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  1. ILO concludes Understanding with Myanmar

    26 February 2007

    The International Labour Office (ILO) announced today that it has concluded an Understanding with the Government of Myanmar designed to provide, as previously requested by the International Labour Conference and the ILO Governing Body, a mechanism to enable victims of forced labour to seek redress.


  1. ILO Governing Body opens 297th session: Labour situation in Belarus and Myanmar will be discussed, along with youth employment and labour inspection

    02 November 2006

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) will address a wide range of issues at its 297th session beginning here today, including basic labour rights in Myanmar and Belarus, the ILO response to the post-crisis situation in Lebanon and the latest report of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association.

  2. ILO Governing Body concludes 295th Session Considers labour situation in Myanmar and Belarus, as well as globalization and migration issues

    31 March 2006

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) concluded its 295th session here following discussions by tripartite delegates on issues ranging from respect of basic labour rights in Myanmar, Belarus, Colombia and other countries, to issues pertaining to globalization and migration.


  1. ILO Conclusions on Myanmar Regarding Forced Labour

    18 June 2004

    The ILO Committee on the Application of Standards presents it's conclusions concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention 1930 (Convention 29).


  1. ILO, Myanmar agree on facilitator to help end forced labour

    14 May 2003

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, today welcomed a formal understanding negotiated between the ILO and the Union of Myanmar for the establishment of a facilitator to assist possible victims of forced labour in Myanmar.


  1. ILO Appoints Liaison Officer in Myanmar

    04 September 2002

    The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) announced today the appointment of Ms. Hông-Trang Perret-Nguyen as the ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar. Ms. Perret-Nguyen was born in Viet Nam and holds degrees in political science and law from the Institut d'Etudes politiques and the Sorbonne in Paris. She joined the ILO in the International Labour Standards Department where she became Chief of the Equality and Rights Branch. She subsequently served as the Director of the ILO Caribbean Office and returned to Geneva where her last appointment was as Director of the ILO's Industrial Relations Department.

  2. ILO appoints interim Liaison Officer in Myanmar

    06 May 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office (ILO) has appointed Leon de Riedmatten of the Swiss-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, as its interim Liaison Officer in Myanmar.


  1. ILO team finds limited impact of new legislation against forced labour in Myanmar; Suggests action for further progress

    07 November 2001

    GENEVA ( ILO News) - Despite new legislation introduced just one year ago, forced labour still exists in Myanmar, according to a report from an International Labour Office (ILO) High-Level Team.

  2. ILO high level team departs for Myanmar

    17 September 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - An ILO High Level Team, headed by former Governor-General of Australia Sir Ninian Stephen, departed Bangkok today for Myanmar where they will spend three weeks assessing actions by the Government concerning forced labour, the International Labour Office (ILO) announced.

  3. ILO High Level Team to Visit Myanmar

    21 August 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) -The composition of a High Level Team due to visit Myanmar for a three-week period next month to assess Government actions on forced labour was announced today by the International Labour Office (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia.