News and articles


  1. New law a major step for workplace safety and health in Myanmar

    19 March 2019

    The enactment of the new Occupational Safety and Health Law is a major step towards safer and healthier workplaces in Myanmar. The new law will play a pivotal role in preventing occupational injuries, diseases and deaths, said the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon.

  2. ILO Committee of Experts discusses forced labour and freedom of association in Myanmar

    19 March 2019

    New conclusions on Myanmar were issued by the ILO Committee of Experts in February 2019 and are now available in Myanmar language.

  3. Improving Labour Services in the Garment Industry in Myanmar

    13 March 2019

    The Bureau for Employers' Activities of the ILO (ACT/EMP) has supported the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) in setting up a Labour Department providing quality labour related services to company-members.

  4. Call to Myanmar Business on Disability Inclusion

    07 March 2019

    On 6/7 March, AAR Japan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) brought together 110 Myanmar stakeholders from business, disability organisations and government and international experts for second multistakeholder forum on promoting employment of persons with disabilities in Myanmar. The first forum was held in November 2017.

  5. ILO: Women’s empowerment and skills development are critical to ensure sustained growth in Myanmar’s garment sector

    21 February 2019

    Myanmar’s garment workforce is projected to grow to one million workers by 2020, mostly women. A new ILO report assessing gender gaps in the sector underlines the need to address workplace culture in order to achieve decent work for the thousands of women that power the industry and Myanmar’s economic growth.

  6. ILO begins its Centenary year in 2019

    23 January 2019

    2019 marks the International Labour Organisation’s 100th anniversary. This makes the ILO older than the United Nations, one of the oldest international organisations active and relevant today, and still unique in its tripartite structure.


  1. New Migrant Worker Resource Centre opens in Myanmar

    21 December 2018

    Myanmar potential and returned migrant workers and their families in Taunggyi and surrounding areas will benefit from a new Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) which opened on 21 December.

  2. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.

  3. Rebuilding trust between communities by boosting skills

    13 December 2018

    In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the ILO is supporting the local government and the Department of technical vocational training (TVET) to put in place inclusive skills development programmes not only to help local job seekers boosting their skills and finding employment, but also to rebuild trust among communities segregated by discrimination and violence.

  4. ILO supports ASEAN safe migration campaign

    13 December 2018

    The ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign #SafeMigrationASEAN was launched to raise public awareness on safe labour migration that benefits all.