News and articles


  1. Leaders from Asia-Pacific address ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    07 July 2020

    Government, Employers’ and Workers’ leaders from Asia Pacific are to address the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments to discuss how to build back better in the post-pandemic recovery.

  2. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  3. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  4. “I just want to go to school”: New Myanmar photo exhibitions offer powerful insights into the lives of children trapped in child labour

    18 June 2020

    A six-year-old who begs at a Pagoda to buy medicine for her sick mother, so desperate to return to school that she often still wears her old school uniform. A fisherman who has worked on Or Khom lake since he was five years old. A girl who burns plastic for 1.20 US dollars a day on a rubbish tip, dreaming of becoming a dress maker and giving her younger brother a better life.

  5. The ILO launches a campaign for the safety and dignity of Myanmar Domestic Workers

    16 June 2020

    “Nine years ago, the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) was adopted by governments, employers and workers, said ILO representative in Myanmar, Mr Donglin LI. It is even more relevant today in the face of the Covid-19 virus. Ensuring decent working and living conditions for domestic workers will keep domestic workers, their employers and their families safe.”

  6. Myanmar signs up to key international convention on minimum working age ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    Amid COVID-19 crisis, ILO and UNICEF call to ‘Protect Children, Now More than Ever’

  7. Myanmar ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    09 June 2020

    Myanmar is the 173rd ILO Member State to ratify Convention No.138

  8. ILO, SSB and Rakuten Viber collaborate to raise awareness on COVID-19 preventive measures through innovative Viber stickers

    21 May 2020

    On Friday, 15 May 2020, Viber users in Myanmar will be able to download a COVID-19 prevention sticker pack called ‘Let’s overcome this together!’

  9. ILO launches COVID-19 campaign to observe World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2020

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and employers and workers organizations, the International Labour Organization (ILO) today, on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, launched a nationwide mass media public awareness campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of workers and employers in Myanmar of behavior and measures that can prevent and control COVID-19 infections in the work environment.

  10. National Stakeholder Forum on Decent Work and Labour Law Reform in Myanmar

    12 March 2020

    The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, with support from the ILO and funding from the European Union, hosted a National Stakeholder Forum on Decent Work and Labour Law Reform from 24 – 25 February in Naypyitaw.