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  1. Myanmar needs democracy-friendly development growth, says Aung San Suu Kyi

    14 June 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi called for international aid and investment to promote economic progress in Myanmar and in particular focussed attention on the problem of youth unemployment. Highlighting the potential of her country both in terms of its natural and human resources, she noted, "it is not so much joblessness as hopelessness that threatens our future. The Nobel laureate made her landmark address to a packed Assembly Hall at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

  2. Myanmar welcomes lifting of restrictions on ILO technical cooperation and support announced at 2012 International Labour Conference in Geneva

    13 June 2012

    Stating they are "cautiously optimistic", the member states of the International Labour Organization have agreed to lift or suspend key restrictions on the ILO's work in Myanmar. Following a vote in the ILC plenary session in Geneva, the ILO agreed to lift restrictions which excluded the Government of Myanmar from receiving ILO technical cooperation and assistance. It also suspends for one year an ILO request of its members to review their relationships with Myanmar to ensure forced labour is not being used in those relationships. Under the agreement announced at the ILC, representatives of Myanmar can also now attend most ILO meetings, symposia and seminars.

  3. Changes in Myanmar – the Minister's perspective

    11 June 2012

    Myanmar's Union Minister at the Ministry of Labour, Aung Kyi, gives his thoughts on the way his country's reform process has moved so far, how the relationship with the ILO has evolved, and what the next steps might be.

  4. Changes in Myanmar: A workers' perspective

    11 June 2012

    Among the recent changes in Myanmar has been new legislation allowing for the formation of workers’ organizations. Among the first group of 15 to be registered was the Basic Labour Organization of the Aung Tile Factory, set up by Thant Zin Oo, Workers’ Delegate from Myanmar. He explains why he decided to form this new workers’ organization.

  5. Changes in Myanmar: An employers' perspective

    11 June 2012

    Khine Khine Nwe, Myanmar Employers’ delegate and Secretary, Basic Employers Organization of the Garment Factory, Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone, gives her reaction to the changes in her country and explains how she wants the international community to respond.

  6. The ILO's role in Myanmar

    11 June 2012

    The ILO`s Liaison Officer in Myanmar discusses the history of the ILO`s involvement in Myanmar, some of the challenges of dealing with forced labour in the country, and the role played by the ILO's unique tripartite structure in achieving progress.

  7. APYouthNet Talk Show #5 - Youth labour migration

    01 April 2012

    Listen to Zar Ni, a young migrant from Burma, Max Tunon, ILO Sr Programme Officer for labour migration, and Matthieu Cognac, ILO specialist on youth employment, discussing with young people the issue of youth and labour migration in Asia and the Pacific. This podcast is a co-production between APYouthNet and AP-MagNet.


  1. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi hace un llamamiento a la OIT para que amplie sus actividades en Myanmar

    13 June 2011

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, la ex Secretaría General de la Liga Nacional para la Democracia en Myanmar, habló a través de un mensaje en vídeo a los delegados de la 100.a Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo de la OIT. Expresó sus esperanzas de que la OIT ampliara sus actividades en Myanmar y que ayudara a fomentar una nueva era de justicia social en dicho país. Las actividades actuales de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo en Myanmar también incluyen proyectos para garantizar la eliminación del trabajo forzoso. (en inglés)

  2. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi lance un appel à l'OIT pour qu'elle étende ses activités au Myanmar

    13 June 2011

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, ancienne secrétaire générale de la Ligue nationale pour la démocratie au Myanmar a pris la parole devant les délégués à la 100e Conférence internationale du Travail à travers un message vidéo. Elle a notamment exprimé l'espoir de voir l'OIT étendre ses activités au Myanmar et aider à faire entrer le Myanmar dans une ère de justice sociale. Les efforts actuels de l'Organisation internationale du Travail (OIT) au Myanmar consistent notamment à s'assurer de mettre un terme au travail forcé. (en anglais)

  3. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Appeals to the ILO to Expand its Activities in Myanmar

    13 June 2011

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, spoke via video message to the delegates of the 100th International Labour Conference of the ILO. She expressed her hope that the ILO would expand its activities in Myanmar and help usher in an era of social justice. The International Labour Organization's current activities in Myanmar include efforts to ensure the elimination of forced labour.