News and articles


  1. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  2. The ILO supported Kawthaung Migrant Centre receives recognition for assisting returning migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic

    07 August 2020

    The Kawthaung Migrant Centre run by the Foundation for Education and Development is the second of the Migrant Centres supported by the ILO to receive the Honorary Record from the National League of Volunteers, chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

  3. Myanmar gears up to implement minimum working age convention

    30 July 2020

    The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MoLIP), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Myanmar workers and employers’ organisations, and child protection civil society organizations today have come together in a webinar to lay the foundation for the implementation of the ILO Minimum Age Convention No. 138, ratified by Myanmar on 8 June 2020 and will take effect in June 2021.

  4. ILO supported initiative receives recognition for service to returning migrants during Covid-19

    17 July 2020

    The Republic of the Union of Myanmar National League of Volunteers presented Samaritan’s Purse Migrant Assistance Centre with a certificate of recognition for services to prevent Covid-19.

  5. Leaders from Asia-Pacific address ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    07 July 2020

    Government, Employers’ and Workers’ leaders from Asia Pacific are to address the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments to discuss how to build back better in the post-pandemic recovery.

  6. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  7. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  8. “I just want to go to school”: New Myanmar photo exhibitions offer powerful insights into the lives of children trapped in child labour

    18 June 2020

    A six-year-old who begs at a Pagoda to buy medicine for her sick mother, so desperate to return to school that she often still wears her old school uniform. A fisherman who has worked on Or Khom lake since he was five years old. A girl who burns plastic for 1.20 US dollars a day on a rubbish tip, dreaming of becoming a dress maker and giving her younger brother a better life.

  9. The ILO launches a campaign for the safety and dignity of Myanmar Domestic Workers

    16 June 2020

    “Nine years ago, the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) was adopted by governments, employers and workers, said ILO representative in Myanmar, Mr Donglin LI. It is even more relevant today in the face of the Covid-19 virus. Ensuring decent working and living conditions for domestic workers will keep domestic workers, their employers and their families safe.”

  10. Myanmar signs up to key international convention on minimum working age ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    Amid COVID-19 crisis, ILO and UNICEF call to ‘Protect Children, Now More than Ever’