News and articles

2019

  1. Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  2. International Day for South-South Cooperation

    12 September 2019

    The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).

  3. The SafeYouth@Work (Myanmar) project held its end of project workshop in Yangon, Myanmar

    28 August 2019

    On 28 August 2019, the ILO marked successful partnership with FGLLID in the implementation of the SafeYouth@Work Project - Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers. The workshop was held with participation of all project stakeholders in Yangon at Melia Hotel. This workshop formed part of a series of national and global workshops marking the end of the Project.

  4. Launch of the Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Agenda 2019-2022

    01 August 2019

    On Saturday 20 July 2019, the Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) officially launched the MRCCI Business Agenda 2019-2022 “Towards a Better Mandalay Region”.

  5. Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers

    31 July 2019

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Vietnamese researcher wins Decent Work prize

    11 July 2019

    The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.

  7. Coordinating with the FGLLID and Social partners, ILO Vision Zero Fund organized Awareness Raising Campaign about new OSH law at the three Industrial Zones

    26 June 2019

    From June 25th to June 30th 2019, coordinating with Factories and General Labour Law Inspection Department (FGLLID), the Vision Zero Fund (VZF), ILO has organized an awareness raising campaign, in 3 industrial zones: Mingaladon, East Dagon and Hlaingtharyar in Yangon, targeting and audience composed of factory owners, industrial zone committee members, township government stakeholders (SSB, DoL, MoHS, DISI (MoI)), employers’ and workers’ representatives, FGLLID inspectors, supervisors, and workers. A total of 73 factories attended the various events across the 6 days, sending 33 managers, 13 supervisors, 132 workers and 26 safety officers to the events.

  8. Myanmar’s Government, Employers and Workers work together to improve safety and health at work and receive international high-level support for their efforts

    26 June 2019

    A nine-person tripartite delegation headed by the Director General of the Factories and General Labour Laws Inspection Department (FGLLID), and comprising the Joint Secretary General of the Union of Myanmar Federations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), and the President of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) met in Germany in June under the auspices of the Vision Zero Fund (VZF), a G-7 initiative that aims to contribute to the achievement of zero severe fatal work-related accidents, injuries and diseases in global supply chains (GSCs).

  9. ILO supports Social Security Board in strengthening the Employment Injury Insurance scheme in Myanmar

    19 June 2019

    Insured workers in Hlaing Tharyar (Yangon) and Pyi Gyi Tha Kone (Mandalay) will enjoy a more efficient and client-centric process to access the employment injury insurance (EII) scheme of the Social Security Board (SSB). The ILO - Vision Zero Fund has been supporting the SSB in its administrative reform process that aims to bring SSB closer to its clients; the EII pilots in both townships are key steps of the process.

  10. Domestic workers celebrate International Day in Myanmar

    19 June 2019

    To celebrate the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers in 2011, the ILO together with the CSO and LO Network for Migrants (Myanmar) organized a vibrant event in Yangon on June 16th at the Sedona Hotel.