Myanmar: Legal Review of national laws and regulations related to child labour in light of international standards 2020, Executive report

This paper summarizes a review of laws and practice relating to child labour that was as undertaken in and covers developments up to December 2020, as well as the existing practices in Myanmar are implementing the requirements of the international standards on child labour, such as in particular the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).

The first edition of this review was published in 2015. However, taking into consideration the major developments that occurred in the past five years, such as the adoption of the Child Rights Law in 2019 and the ratification of relevant international standards by Myanmar, such as the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138), in 2020, and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvementof children in armed conflict, in 2019, it appeared necessary to update the legal review, in order to provide a better understanding about the main developments as well as the remaining challenges.