News and articles

2013

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

2012

  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.

  5. Aung San Suu Kyi to address the ILO’s International Labour Conference

    22 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi - Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar - will attend the 101st International Labour Conference.

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.