News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. Shining a light on the place of CSR in Myanmar

    24 February 2020

    A training session on CSR and the work of the ILO offers a clearer perspective for business leaders

  3. Improving women’s business participation, a key path to inclusive development in Myanmar

    24 February 2020

    New report identifies Myanmar’s gender dividend through women’s entrepreneurship development

  4. The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) launches 4 new products to support the sustainable and inclusive development of the industry

    21 February 2020

    The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers association (MGMA) launched two new tools aiming at improving the labour compliance among the organization’s members and facilitate their development of healthy induction practices for new workers. In addition, MGMA also released the results of two new studies focussing on absenteeism and turn over in the industry as well as the impact of automation and digitization in the sector.

  5. The second steering committee of the Luxembourg-funded ILO Project Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in Southeast Asia, takes place in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    17 February 2020

    Key stakeholders and partners of the ILO-Luxembourg funded Project gather to discuss progress, 2019 challenges and opportunities, and provide guidance on the implementation of the project in 2020.

  6. Social Security Board Reforms Enhance and Extend Health Protection in Myanmar

    13 February 2020

    Myanmar’s Social Security Board (SSB), which provides social health protection for formal workers, is implementing a series of reforms to address coverage gaps and implementation barriers, with a goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030.

  7. Worker Receives Lifesaving Medical Treatment through Myanmar’s Health Insurance scheme

    13 February 2020

    A closer look at a beneficiary’s experience of the Social Security Board medical scheme reveals the possibilities and limitations of the government managed program, highlighting the progress and remaining challenges within Myanmar’s healthcare system.

  8. Vision Zero Fund project (VZF) supports Workshop on Strategic Compliance Planning for Government Inspectors to Improve Safety and Health in Myanmar

    13 February 2020

    Senior inspectors and Government officials gathered in Nay Pyi Taw for an FGLLID-ILO workshop on improving safety and health in Myanmar through better strategic planning. In addition to FGLLID inspectors from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, there were also participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation; the Ministry of Construction; the Ministry of Health and Sports; the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation; and the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry.

  9. A year of partnership and action on child labour has begun

    29 January 2020

    On 21 January 2021 the International Labour Organization (ILO) joined activists and UN, regional and national partners from around the globe to launch the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  10. ILO supports the Social Security Board, employers, and workers in preparing to scale-up an enhanced version of the Employment Injury Insurance scheme

    24 January 2020

    Workers, employers and the Social Security Board (SSB) gather in Naypyidaw to discuss the results of the employment injury insurance (EII) pilot in Hlaing Tharyar (Yangon) and Pyi Gyi Tha Kone (Mandalay) townships and the options for a scale-up to other townships. The ILO - Vision Zero Fund has been supporting the SSB in its administrative reform process that aims to transform SSB into a client-centric organization. The EII pilot helped 198,000 workers benefit from a more efficient and client-centric process to access the EII scheme.