Events and meetings

August 2017

  1. The first meeting of the series of sectoral consultations and social dialogues within policy working group members and representatives from stakeholder institutions

    28 August 2017

June 2017

  1. Launching and inception workshop

    5 June 2017

April 2017

  1. Myanmar Safety & Health Day

    28 April 2017

    On 28 April 2017, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, together with employers and workers organisations, marked the first ever Myanmar Safety and Health Day in Yangon and Mandalay. The event was part of the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

September 2016

  1. 2016 Myanmar Stakeholder Forum on Labour Law Reform and Institutional Capacity Building

    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.

  2. 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.

August 2016

  1. 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.

October 2015

  1. 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.

July 2015

  1. ILO-WFP-WB collaboration in Myanmar to support the expansion of social protection

    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.

June 2015

  1. For the second year celebration of World Day against Child Labour Campaing in Myanmar

    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.

May 2015

  1. 2015 Myanmar Stakeholders Forum on Labour Law Reform and Institutional Capacity Building

    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.