News and articles


  1. Myanmar: too many children still in hazardous and unsafe forms of work

    12 June 2018

    Some 600,000 of the 1 million child labourers in the country are involved in hazardous work.

  2. Minimum wage a step forward for democracy and sustainable development

    25 May 2018

    Op-ed by Mr Rory Mungoven, International Labour Organization’s Liaison Officer in Myanmar

  3. My.Coop roll-out trajectory in Myanmar

    24 May 2018

    A first training of trainers on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative was conducted in Myanmar after the translation and adaptation of the modules to Burmese context.

  4. Myanmar Government and social partners discuss national plans and reforms

    18 May 2018

    The 10th National Tripartite Dialogue Forum took place, reaffirming its role as primary platform for social dialogue on national issues.

  5. Under age, under protected and undervalued, the grim situation of Myanmar domestic workers

    11 May 2018

    A large number of children and young girls work as domestic workers in Myanmar, excluded from legal protection, and stigmatized by society. Myanmar has been rocked in recent years by cases of extreme abuse, but discussions on how to improve their conditions and respond to their needs are just starting in the country.

  6. ILO holds ground-breaking ceremony for Youth Empowerment Center in Shan State

    10 May 2018

    A traditional ground-breaking ceremony took place in Mauk Wolk (Taunggyi, Shan State) to mark the first official day of construction of a new Youth Empowerment Center, built with the support of the ILO and funded by the EU.

  7. Embarking for a safe work in Thailand: risks and rights in the fishing sector

    30 April 2018

    Migrant workers comprise most of the workforce in Thailand's fishing sector. Ensuring that they are aware of their rights and know how to find help to protect them is essential to prevent and end abusive labour practices. A new video provides them with the information they need, in their languages.

  8. Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

    29 April 2018

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

  9. Myanmar makes work safety and health for young people a national priority

    28 April 2018

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focussed on young workers aged 15-24 who account for almost one quarter of Myanmar’s total workforce, and are 40% more likely to suffer occupational injuries than adult workers. The ILO is working closely with the Government and social partners to make workplace safety and health for youth a national priority.

  10. ILO Governing Body Reviews Progress In Myanmar

    02 April 2018

    At its 332nd session, the Governing Body of the ILO welcomed the commitment of the Myanmar Government to advance decent work and sustainable development.