Child labour

Assessment of child labour in the Yangon Region, Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State: Executive summary

This assessment report, launched to mark the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2023, provides an in-depth picture of child labour in the Yangon Region, Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State in Myanmar. It also maps current child protection and vocational educational services in these regions, as a basis for developing referral mechanisms, including labour market and training opportunities for vulnerable youth.

Additionally, it provides recommendations for appropriate awareness raising, advocacy and overarching key policy interventions to be pursued, when the situation allows. For a number of years, the ILO Liaison Office has played a key role in the fight against child labour, and this report serves as an important tool to be used in the future.

ILO’s Asia Regional Child Labour Project (ARC) is a regional project implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The assessment was prepared with financial support from Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the Government of the United Kingdom.