News and articles


  1. 101st ILO annual conference concludes with call for democracy in Myanmar

    15 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference adopts new international labour standard on social protection and calls for urgent action on youth employment

  2. Aid, investment needed to strengthen democracy in Myanmar: Suu Kyi

    14 June 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi stresses the problems of youth employment, calls for help in boosting democracy and invites socially responsible investment in Myanmar.

  3. ILO lifts restrictions on Myanmar

    13 June 2012

    The International Labour Organization has lifted its restrictions on the full participation of Myanmar in its activities and decided to review the progress on the elimination of forced labour in the country next year.

  4. Aung San Suu Kyi to address the ILO’s International Labour Conference

    22 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi - Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar - will attend the 101st International Labour Conference.


  1. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.


  1. ILO and Germany sign an agreement on the elimination of underage recruitment in Myanmar

    23 July 2009

    The agreement signed by Germany and the International Labour Organization is part of a project in line with the ILO’s Forced Labour Convention No. 29.

  2. ILO Governing Body elects new Chairperson ─ Committee on Freedom of Association cites Myanmar, Cambodia and Islamic Republic of Iran

    19 June 2009

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) elected H.E. Mrs. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Ambassador of Brazil and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office in Geneva as Chairperson for its 2009-10 Session.

  3. ILO renews supplementary understanding with Myanmar

    02 March 2009

    ILO has agreed with the Government of Myanmar to extend for 12 months the ILO Supplementary Understanding which provides a mechanism for Myanmar Citizens to lodge complaints of forced labour through the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon.


  1. ILO Governing Body concludes 301st session - Considers labour situation in Myanmar, Colombia and other countries, welcomes growing links with World Bank

    20 March 2008

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office concluded its 301st session following wide-ranging discussions on basic labour rights in Myanmar, Colombia, Belarus and other countries, as well as strengthening cooperation with the World Bank to forge an inclusive and sustainable globalization.

  2. ILO Governing Body opens 301st session: Labour situation in Myanmar will be discussed, along with migration, discrimination and freedom of association

    06 March 2008

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) will address a range of issues at its 301st session beginning here today, including basic labour rights in a number of countries, public-private partnerships, as well as ILO action on migrant workers and discrimination in employment and occupation.