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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Fresh hope for Myanmar

    15 January 2001

    The ILO reports on democratic breakthroughs in Myanmar that came under unprecedented ILO sanctions for widespread and systematic use of forced labour.


  1. ILO Governing Body opens the way for unprecedented action against forced labour in Myanmar

    17 November 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Measures to compel the Government of Myanmar (Burma) to meet its obligations to eliminate forced labour in the country will go forward, following deliberations by the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Governing Body at its 279 th session which concluded here today.