ILO in Myanmar

ILO first established its Liaison Office in Myanmar in 2002 under an Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the International Labour Office.  The main role of the Liaison Officer was to support efforts for the elimination of forced labour in the country and implement strategies to address its root causes. Read more

What's new

  1. Press release

    Labour law reform is key to sustainable development for Myanmar

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar Government, employers, workers, civil society and international partners discuss priorities to bring labour law reform forward in order to accelerate sustainable development, and reduce poverty and inequality.

  2. Press release

    Myanmar strengthens efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    17 January 2018

    Myanmar becomes the 35th ILO member State to ratify Convention C185.

  3. OSH Youth Champions

    Achievements of Myanmar youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Nine Youth Champions for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) from Myanmar participated in the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore in September 2017. The team of nine youth delegates from Myanmar were selected from amongst more than 350 applicants worldwide to participate in  establishing a new international network of young workers, employers, and government officials from 29 countries.

  4. Policy briefs

    Priorities for policies and actions

    In December 2016, governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in Asia and the Pacific agreed on an action plan to promote inclusive growth, social justice and decent work.

  5. Press release

    Business case for employing people with disabilities reaffirmed in Myanmar

    Representatives of Myanmar disabled persons organizations, government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and disability experts discussed ways to make workplaces more inclusive and acknowledged the benefits of hiring persons with disability.

  6. Article

    Myanmar: ILO pilots self-learning approach to promote the cooperative business model

    ILO conducted the first Myanmar pilot of the Think.Coop training module on cooperative business, where over 40 participants from trade unions, including farmers, were provided with a basic introduction to cooperation and collective action.

  7. Publication

    ILO Guide to Myanmar Labour Law

    28 September 2017

    The legal framework regulating employment in Myanmar is found in a variety of different Laws and Rules enacted over the last century. This Guide brings together many of the sources of Myanmar labour law in a single, user-friendly guide. The Guide also provides useful information on the International Core Labour Standards to promote and inspire good practice on employment and labour in Myanmar.

  8. Video

    Scaling up STED: Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification for tourist guides in Myanmar

    30 May 2017

    Tourism is a key driver of socio-economic progress in Myanmar and it’s expected to provide over two million new jobs by 2020.