News and articles


  1. Myanmar ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    09 June 2020

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

  2. 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!’

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.