29 - 30 September 2016
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Denmark, Japan, the United States of America, the European Union, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) convened the second Stakeholders' Forum of the Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labour Rights and Practices in Myanmar ('the Initiative') on 29-30 September 2016.
Consultation Workshop on the Development of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Child Labour in Myanmar
9 September 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is providing assistance to the Government of Myanmar in formulating a comprehensive National Action Plan on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (NAP). This activity will contribute to the national efforts and the goals of the ILO’s Global Action Plan against the worst forms of child labour (WFCL), within the framework of the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (No. 182). This NAP will target the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) as a priority, while aiming at the elimination of all child labour in the long term.
2016 Signing Ceremony of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Overseas Employment Agencies Federation in Myanmar
19 August 2016
The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and with technical input from the ILO TRIANGLE project have developed a Code of Conduct and a Monitoring Mechanism to develop ethical recruitment practices in Myanmar and create standards across the sector so potential migrants can be assured of safe and effective recruitment procedures. Since April when the Code was open for signing, 72 Overseas employment agents have signed the Code and on August 19th they will be issued with the Certificates. This will allow the Monitoring Mechnism to be put into place to monitor and rank the compliance of the agencies on the Code in the coming year.
Release of Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for Contractors & Field Engineers (PMGSY) and Impact Assessment Study of PMGSY Roads
6 October 2015
Ms. Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) inaugurated the release of the Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for the Contractors and Field Engineers under the PMGSY Project. Ms. Polaski also released the “Impact Assessment Study of Improved Rural Road Maintenance System under the PMGSY”. Ms. Polaski highlighted the need for India to adapt its labour policies as its economy transitions from agriculture to manufacturing in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
10 July 2015
The ILO, WFP and the World Bank combined the United Nations’ social protection Assessment-Based National Dialogue (ABND) and the World Bank Social Protection Assessment (SPA) methodologies over an 18 month period. The objective was to avoid duplication of work and join forces to provide the Myanmar policy making process with the most needed evidence on social protection through a participatory and inclusive process articulated around the life-cycle approach to social protection.
12 June 2015
June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s theme is “No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education. In Yangon a national event is held with the Government, Workers and Employers Organizations, Civil Society, Private Businesses and Development Partners. At the community level, events in Mon and Kayin States with local partner organizations Karen Women Empowerment Group, Mon National Education Committee, Mon Women Organization and Women Empowerment Program are being with the participation of students, teachers and community members through awareness raising activities through arts and dialogue.
18 - 19 May 2015
The objective of this Stakeholder Forum is to provide a venue for business, labour, and other civil society representatives to engage with the Government of Myanmar regarding its ongoing reform efforts; to provide guidance on and recommendations for the development of a multiyear labour law reform and capacity building plan (labour reform plan); and to foster constructive relationships among domestic and international stakeholders. This is the first Stakeholder Forum to be held under the Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labour Rights and Practices in Myanmar.
24 February 2015
The national workshop convened by Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) with the support of the ILO presents an overall objective of pushing forward the MRS agenda in Myanmar. It will also address the objectives of the ILO-Korea’s project “Towards a Mutual Recognition of Skills in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar 2014-15” which is to facilitate mobility of skilled labor through the mutual skills recognition mechanism and accelerate economic integration of the CLM countries, (i.e. Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar) towards the AEC goal by 2015.
4 - 5 December 2014
The International Labour Organization (ILO) Liaison Officer in Myanmar and the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MOLES) organized a national tripartite dialogue on the ILO’s Programme in Myanmar at the Mt. Pleasant Hotel, Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 4-5 December 2014. The objectives of the dialogue are to: a. ensure openness and transparency on the ILO’s Programme of work in Myanmar; b. identify areas of possible concern and discuss solutions thereto and; c. confirm that the programme is targeted and meeting the country’s identified needs and priorities with no critical gaps.
20 - 21 November 2014
The 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is held on 20-21 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour is an open platform for the review, discussion and exchange of the best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stakeholders on key issues facing migrant workers in ASEAN. This year, the overall theme of the AFML is “Towards the ASEAN Community by 2015 with enhanced measures to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers”. There also are two subthemes, which are: “Promotion of fair and appropriate employment protection, payment of wages, and adequate access to decent working and living conditions for migrant workers” and “Coordination and role of key stakeholders to set up and implement policies and procedures to facilitate aspects of migration of workers, including recruitment, preparation, protection abroad, and return and reintegration”.