News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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.