEC) in collaboration with Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MOLES) with the participation of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Workers and Employers Organization, UNICEF, World Vision and Child Focus Network. Embassies, national and international development partners, and others civil society organizations and private businesses were also present.


  1. ILO welcomes US/ Myanmar announcement on labour market collaboration

    01 September 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes the commitment by the Governments of the United States and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to work together to support the promotion of fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.


  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.