News and articles


  1. Discussing opportunities to improve occupational safety and health in myanmar’s construction sector

    23 November 2020

    Meeting with Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Construction to discuss opportunities for improvement of occupational and health in the construction sector in the country.

  2. Turning the tide against child labour – for Khin’s sake

    03 November 2020

    More than a million Myanmar pupils returned to the classroom in late July but a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks has forced schools to close again. Selim Benaissa, Chief Technical Advisor at the International Labour Organization (ILO), shifts the focus to those left behind – the one in 11 children trapped in child labour across the country – those who have had to drop out of school even before the pandemic. In the midst of a worsening health and economic crisis, is there still hope in the horizon for them?

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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  4. New Zealand and ILO launch NZ$ 3 million project for remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar to cope with COVID 19 impacts on livelihoods

    06 October 2020

    Responding to the unprecedented crisis and pressing needs created by COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar particularly in disaster and conflict-affected areas, the New Zealand Aid Programme and International Labour Organisation (ILO) technical team in Myanmar are launching a new project to provide livelihoods support to returned migrants and remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar; one of the most vulnerable places along the border.

  5. ILO, through the EU supported Safe and Fair Programme, opens two new Migrant Worker Resource Centres

    11 September 2020

    The ILO, through Safe and Fair Programme, under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP) opened the Aung Lan Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) on August 14th and the Loikaw Migrant Resource Centre on September 1st. Both MRCs are located in the local Labour Exchange Offices of MOLIP

  6. It takes a village: The community saving scheme transforming children’s lives in Myanmar

    01 September 2020

    It was in 2017, in a small village in the Ayeyarwady region of Myanmar, that 45-year-old Naw Thawri’s life took a terrible turn. Her husband passed away and she found herself alone – a widow with four children and no source of income to support her family.

  7. After COVID-19: A stronger Myanmar through responsible business practices

    28 August 2020

    A conference on the impact of the pandemic and opportunities to build stronger, more resilient businesses has taken place online

  8. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  9. The ILO supported Kawthaung Migrant Centre receives recognition for assisting returning migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic

    07 August 2020

    The Kawthaung Migrant Centre run by the Foundation for Education and Development is the second of the Migrant Centres supported by the ILO to receive the Honorary Record from the National League of Volunteers, chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

  10. Myanmar gears up to implement minimum working age convention

    30 July 2020

    The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MoLIP), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Myanmar workers and employers’ organisations, and child protection civil society organizations today have come together in a webinar to lay the foundation for the implementation of the ILO Minimum Age Convention No. 138, ratified by Myanmar on 8 June 2020 and will take effect in June 2021.