News and articles

2021

  1. The ILO makes an urgent appeal to protect Myanmar’s children as child labour rises to 160 million worldwide

    11 June 2021

  2. Report highlights need for gender equality in Asia’s garment sector

    06 May 2021

    A new ILO report 'Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector' examines the status and trends relating to women and gender dynamics in Asia’s garment sector while providing a roadmap for action to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

  3. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: ILO Social Partners to join hands

    28 April 2021

    Today, April 28, marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay). This year’s SafeDay focuses on anticipating, preparing and responding to crises – by investing in resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems.

  4. This is what leadership looks like: Nan Zar Ni Myint is empowering a network of Myanmar domestic workers in Thailand

    11 March 2021

    Women have been hit harder by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. This includes migrant domestic workers. Nan Zar Ni Myint is a domestic worker from Myanmar and a volunteer in her community based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has mobilized her network of domestic workers to support other domestic workers in Thailand, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. © Ninjastrikers 2022

    ILO calls on Myanmar to respect freedom of association and restore democratic order

    10 February 2021

    In the wake of the military takeover that has sparked widespread demonstrations in Myanmar, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization says workers and employers must be able to exercise their right to protest without violence or threats.

  6. TRIANGLE in ASEAN helps migrant workers hit by COVID-19

    04 February 2021

    With the support of its partners on the ground, TRIANGLE in ASEAN responded rapidly during 2020 to the immediate needs of returning migrant workers and those in the countries of destination impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. ILO Myanmar launches online learning platform

    27 January 2021

    Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a digital learning platform – ecampus.iloyangon.org – to share knowledge and skills related to the world of work in Myanmar.

2020

  1. Making Migration Safe and Fair for Women Workers

    11 December 2020

    Women play a central role in Myanmar society and its economic development and it is our hope that together we can ensure that the contributions of Myanmar’s migrant women – home and abroad – are applauded, recognised and acknowledged, and that we create conducive environments for these strong and ambitious women to seek safe opportunities for themselves and their families.

  2. Safety first: Adapting the ILO’s child labour response in the face of COVID-19

    01 December 2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Selim Benaissa’s first thought was of vulnerable children. As the ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor for the Myanmar Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, he has seen firsthand that poverty is a major factor driving high rates of child labour in the country – a problem that affects one in every 11 under-18-year-olds.

  3. Promoting responsible business practices in Myanmar. An ILO/EU press release

    24 November 2020

    A high-level conference on policy options for promoting responsible investment in Myanmar convened online with senior government officials and business leaders for discussions on investment policy, and the role of responsible business conduct in attracting quality investment to Myanmar.