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  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  2. © Mathias Eick / EU/ECHO 2023

    Commission of Inquiry for Myanmar holds its first session

    02 September 2022

    The high-level investigation will address the matters raised by the ILO Governing Body regarding the situation of freedom of association and forced labour in the country.

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    Myanmar trade unions and civil society organizations face existential threat following military takeover

    24 August 2022

    Targeted persecution severely limits ability to operate; more flexible and responsive support from international community needed to avoid collapse of civic space and worker organizing.

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    New ILO estimates show Myanmar remains deeply affected by job losses in first half of 2022

    01 August 2022

    Employment remains well below 2020 levels while productivity levels contract further and job quality deteriorates.

  5. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    ILO Myanmar calls for more action to end child labour

    14 June 2022

    This World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, taking place shortly after the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, ILO Myanmar calls to accelerate multi-stakeholder efforts to prevent and eliminate child labour, with priority given to the worst forms of child labour.

  7. ILO to launch Myanmar eLearning Programme on Child Labour to bolster social protection and community action

    30 May 2022

    ILO (Myanmar) launches eLearning Programme on child labour.

  8. Labour Act exclusion leads to low pay and challenging conditions for migrant workers in Thai agricultural sector

    20 May 2022

    ILO survey highlights how pre-COVID-19 working conditions were already difficult for migrant workers in the Thai sugarcane, rubber, oil palm and maize industries.

  9. At land or sea, decent work is a right for all

    01 May 2022

    An ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude prevails all too often when it comes to the labour rights of workers employed in South East Asia’s fishing and seafood processing sectors. On International Workers' Day, Mi Zhou and Benjamin Harkins argue that it’s time for change.

  10. ILO Myanmar highlights on SAFEDAY the importance of safe and healthy workplaces in building resilience to crises

    28 April 2022

    28th April is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay). This year’s campaign focuses on how OSH management can build resilience in workplaces to respond to crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlights the important role of workers and employers to implement change.