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  • Partnerships and Development Cooperation

    Individual Documents

    Title: Decent Work in Myanmar - New ILO programme addresses the building of democracy
    Date of publication: 14 November 2012
    Description/subject: This brochure outlines the ILO framework for its technical cooperation programme in Myanmar over the next few years. An annex details the projects involved.In November 2012 the ILO Governing Body endorsed the programme framework for ILO technical cooperation activities in Myanmar. The programme was supported by tripartite consultation and recognizes the depth and scope of the reform agenda in Myanmar. While significant progress has been made, particularly in the elimination of forced labour and the promotion of freedom of association, much remains to be done to support the ongoing transition of the country - work that will support the strengthening of democratic institutions; assist the development and application of the legislative framework and the rule of law; ensure the full elimination of all forms of forced labour and the full implementation of freedom of association; and develop an efficient labour market based on fundamental principles and rights at work, supporting inclusive economic and social growth.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 28 November 2012


    Title: Follow-up to the discussion on Myanmar: Implementation of the joint strategy for the elimination of forced labour, operation of the new labour legislation including freedom of association, impact of foreign investment on decent working conditions
    Date of publication: 02 November 2012
    Description/subject: The Governing Body is invited to endorse the proposed interim programme framework for technical cooperation activities in Myanmar; request the Office to report on progress in its implementation at the 319th Session (November 2013); and call upon member States to provide voluntary contributions to the ILO programme in Myanmar.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 28 November 2012


    Title: GB 316th Session, November 2012: Matters arising out of the work of the 101st Session (2012) of the International Labour Conference
    Date of publication: 01 November 2012
    Description/subject: Follow-up to the discussion on Myanmar: Implementation of the joint strategy for the elimination of forced labour, operation of the new labour legislation including freedom of association, impact of foreign investment on decent working conditions...Relevant strategic objective: Promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work. Policy implications: Follow-up to the resolution adopted by the Conference with further guidance to be provided by the Governing Body. Legal implications: None. Financial implications: Depending on the Governing Body’s decision, the Office would call upon member States to provide voluntary contributions. Follow-up action required: Depending on the Governing Body’s decision, the Office would implement the proposed interim programme framework and report on progress in November 2013. Author unit: Office of the Liaison Officer in Myanmar. Related documents: Resolution concerning the measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted under article 33 of the ILO Constitution, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 101st Session (2012); GB.316/INS/7.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.316/INS/5/5)
    Format/size: pdf (365K)
    Date of entry/update: 28 November 2012


    Title: Decent Work in Myanmar - ILO Programme Framework: November 2012 – April 2014
    Date of publication: November 2012
    Description/subject: Summary: "Building on the engagement with Government of the Union of Myanmar over the past decade and taking into account recent developments and decisions by the International Labour Conference, the ILO will develop its programme in Myanmar for the period November 2012 to April 2014 – a timeframe that reflects the need for immediate action on priority areas for the ILO as well as the preparatory work for a possible future Decent Work Country Programme. The immediate focus of the ILO programme in Myanmar remains on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, notably through i) the continued implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Government on Forced Labour and ii) a scaled-up Freedom of Association programme. In these two areas the ILO will implement a comprehensive programme of work, while undertaking activities during 2013 in other key areas identified by the Government with inputs from the social partners. The overall programme consists of ten interlinked components, managed by the ILO Representative in Yangon with support from across the ILO."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office
    Format/size: pdf (1.29MB)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/pardev/development-cooperation/WCMS_193195/lang--en/index.htm
    Date of entry/update: 28 November 2012


  • News about the ILO and Burma/Myanmar

    Individual Documents

    Title: Soldiers using forced labour to be prosecuted
    Date of publication: 09 May 2012
    Description/subject: "Burmese army personnel suspected of using forced labour will be prosecuted under civilian law, according to senior military chiefs who met with representatives from the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Rangoon last week. 'The Commander in Chief has given instruction that military personnel are similarly covered to all other persons by the law concerning forced labour,' said Steve Marshall during an interview with DVB. '[He] indicated that persons alleged to have utilised forced labour will be prosecuted under the penal code rather than military regulations....."
    Author/creator: Hanna Hindstrom
    Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB)
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 10 May 2012


    Title: ILO to begin work in ethnic conflict zones
    Date of publication: 05 April 2012
    Description/subject: "A UN body tasked with pushing for workers’ rights and an end to forced labour in Burma has been granted access to conflict zones in the country’s border regions that for years have been largely off-limits to international monitoring groups. The agreement means the International Labour Organization (ILO) becomes one of the first overseas bodies to begin sustained operations in the volatile areas where Burma’s government has been battling ethnic armies. To the surprise of many observers, the defence ministry, widely depicted as hostile to the nascent reform programme in Burma, has also endorsed the move, which comes amid a push by Naypyidaw to persuade rebels groups to sign ceasefires. Steve Marshall, head of the ILO office in Rangoon, says the ministry’s signature on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed in March is “very positive and very telling”, particularly given that the ILO will be directly addressing abuses carried out by the army. He adds that not only will the defence ministry give the green light for the ILO’s work in conflict zones, but that it “has agreed to be an active partner” in the application of plans laid down by the group..."
    Author/creator: Francis Wade
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Democratic Voice of Burma
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 06 April 2012


    Title: ILO fordert rechtliche Schritte gegen Zwangsarbeit in Burma
    Date of publication: 01 December 2006
    Description/subject: Der ILO-Regierungsrat beschloss, auf seiner nächsten Sitzung im März 2007 rechtliche Schritte gegen Burma einzuleiten, wenn er es für angemessen befinde, auch beim Internationalen Gerichtshof in Den Haag. Die ILO hat im 2000 die härtesten Sanktionen ihrer Geschichte gegen die burmesische Militärjunta ergriffen. ILO demands legal steps against forced labor
    Author/creator: Christine Plüss, Arbeitskreis Tourismus & Entwicklung
    Language: German, Deutsch
    Source/publisher: Fairunterwegs, Arbeitskreis Tourismus & Entwicklung
    Format/size: Html (16k)
    Date of entry/update: 18 August 2007


    Title: Sanktionen zur Förderung von Frieden und Menschenrechten? Fallstudien zu Myanmar, Sudan und Südafrika
    Date of publication: 2006
    Description/subject: Eine kontroverse Diskussion zur Wirksamkeit internationaler Sanktionen (UNO; USA; EU; ILO) in Burma/Myanmar nach den Aufständen von 1988; der Einfluss Aung San Suu Kyis; die Rolle westlicher NGOs; Fallstudien zu Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Südafrika A study on the efficacity of intnernational sanctions after the protests of 1988; the influence of Aung San Suu Kyi; the role of western NGOs; case studies of Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, South Africa
    Author/creator: Sina Schüssler
    Language: German, Deutsch
    Source/publisher: Zentrum der Konfliktforschung der Philipps-Universität Marburg
    Format/size: PDF (890k)
    Date of entry/update: 21 September 2007


    Title: Showdown Time - ILO sanctions loom as Burma spits defiance
    Date of publication: March 2005
    Description/subject: "Burma was on collision course in March with the one world organization that has the power to do real harm to Rangoon’s military regime. Days before the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization, or ILO, was slated to decide how to compel the regime to end its alleged widespread practice of forced labor, a senior government official in Rangoon told the organization in so many words: “Mind your own business.” ...Scenes like this anger the ILO... The confrontational statement, by Rangoon’s Labor Department Director-General Soe Nyunt, was sure to fire anger at the ILO session in Geneva, where members of the Governing Body were considering how to react to Rangoon’s earlier displays of non-cooperation and open defiance..."
    Author/creator: Jim Andrews
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 3
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 29 August 2005


  • Office of the ILO Liaison Officer - Yangon
    A crisp, well-organised site which can be used as a one-stop source of most key ILO material on Burma/Myanmar in English.

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: ILO-Yangon
    Description/subject: A crisp, well-organised site which can be used as a one-stop source for most key ILO material and activitiesw on Burma/Myanmar, though it does not carry the Observations of the Committee of Experts (for which, see OBL or the main ILO site -- www.ilo.org) -- and you may have to go to the main ILO site for the very latest documents and for the French and Spanish versions.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office
    Format/size: html
    Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/yangon/
    Date of entry/update: 17 March 2007


  • Guides to the ILO

    Individual Documents

    Title: The International Labour Organization: A Handbook for Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
    Date of publication: May 2002
    Description/subject: "This Handbook gives an insider’s view of how the International Labour Organization (ILO) works. It explains how the ILO can be used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others, to promote and protect minority and indigenous peoples’ rights. The Handbook provides an overview of the ILO’s structure, relevant committees and methods, in an accessible format. It offers practical advice, case studies and step-by-step guidance on working with the ILO; showing, for example, how NGOs can provide information to the ILO, how they can influence its agenda, and how they can work with bodies such as trade unions to further minority and indigenous peoples’ concerns. While this Handbook is aimed at minorities and indigenous peoples’ organizations, and other NGOs working to promote human rights, it will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the ILO and its role in fighting discrimination and protecting rights..."
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Anti-Slavery International, Minority Rights Group International
    Format/size: pdf (321K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


  • NORMLEX (Information System on International Labour Standards)
    NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws... NORMLEX has been designed to provide comprehensive and user friendly information on these topics and includes the NATLEX database as well as the information which was previously contained in the former APPLIS, ILOLEX and Libsynd databases

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: NORMLEX (Information System on International Labour Standards)
    Language: English, Français, French, Español, Spanish
    Source/publisher: International Labour Organisation
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 23 February 2012


  • Documents available in ILOLEX for Myanmar

    • Documents available in ILOLEX for Myanmar (English)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Documents available in ILOLEX for Myanmar (English)
      Description/subject: Ratifications; General observations of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations; Individual Observations of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations; General observations of the Conference Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations; Individual Observations of the Conference Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations; Submissions to the competent authorities; Freedom of Association cases; Complaints under article 26 of the ILO Constitution; Representations under article 24 of the ILO Constitution.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


    • Documents disponbibles dans ILOLEX pour Myanmar (Francais)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Documents disponibles dans ILOLEX pour Myanmar (Francais)
      Description/subject: Ratifications; Observations générales de la Commission d' experts pour l'application des conventions et recommandations; Observations particulières de la Commission d' experts pour l'application des conventions et recommandations; Observations générales de la Commission de l'application des normes de la Conference; Observations individuelles de la Commission de l'application des normes de la Conference; Soumissions aux autorités compétentes; Rapports du Comité de la liberté syndicale; Plaintes en vertu de l'article 26 de la Constitution de l'OIT; Reclamations en vertu de l'article 24 de la Constitution de l'OIT.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


    • Documnetos disponibles en ILOLEX por Myanmar (Espanol)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Documentos disponibles en ILOLEX por Myanmar (Espanol)
      Description/subject: Ratificaciones; Observaciones generales de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones; Observaciones individuales de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones; Observaciones generales de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo; Observaciones individuales de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo; Informes del Comité de Liberdad Sindical; Quejas (artículo 26 de la Constitución de la OIT); Reclamaciones (artículo 24 de la Constitución de la OIT).
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacilonal del Trabajo
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


  • Forced Labour in Myanmar (Burma) Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry

    Individual Documents

    Title: Forced Labour in Myanmar (Burma)
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: "Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)"...Full Text (about 400 pages) The central ILO report on forced labour in Burma. Appendix III contains 246 interviews, largely with people from non-Burman ethnic groups - Chin, Rohingya, Arakanese, Karen, Karenni, Shan, Pa-O, Mon. The interviews cover forced labour, but also many other violations of human rights such as killings (executions), rape, torture, looting, forced relocation (forced displacement) violence against women, violence against children, looting. ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS: forced resettlement, forced relocation, forced movement, forced displacement, forced migration, forced to move, displaced
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office
    Format/size: Main link (html by section); 2nd html link, complete text - for searching online (1800K); Word - for download (2010K)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/myanmar-OBL.htm
    http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/myanmar-COI-OBL.doc
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting forced relocation and land confiscation.
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: Extracts on forced relocation and confiscation of land from the report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Though its main focus was forced labour, the Commission of Inquiry also reported other violations of human rights. This series of customised versions of the report takes a number of these themes. The present document highlights references to forced relocation and confiscation of land. ... ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS: forced resettlement, forced relocation, forced movement, forced displacement, forced migration, forced to move, displaced
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: ILO Commission of Inquiry (extracts)
    Format/size: html (222K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting torture and ill-treatment
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: Full text of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Sections referring to torture or ill-treatment are highlighted.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: International Labour Office via BPF
    Format/size: html (1.01MB)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting violence against children
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: Extracts on children from the Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: ILO Commission of Inquiry
    Format/size: html (536K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting violence against the Rohingyas
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: Extracts on the Rohingyas from the report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry into forced labour in Myanmar (Burma). ".... the situation in the northern part of Rakhine State appears to be more severe in all respects than that prevailing in most other parts of the country. Most of the witnesses questioned on this subject, who were members of the Rohingya ethnic group, and who had left the country very recently, claimed to have been subjected to systematic discrimination by the authorities..." (ILO Report, para 435). The 1998 ILO Inquiry into forced labour in Burma covers a wide range of human rights violations in addition to forced labour. The Commission of Inquiry, which is the most senior body to have examined human rights in Burma, reported that the Rohingyas suffer a higher level of discrimination than other groups in the country.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: ILO (customised by BPF)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting violence against women
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: Extracts from the report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: ILO Commission of Inquiry
    Format/size: html (383K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Birmania)
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: "Informe de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida en virtud del artculo 26 de la Constitucin de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo para examinar la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)" El documento principal sobre el trabajo forzoso en Birmania.
    Language: Espanol
    Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: Travail forc au Myanmar (Birmanie)
    Date of publication: 02 July 1998
    Description/subject: "Rapport de la commission d'enqute institue en vertu de l'article 26 de la Constitution de l'Organisation internationale du Travail pour examiner le respect par le Myanmar de la convention no 29 sur le travail forc, 1930." Le document principal du OIT sur le travail forc en birmanie.
    Language: Francais
    Source/publisher: Bureau Internationale du Travail
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


  • Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)
    The Observations of the CEACR on the ILO website are in 3 databases - NORMLEX (recently introduced), ILOLEX and the Webfusion pages. Some are also uploaded to the OBL server. We will eventually transfer all our links to NORMLEX (html) and to burmalibrary.org where it seems useful to have a pdf version.

    • CEACR-Myanmar - Normlex

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Comments adopted by the CEACR: Myanmar
      Description/subject: This is a portal to the Committee's comments on all the ILO conventions Myanmar is party to (in addition to Conventions 29 and 87, Myanmar is party to 11 other ILO conventions).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 April 2013


    • CEACR: Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar

      • CEACR: Observaciónes individuales sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) (Español )

        Websites/Multiple Documents

        Title: CEACR: Observaciónes individuales sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Description/subject: Observaciónes despues 1991.
        Language: Español, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Individual Documents

        Title: CEACR 2007: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 2008
        Date of publication: March 2008
        Description/subject: Conclusión: "28. La Comisión considera que existen evidentes restricciones y límites a la contribución que el mecanismo de quejas puede hacer a la erradicación del trabajo forzoso. Ello se debe a las limitaciones estructurales del mecanismo, que se ve magnificado por la incertidumbre de la actual situación en el país. El mecanismo puede aportar, sin duda, un alivio que se acoge favorablemente para las personas víctimas, mediante el ofrecimiento de un objetivo y de un canal libre para las quejas que han de plantearse y dirigirse, y más allá de esto, puede significar una firme señal a los potenciales autores de esos hechos, en el sentido de que no están libres de actuar con impunidad. Sin embargo, está claro que el mecanismo no está bien adaptado al tratamiento de algunas de las más extremas y extendidas violaciones en las zonas remotas, del tipo a la que se hace referencia en la documentación presentada por la CSI. 29. Lo más esencial es que el mecanismo de quejas, si bien es valioso, no aborda las causas primordiales del problema del trabajo forzoso que había identificado la Comisión de Encuesta y el Equipo de Alto Nivel (véase documento GB.282/4). Es decir, que no aborda las relaciones de gobernanza básicas que prevalecen en el país, el papel del ejército y su política de autosuficiencia, la ausencia de libertad sindical y, de manera más general, la libertad de reunión, que los acontecimientos recientes han contribuido a ilustrar de manera gráfica. La situación reinante en Myanmar, diez años después de la creación de la Comisión de Encuesta, parece respaldar tristemente la percepción de que sigue siendo indispensable abordar esas causas primordiales. 30. A la luz de lo que antecede, la Comisión considera que la única manera en que pueden realizarse progresos genuinos y duraderos en la eliminación del trabajo forzoso es que las autoridades de Myanmar demuestren de modo inequívoco su compromiso de alcanzar ese objetivo. Esto requiere que, más allá del acuerdo del Protocolo de Entendimiento Complementario, las autoridades establezcan las condiciones necesarias para el funcionamiento acertado del mecanismo de quejas, que adopten las largamente esperadas medidas de derogación de las disposiciones pertinentes de la legislación nacional y que adopten el marco legislativo y regulador idóneo para dar efecto a las recomendaciones de la Comisión de Encuesta. La Comisión mantiene su esperanza de que, habiendo acordado el Protocolo de Entendimiento Complementario, el Gobierno acabe por adoptar las medidas exigidas para dar cumplimiento al Convenio en la ley y en la práctica y para resolver uno de los casos más graves y más antiguos que esta Comisión ha tenido que tratar."
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&c...
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2006: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2007
        Description/subject: Observaciones finales: "25. Adem�s de la comunicaci�n de 31 de agosto de 2006 y los informes adjuntos recibidos de la CIOSL, a los que la Comisi�n hizo referencia anteriormente, la Comisi�n toma nota de la evaluaci�n realizada por el Funcionario de Enlace provisional en la parte del informe titulada, �Ultimos avances desde marzo de 2006�, de la Comisi�n de la Conferencia en la 95.� reuni�n de la Conferencia en junio de 2006: El Funcionario de Enlace provisional contin�a recibiendo alegatos de trabajo forzoso. A pesar de no estar en posici�n de verificar los detalles por s� mismo, est� particularmente preocupado por los relatos permanentes y detallados - de fuentes provenientes tanto de Myanmar como de la frontera en Tailandia - de trabajo forzoso utilizado por el ej�rcito en los �ltimos meses en el contexto de operaciones militares en el Estado de Kayin (Karen) en el norte. Adem�s de que los campesinos son forzados a acompa�ar las columnas del ej�rcito como portadores (junto con convictos y prisioneros), los propietarios de carros de bueyes fueron forzados a transportar comida y otros suplementos a las tropas en el frente�. (C.App./D.5, p�rrafo 10). 26. La Comisi�n tambi�n toma nota de las discusiones y conclusiones del Consejo de Administraci�n relativas a Myanmar en su 297.� reuni�n de noviembre de 2006. En sus conclusiones, el Consejo de Administraci�n indic� la gran frustraci�n manifestada porque las autoridades no hubiesen podido convenir en un mecanismo para tramitar las quejas relativas al trabajo forzoso en el marco establecido en las conclusiones de la Conferencia; hab�an desperdiciado una oportunidad de importancia capital (durante las discusiones de octubre de 2006) para demostrar que estaban verdaderamente comprometidas a cooperar con la OIT a fin de resolver el problema del trabajo forzoso y asimismo, era generalizada la honda preocupaci�n de que siguiera existiendo en Myanmar el trabajo forzoso. El Consejo de Administraci�n concluy�, entre otras cosas, que las autoridades de Myanmar deber�an, con car�cter de m�xima urgencia y de buena fe, concertar con la Oficina un acuerdo sobre un mecanismo para tramitar las quejas relativas al trabajo forzoso sobre la base concreta de la soluci�n de avenencia definitiva propuesta por la OIT en octubre de 2006, y adem�s que, independientemente de la condici�n de la moratoria del enjuiciamiento de las personas que presenten quejas, toda decisi�n de enjuiciar a esas personas permitir�a la adopci�n de medidas jur�dicas de alcance internacional basadas en el art�culo 37.1 de la Constituci�n de la OIT, de conformidad con las conclusiones de la Comisi�n de Proposiciones de la Conferencia en junio de 2006. El Consejo de Administraci�n indic� que se incluir�a un punto espec�fico en el orden del d�a de su reuni�n de marzo de 2007, para permitir que se pasara a abordar las opciones jur�dicas, incluida la posibilidad de que se solicitase una opini�n consultiva de la Corte Internacional de Justicia sobre determinadas cuestiones jur�dicas, y que en marzo de 2007 el Consejo de Administraci�n volver� a tratar la cuesti�n de incluir un punto espec�fico en el orden del d�a de la reuni�n de 2007 de la Conferencia para que �sta pueda examinar qu� otras acciones ser�a necesario emprender. 27. La Comisi�n est� plenamente de acuerdo con la opini�n expresada por el Consejo de Administraci�n y conf�a en que la aplicaci�n de las solicitudes pr�cticas muy expl�citas formuladas por esta Comisi�n al Gobierno, demuestren el verdadero compromiso del Gobierno de rectificar las violaciones del Convenio identificadas por la Comisi�n de Encuesta y resolver este persistente problema del trabajo forzoso para el cual existe soluci�n."
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displaycomment.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=1670...
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2005: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2006
        Description/subject: IV. Observaciones finales" "28. Además de la comunicación de fecha 31 de agosto de 2005, de la CIOSL, a la que había hecho referencia la Comisión con anterioridad, ésta toma nota de la evaluación general que el Funcionario de Enlace provisional hiciera de la situación del trabajo forzoso, en base a toda la información de que disponía, que «sigue siendo ... si bien se habían producido algunas mejoras desde la Comisión de Encuesta, la práctica sigue extendida en todo el país, y es especialmente grave en las regiones fronterizas, donde es grande la presencia del ejército» (informe del Funcionario de Enlace provisional, de febrero de 2005, documento GB.292/7/2, párrafo 8). 29. La Comisión también toma nota de las conclusiones relativas a Myanmar, adoptadas por el Consejo de Administración en su 294.ª reunión de noviembre de 2005. En sus conclusiones, el Consejo de Administración indicaba que existía un sentimiento general de grave preocupación acerca de la degradación de la situación y que los miembros del Consejo de Administración se encontraban particularmente preocupados y muy críticos respecto de las recientes amenazas que se habían producido contra el Funcionario de Enlace provisional, al igual que contra el facilitador informal, que se habían traducido en la paralización de su capacidad para cumplir con sus responsabilidades. Algunos miembros opinaron que la única vía que se había dejado a la OIT, a la luz de la nueva evolución, muy perturbadora que había tenido lugar, había sido prever que la propia Conferencia volviese a revisar las medidas adoptadas en la resolución de la CIT de 2000, en virtud del artículo 33 de la Constitución, mediante el establecimiento de un punto específico con tal fin en la agenda de 2006, a efectos de revisarlas y, cuando procediera, reforzarlas. Sin embargo, habida cuenta de la buena voluntad expresada por el representante del Gobierno de cooperar y del hecho de que en cualquier caso se requería una reconfirmación de toda medida relacionada con las actuaciones de la Conferencia, en su próxima reunión, el Consejo de Administración solicitó al Gobierno en sus diferentes ámbitos, incluida la máxima autoridad, a que aproveche el tiempo disponible antes de marzo de 2006, para reanudar un diálogo eficaz con la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo. 30. La Comisión también está plenamente de acuerdo con la opinión expresada por el Consejo de Administración y confía en que la aplicación de las solicitudes prácticas muy explícitas formuladas por esta Comisión al Gobierno, demuestren el verdadero compromiso del Gobierno de resolver este problema del trabajo forzoso de tan larga data, que tiene una solución. [Se invita al Gobierno a que transmita información completa a la 95.ª reunión de la Conferencia.]"
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconvs2.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilospa&document=8338&chapter=6...
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2004: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2005
        Description/subject: "...La Comisión comprueba nuevamente, con grave preocupación, que siguen sin aplicarse las recomendaciones de la Comisión de Encuesta; las disposiciones de la Ley de Aldeas de 1907, y la Ley de Ciudades de 1908 que facultan a exigir trabajos y servicios en violación del Convenio no han sido derogadas; el trabajo forzoso sigue imponiéndose en numerosas regiones del país, en circunstancias de extrema crueldad y brutalidad, y ninguna persona responsable de la imposición de trabajo forzoso ha sido objeto de procesamiento ni condena en virtud de las disposiciones pertinentes del Código Penal. La Comisión expresa su condena más categórica. La Comisión insta al Gobierno a probar la determinación que ha manifestado de querer eliminar el trabajo forzoso tomando las medidas necesarias para garantizar la observancia del Convenio."
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html (51K)
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displaycomment.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=1670...
        Date of entry/update: 11 May 2005


        Title: CEACR 2003: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2004
        Description/subject: "...En vista de la lentitud de los progresos, podría esperarse que el proceso de diálogo y cooperación que se ha desarrollado entre la OIT y el Gobierno pueda ofrecer una oportunidad real de aportar resultados más rápidos y concretos. La Comisión considera que el Plan de Acción Conjunto acordado en mayo de 2003 ofrece una oportunidad para que el Gobierno, con la asistencia técnica de la OIT y la ayuda financiera de la comunidad internacional, evolucione de la fase procesal para lograr progresos sustantivos y disipar las dudas que la realidad actual pueda arrojar en cuanto a la seriedad de su compromiso. La Comisión sólo puede expresar la esperanza de que el Gobierno hará todo lo posible para garantizar la continuación de este proceso de diálogo y cooperación y adoptará todas las medidas necesarias en un futuro muy próximo para hacer posible la aplicación del Plan de Acción Conjunto."
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displaycomment.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=1670...
        Date of entry/update: 18 March 2004


        Title: CEACR 2002: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2003
        Description/subject: "... La Comisión indica que a pesar de las indicaciones y de los argumentos del Gobierno ninguna de estas recomendaciones formuladas por la Comisión de Encuesta y aceptadas por el Gobierno se ha llevado a cabo. A pesar de las promesas que viene realizando desde hace mucho tiempo, así como de la buena fe que el Gobierno dice que tiene, todavía no se ha enmendado la ley de aldeas y la ley de ciudades. Y aunque la orden núm. 1/99 y su orden complementaria, han sido ampliamente difundidas, en sí misma la orden no ha acabado con la imposición de trabajo forzoso, en particular por parte de los militares. No hay ninguna indicación de que las instrucciones específicas y concretas necesarias, y las disposiciones presupuestarias se hayan tomado o se hayan preparado con vistas a reemplazar efectivamente el trabajo forzoso ofreciendo salarios decentes y condiciones de empleo para atraer libremente a los trabajadores que se necesiten. Por último, no existe ninguna indicación de que ninguna persona responsable de la imposición de trabajo forzoso y otros delitos normalmente concomitantes haya sido sentenciada o incluso procesada en virtud del artículo 374 del Código Penal o cualquier otra disposición, de conformidad con el artículo 25 del Convenio."
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=...
        Date of entry/update: 18 March 2004


        Title: CEACR 2001: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2002
        Description/subject: "En resumen, la Comisión toma nota de que ninguna de las tres recomendaciones formuladas por la Comisión de Encuesta y aceptada por el Gobierno han sido cumplidas hasta la fecha. A pesar de las promesas que se formulan desde hace mucho tiempo, y de la buena voluntad expresada por el Gobierno, aún no se ha modificado la ley de ciudades y la ley de aldeas. Aunque la orden núm. 1/99, fue objeto de difusión generalizada y, por el momento, puede haber afectado a ciertos proyectos civiles de infraestructura, por sí misma no ha puesto término a la imposición de trabajo forzoso, en particular por parte de los militares. No existe indicación alguna de que las necesarias instrucciones específicas y concretas se hayan adoptado o incluso preparado con miras a sustituir realmente el trabajo forzoso ofreciendo salarios decentes y condiciones de empleo para atraer sin imposiciones a los trabajadores necesarios. Por último, no existe ninguna indicación de que alguna persona responsable por la imposición de trabajo forzoso y, a menudo, delitos concomitantes, hubiese sido condenada o aun procesada en virtud del artículo 374 del Código Penal o de cualquier otra disposición, en conformidad con el artículo 25 del Convenio..."
        Language: Espanol
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconvs2.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilospa&document=6035&chapter=6...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 2000: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 2001
        Date of publication: March 2001
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/sqcgi-1.6/display?host=status01&textbase=ilospa&document=5492&cha...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1999: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 2000
        Date of publication: March 2000
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1998: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 1999
        Date of publication: March 1999
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1996: Observaciónes sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 1997
        Description/subject: Conclusion: "En relación con sus anteriores comentarios relativos a la observancia del Convenio por parte de Myanmar, la Comisión tomó nota del debate que tuvo lugar en junio de 1996 en la Comisión de la Conferencia, la cual tomó nota de la falta continua de aplicación del Convenio por parte del Gobierno. La Comisión toma nota de que el 18 de octubre de 1996 se recibió del Gobierno un informe sobre el estado de avance de las medidas adoptadas por el Gobierno para la abolición del recurso al trabajo forzoso. La Comisión toma nota además de que por carta de fecha 20 de junio de 1996 dirigida al Director General de la OIT, 25 delegados trabajadores a la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo presentaron una queja en virtud del artículo 26 de la Constitución contra el Gobierno de Myanmar por la no observancia del Convenio, de que el 31 de octubre de 1996 se recibió una comunicación complementaria de los querellantes y de que el Consejo de Administración de la OIT, en su 267.a reunión de noviembre de 1996, decidió que el Director General debería invitar al Gobierno de Myanmar a comunicar sus observaciones sobre la queja al 31 de enero de 1997. En esas circunstancias, y encontrándose pendiente la consideración de la queja formulada en virtud del artículo 26 de la Constitución, la Comisión aplaza su examen relativo a la observancia del Convenio por parte de Myanmar."
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=... (Observaciónes despues 1991)
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1995: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 1996
        Date of publication: March 1996
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1994: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 1995
        Date of publication: February 1995
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1992: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 1993
        Date of publication: March 1993
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1991: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 1992
        Date of publication: March 1992
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1990: Observación individual sobre el Convenio núm. 29, Trabajo forzoso, 1930 - Myanmar (ratificación: 1955) Publicación: 1991
        Date of publication: March 1991
        Language: Espanol, Spanish
        Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      • CEACR: Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (English

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        Title: CEACR: Individual Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
        Description/subject: ILO Committee of Experts on the Applications of Standards and Recommendations: most years from 1991.
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
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        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&c...
        http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pqconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=iloeng&chspec=30&hit...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: Individual Observations of the Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (Myanmar)
        Description/subject: From 1991...If the latest one is not in the main URL, try the Alternate URL.
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&c...
        Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


        Individual Documents

        Title: Observation (CEACR) - adopted 2012, published 102nd ILC session (2013) Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Myanmar (Ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2013
        Description/subject: The Committee’s concluding remarks: "As regards the amendment of the legislation, the Committee notes with satisfaction the adoption by Parliament of the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law, of 24 February 2012 (as amended on 28 March 2012), which has repealed the Village Act and the Towns Act of 1907 (section 37) and makes the use of forced labour by any person a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment and fines (section 27A). However, the Committee notes that no action has been taken or contemplated to amend section 359 of the Constitution (Chapter VIII – Citizenship, Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens), which exempts from a prohibition of forced labour “duties assigned by the Union in accordance with the law in the interest of the public”. In its earlier comments, the Committee observed that the exception encompasses permissible forms of forced labour that exceed the scope of the specifically defined exceptions in Article 2(2) of the Convention and could be interpreted in such a way as to allow a generalized exaction of forced labour from the population. The Committee notes the Government’s statement in its reports that the 2008 Constitution has been approved by the people of Myanmar and that no request to amend it has yet been received by Parliament. However, the Committee expresses the firm hope that, following the legislative amendment referred to above, the necessary measures will at last be taken with a view to amending section 359 of Chapter VIII of the Constitution, in order to bring it into conformity with the Convention. The Committee welcomes the positive developments in the application of the Convention by the Government referred to above and, in particular, the amendment of the legislation, the adoption of the Action Plan for the elimination of all forms of forced labour in Myanmar by 2015, and various measures undertaken by the Government, in collaboration with the ILO, aimed at the eradication of forced labour for men, women and children in practice. The Committee fully endorses the conclusions concerning Myanmar made by the Conference Committee and the Governing Body and encourages the Government to pursue with vigour its ongoing efforts towards the elimination of forced labour in all its forms, both in law and in practice, by fully implementing the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry. It requests the Government to provide, in its next report, full information on the measures taken to that effect and, in particular, on the urgent measures taken to ensure that, in practice, forced labour is no longer imposed by the authorities, in particular by the military, as well as on the measures taken to ensure the strict application of the new legislation, so that penalties for the exaction of forced labour under this legislation and the Penal Code are strictly enforced against perpetrators. The Committee also asks the Government to continue to provide information on various practical measures aimed at the eradication of all forms of forced labour, such as the expansion of awareness-raising activities; improvements in dealing with under-age recruitment by the military, including the release of children and imposition of disciplinary and penal sanctions on military personnel; cooperation in the functioning of the SU complaints mechanism; and measures taken to budget adequate means for the replacement of forced or unpaid labour. The Committee reiterates the firm hope that all the necessary measures will be taken without delay to achieve full compliance with the Convention, so as to ensure that all use of forced or compulsory labour in Myanmar is completely eliminated."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html (42K)
        Date of entry/update: 03 April 2013


        Title: Observation (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012) Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Myanmar (Ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2012
        Description/subject: Concluding remarks: "The Committee fully endorses the conclusions concerning Myanmar made by the Conference Committee and the Governing Body, as well as the general evaluation of the forced labour situation by the ILO Liaison Officer. The Committee welcomes the positive developments, such as submission to Parliament of the draft legislation repealing the Towns Act and the Village Act of 1907; the expanded awareness-raising activities; the improvements in dealing with under-age recruitment by the military, including release of children and imposition of disciplinary and penal sanctions on military personnel; cooperation in the functioning of the SU complaints mechanism and its further extension for another year. However, the Committee observes that, in spite of the efforts made towards the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, the Government has not yet fully implemented these recommendations. Besides the steps taken towards the amendment of the legislation, the Government still has to ensure that, in actual practice, forced labour is no longer imposed by the authorities, in particular by the military; and it still has to ensure that penalties for the exaction of forced labour under the Penal Code are strictly enforced against civil and military authorities. While noting the positive developments referred to above, the Committee urges the Government to redouble its efforts towards the full implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, by implementing the concrete practical requests addressed by the Committee to the Government. It expresses the firm hope that all the necessary measures will be taken without delay to achieve full compliance with the Convention, both in law and in practice, so as to ensure that all use of forced or compulsory labour in Myanmar is completely eliminated."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 05 March 2012


        Title: CEACR 2010 (81st Session): Individual Observation concerning Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication 2011
        Date of publication: March 2011
        Description/subject: Concluding remarks: "The Committee fully endorses the conclusions concerning Myanmar made by the Conference Committee and the Governing Body, as well as the general evaluation of the forced labour situation by the ILO Liaison Officer. The Committee observes that, in spite of the efforts made, particularly in the field of awareness raising, cooperation in the functioning of the SU complaints mechanism and in the release of under-age recruits from the military, the Government has not yet implemented the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry: it has failed to amend or repeal the Towns Act and the Village Act; it has failed to ensure that, in actual practice, forced labour is no longer imposed by the authorities, in particular by the military; and it has failed to ensure that penalties for the exaction of forced labour under the Penal Code have been strictly enforced against civil and military authorities. The Committee continues to believe that the only way that genuine and lasting progress in the elimination of forced labour can be made is for the Myanmar authorities to demonstrate unambiguously their commitment to achieving that goal. The Committee urges the Government once again to demonstrate its commitment to rectify the violations of the Convention identified by the Commission of Inquiry, by implementing the concrete practical requests addressed by the Committee to the Government, and that all the long-overdue steps will be taken to achieve compliance with the Convention, both in law and in practice, so that the most serious and long-standing problem of forced labour will be finally resolved."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: pdf (150K)
        Date of entry/update: 18 March 2011


        Title: CEACR 2009 (80th Session): Individual Observation concerning Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication 2010
        Date of publication: December 2009
        Description/subject: Concluding comments: 22. "In summary, the Committee observes that the Government has yet to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry; to wit: it has failed to amend or repeal the Towns Act and the Village Act; it has taken no concrete actions shown to have brought about in any significant and lasting way an end to the exaction of forced labour in practice; and it has failed to ensure that penalties for the exaction of forced labour under the Penal Code or other relevant provisions of law have been strictly enforced against civil and military authorities and personnel who are responsible for it. While the Office of the ILO Liaison Officer, by virtue of the broad mandate set forth under the Understanding of 19 March 2002, and the procedures and mechanisms provided for under the SU, has been accorded a critical role in assisting the Government in its efforts to bring about the elimination of forced labour, the robust and fully fledged cooperation of the Government that is vital to the fulfilment of that role, including the cooperation needed in extending the requisite facilities and support and in engendering full respect for, and trust in, these special organs by the society at large, leaves much room for improvement. The Committee once again urges the Government to give credence to its expressed commitment to eliminate the use of forced labour in Myanmar and take the long overdue steps that are required to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and achieve compliance with the Convention in law and in practice."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: pdf (140K)
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&c...
        http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=iloeng&document=11205&am...
        Date of entry/update: 09 March 2010


        Title: CEACR 2008 (79th Session): Individual Observation concerning Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: December 2008
        Description/subject: ". In its earlier comments, the Committee discussed in detail the history of this extremely serious case, which has involved the Government’s long-standing, persistent non-observance of the Convention, as well as the failure by the Government to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, appointed by the Governing Body in March 1997 under article 26 of the Constitution. The continued failure by the Government to comply with these recommendations and the observations of the Committee of Experts, as well as other matters arising from the discussion in the other bodies of the ILO, led to the unprecedented exercise of article 33 of the Constitution by the Governing Body at its 277th Session in March 2000, followed by the adoption of a resolution by the Conference at its June 2000 session...Concluding remarks: 22. The Committee fully endorses the conclusions concerning Myanmar of the Governing Body and the general evaluation of the forced labour situation by the Liaison Officer. In the light of these conclusions and evaluation, the Committee continues to believe that the only way that genuine and lasting progress in the elimination of forced labour can be made is for the Myanmar authorities to demonstrate unambiguously their commitment to achieving that goal. This requires, beyond the agreement of the SU, that the authorities redouble their efforts to establish the necessary conditions for the successful functioning of the complaint mechanism, and that they take without further delay the long-overdue steps to repeal the relevant provisions of domestic legislation and adopt the appropriate legislative and regulatory framework to give effect to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry. The Committee trusts that the Government will demonstrate its commitment to rectify the violations of the Convention identified by the Commission of Inquiry, by implementing the very explicit practical requests addressed by the Committee to the Government, and that all the required steps will be taken to achieve compliance with the Convention, both in law and in practice, so that the most serious and long-standing problem of forced labour will be finally resolved..."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: pdf (147K)
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=...
        http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=iloeng&document=10476&chapter=6&...
        Date of entry/update: 08 March 2009


        Title: CEACR 2007 (78th Session) Individual Observation concerning Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2008
        Description/subject: Conclusion" "28. The Committee considers that there are obvious constraints and limits on the contribution that the complaint mechanism can make to the eradication of forced labour. This is due to structural limitations on the mechanism and is magnified by the uncertainties of the present situation in the country. The mechanism can certainly provide welcome relief to individual victims by offering an objective and safe channel for complaints to be raised and addressed, and beyond this it can send a powerful signal to potential perpetrators that they are not free to act with impunity. However, the mechanism is not obviously well-suited to dealing with some of the more extreme and widespread violations in remote areas, of the kind referred to in the documentation submitted by the ITUC. 29. More fundamentally, the complaint mechanism, whilst valuable, does not address the root causes of the forced labour problem that were identified by the Commission of Inquiry and by the High-level Team (see GB.282/4). Namely, it does not address the basic governance relationships prevailing in the country, the role of the army and its self-reliance policy, and the absence of freedom of association and, more generally, freedom of assembly, which recent events have served to graphically illustrate. The prevailing situation in Myanmar, ten years after the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry, seems to provide sad support to the perception that addressing these root causes remains indispensable. 30. In the light of this, the Committee believes that the only way that genuine and lasting progress in the elimination of forced labour can be made is for the Myanmar authorities to demonstrate unambiguously their commitment to achieving that goal. This requires, beyond the agreement of the Supplementary Understanding, that the authorities establish the necessary conditions for the successful functioning of the complaint mechanism, and that they take the long overdue steps to repeal the relevant provisions of domestic legislation and adopt the appropriate legislative and regulatory framework to give effect to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry. The Committee remains hopeful that, having agreed the Supplementary Understanding, the Government will finally take the required steps to achieve compliance with the Convention in law and in practice and resolve one of the most serious and long-standing cases that this Committee has ever had to address."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2006 (77th Session): Individual Observation concerning Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2007
        Description/subject: "1. The Committee, as it noted in its previous observation, has been commenting on this extremely serious case since its first observation more than 30 years ago. The grave situation in Myanmar has also been the subject of overwhelming criticism and condemnation in the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards of the International Labour Conference on ten occasions between 1992 and 2006, in the International Labour Conference at its 88th Session in June 2000 and again at its 95th Session in 2006, and in the Governing Body, by governments and social partners alike. The history is set out in detail in the previous observations of this Committee in more recent years, particularly since 1999.2. The major focus of the criticisms by each of the ILO bodies relates to the outcome of a Commission of Inquiry appointed by the Governing Body in March 1997 following a complaint submitted in June 1996 under article 26 of the Constitution. The Commission of Inquiry concluded that the Convention was violated in national law and in practice in a widespread and systematic manner, and it made the following recommendations: (1) that the relevant legislative texts, in particular the Village Act and the Towns Act, be brought into line with the Convention; (2) that in actual practice, no more forced or compulsory labour be imposed by the authorities, in particular the military; and (3) that the penalties which may be imposed under section 374 of the Penal Code for the exaction of forced or compulsory labour be strictly enforced. The Commission of Inquiry emphasized that, besides amending the legislation, concrete action needed to be taken immediately to bring an end to the exaction of forced labour in practice, in particular by the military..."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displaycomment.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=1670...
        Date of entry/update: 14 March 2007


        Title: CEACR 2005 (76th Session): Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: March 2006
        Description/subject: "... IV. Final remarks 28. Apart from the communication dated 31 August 2005 from the ICFTU, to which the Committee has previously referred, the Committee notes the general evaluation by the Liaison Officer a.i. of the forced labour situation, on the basis of all the information available to him, which 'continues to be ... that although there have been some improvements since the Commission of Inquiry, the practice remains widespread throughout the country, and is particularly serious in border areas where there is a large presence of the army' (February 2005 report of the Liaison Officer a.i., document GB.292/7/2, paragraph 8). 29. The Committee also notes the conclusions concerning Myanmar, adopted by the Governing Body at its 294th Session in November 2005. In its conclusions, the Governing Body indicated that there was a general feeling of grave concern about the degradation of the situation, and that members of the Governing Body were particularly concerned and critical about the recent threats which had been made against the Liaison Officer a.i. as well as the former Acting Liaison Officer and Informal Facilitator, and which resulted in paralysing his capacity to discharge his responsibilities. A number of Members were of the view that the only way which was left to the ILO, in light of the further very disturbing developments which had taken place, was to enable the Conference itself to revisit the measures adopted in the 2000 ILC resolution under article 33 of the Constitution, by placing a specific item for that purpose on the 2006 agenda in order to review and, as appropriate, to strengthen them. However, taking into account the willingness expressed by the representative of the Government to cooperate and the fact that any step relating to action by the Conference would in any case need to be reconfirmed at its next session, the Governing Body, among other things, requested the Government at various levels, including the senior leadership, to take advantage of the time available prior to March 2006 to resume an effective dialogue with the International Labour Office. 30. The Committee fully concurs with the view expressed by the Governing Body and trusts that the implementation of the very explicit practical requests made by this Committee to the Government, will demonstrate the true commitment of the Government to resolve this long running problem of forced labour to which there is a solution..."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International L:abour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 29 April 2006


        Title: CEACR 2004: Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: March 2005
        Description/subject: "...The Committee notes once again with grave concern, that the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry have still not been implemented: the provisions of the Towns Act, 1907, and the Village Act, 1908, allowing requisition of labour in violation of the Convention, have not been repealed; forced labour continues to be exacted in many areas of the country, in circumstances of severe cruelty and brutality; and no person responsible for the exaction of forced labour has been prosecuted or convicted under the relevant provisions of the Penal Code. The Committee expresses its strongest condemnation and urges the Government to demonstrate its expressed determination to eliminate forced labour and to take the necessary measures to ensure compliance with the Convention."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 11 May 2005


        Title: CEACR 2003: Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: March 2004
        Description/subject: Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Observation, CEACR 2003/74th Session..."In summary, on the basis of the information at its disposal on actual practice, the Committee must conclude that while there may have been some decrease in forced labour since the report of the Commission of Inquiry in 1998, in particular for civil infrastructure work, forced labour continues to be exacted in many parts of the country. The situation is particularly serious in the border areas which are mostly inhabited by ethnic nationalities and where there is a heavy presence of the army. This clearly shows that in spite of the commitment to the elimination of forced labour expressed repeatedly by the Government the measures taken until now have not been sufficient to bring about rapid and significant progress, in particular as concerns the army... In view of the slowness of the progress, it could be hoped that the process of dialogue and cooperation which has developed between the ILO and the Government can offer a real chance of bringing about more rapid and concrete results. The Committee considers that the Joint Plan of Action agreed in May 2003 offers an opportunity for the Government, with the technical assistance of the ILO and the financial support of the international community, to move from procedural steps to substantive progress and to dispel the doubts that the current reality may cast about the seriousness of its commitment. The Committee can only express the hope that the Government will do its utmost to ensure the continuation of this process of dialogue and cooperation and will take all the necessary steps in the very near future to make it possible for the Joint Plan of Action to be implemented..."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displaycomment.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=1670...
        Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004


        Title: CEACR 2002: Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: March 2003
        Description/subject: CEACR 2002/73rd Session: 1. The Committee has noted the Government’s responses on the application of the Convention, including: reports received on 9 September 2002 and on 17 October 2002, communications dated 15 November 2002 and 18 November 2002, a report entitled "Developments concerning Convention No. 29" dated 18 November 2002, a report transmitted on 27 November 2002, and a supplementary progress report dated 27 November 2002. In examining compliance with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), the Committee has furthermore taken note of the following information...The Committee indicates that in spite of the indications and rhetoric of the Government, none of the three recommendations formulated by the Commission of Inquiry and accepted by the Government have so far been met. Despite longstanding promises, as well as the Government’s assured good will, the Village Act and Towns Act have not yet been amended. While Order No. 1/99, as supplemented, has been widely publicized, by itself the Order has not stopped the exaction of forced labour, in particular by the military. There is no indication that the necessary specific and concrete instructions and budgetary provisions have been adopted or even prepared with a view to effectively replacing forced labour by offering decent wages and employment conditions to freely attract any workers needed. Finally, there is no indication that any person responsible for the exaction of forced labour and often concomitant crimes was sentenced or even prosecuted under section 374 of the Penal Code or any other provision, in conformity with Article 25 of the Convention."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 2001: Observations Concerning ILO Convention No. 29, Forced Labour (1930) - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: March 2002
        Description/subject: "...In short, the Committee notes that none of the three recommendations formulated by the Commission of Inquiry and accepted by the Government have so far been met. Despite longstanding promises, as well as the Government’s assured good will, the Village Act and Towns Act have not yet been amended. While Order No. 1/99, as supplemented, has been widely publicized and may for the time being have affected certain civil infrastructure projects, by itself the order has not stopped the exaction of forced labour, in particular by the military. There is no indication that the necessary specific and concrete instructions and budgetary provisions have been adopted or even prepared with a view to effectively replacing forced labour by offering decent wages and employment conditions to freely attract any workers needed. Finally, there is no indication that any person responsible for the exaction of forced labour and often concomitant crimes was sentenced or even prosecuted under section 374 of the Penal Code or any other provision, in conformity with Article 25 of the Convention..."
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office (CEACR 2001/72nd Session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displaycomment.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=1670...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 2000: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 2001
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1999: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 2000
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1998: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 1999
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1996: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 1997
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1995: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 1996
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1994: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: February 1995
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1992: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 1993
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1991: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 1992
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1990: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 - Myanmar (English)
        Date of publication: 1991
        Language: English
        Source/publisher: International Labour Office
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      • CEACR: Observations concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (Francais)

        Websites/Multiple Documents

        Title: CEACR: Observations concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification 1955)
        Description/subject: Observations depuis 1991
        Language: Francais
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Alternate URLs: http://webfusion.ilo.org/public/db/standards/normes/appl/appl-displayAllComments.cfm?hdroff=1&ctry=...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Individual Documents

        Title: Observation (CEACR) - adopté 2011, publié 101ème session CIT (2012) Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (Ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: March 2012
        Description/subject: Remarques finales: "La commission fait entièrement siennes les conclusions formulées par la Commission de la Conférence et le Conseil d’administration concernant le Myanmar, ainsi que l’évaluation générale de la situation du travail forcé faite par le Chargé de liaison de l’OIT. Elle accueille favorablement les évolutions positives telles que la soumission au Parlement du projet de législation visant à abroger la loi sur les villages et la loi sur les villes de 1907; l’augmentation du nombre d’activités de sensibilisation menées; l’amélioration de la situation quant à l’enrôlement de personnes n’ayant pas l’âge légal dans l’armée, notamment la remise en liberté des personnes mineures et l’imposition de mesures disciplinaires et de sanctions pénales à l’égard du personnel militaire; la coopération dans le fonctionnement du mécanisme de plaintes mis en place avec le PEC et la prorogation de ce système pour une nouvelle année. Cependant, elle observe que, en dépit des efforts déployés dans le sens des recommandations de la commission d’enquête, le gouvernement n’a toujours pas mis pleinement en œuvre ces recommandations. En dehors des mesures prises en vue de la modification de la législation, le gouvernement doit toujours s’assurer que, dans la pratique, le travail forcé n’est plus imposé par les autorités, notamment par les autorités militaires; il doit également s’assurer que les peines prévues par le Code pénal en cas d’imposition de travail forcé sont strictement appliquées à l’encontre des autorités civiles et militaires. Tout en prenant note des faits positifs mentionnés plus haut, la commission prie instamment le gouvernement d’intensifier les efforts déployés dans le sens de la mise en œuvre pleine et entière des recommandations de la commission d’enquête, en répondant aux demandes concrètes et pratiques que cette commission lui a adressées. Elle exprime le ferme espoir que toutes les mesures nécessaires seront prises sans délai afin que la convention soit pleinement respectée, en droit et dans la pratique, de telle sorte que tout recours au travail forcé ou obligatoire au Myanmar soit totalement éliminé."
        Language: Français, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: pdf (146K), html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/CEACR-C29-2011(fr).pdf
        Date of entry/update: 05 March 2012


        Title: Observation (CEACR) - adopté 2010, publié 100ème session CIT (2011) Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (Ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: February 2011
        Description/subject: Remarques finales: La commission fait entièrement siennes les conclusions concernant le Myanmar formulées par la Commission de la Conférence et le Conseil d’administration ainsi que l’évaluation générale de la situation du travail forcé faite par le Chargé de liaison de l’OIT. Elle observe qu’en dépit des efforts déployés, notamment dans le domaine de la sensibilisation, de la coopération pour le fonctionnement du mécanisme de plaintes du PEC et de la libération des personnes enrôlées par l’armée avant l’âge légal, le gouvernement n’a toujours pas mis en œuvre les recommandations de la commission d’enquête: il n’a pas modifié ou abrogé la loi sur les villes et la loi sur les villages; il n’a pas assuré, dans la pratique, que le travail forcé ne soit plus imposé par les autorités, notamment par les autorités militaires; il n’a pas assuré que les peines prévues par le Code pénal en cas d’imposition illégale de travail forcé soient strictement appliquées à l’égard des autorités civiles et militaires. La commission continue de croire que, pour parvenir à des progrès réels et durables en vue de l’élimination du travail forcé, les autorités du Myanmar doivent démontrer sans ambiguïté leur engagement à atteindre ce but. La commission prie à nouveau instamment le gouvernement de faire la preuve de son engagement à agir pour réparer les violations de la convention identifiées par la commission d’enquête en mettant en œuvre les demandes concrètes et pratiques qu’elle lui a adressées et de prendre enfin les mesures attendues depuis si longtemps pour parvenir à l’application de la convention, en droit et dans la pratique, afin de mettre un terme à ces pratiques de travail forcé des plus graves et des plus anciennes.
        Language: Français, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 05 March 2012


        Title: Observation (CEACR) - adopté 2009, publié 99ème session CIT (2010) Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (Ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: February 2010
        Description/subject: Conclusions: 22. En résumé, la commission note que le gouvernement n’a toujours pas mis en œuvre les recommandations de la commission d’enquête: il n’a pas modifié ou abrogé la loi sur les villes et la loi sur les villages; il n’a pas pris de mesures concrètes susceptibles d’avoir un effet significatif et durable pour mettre un terme à l’imposition de travail forcé dans la pratique; il n’a pas veillé à ce que des sanctions strictes soient prises contre les auteurs de travail forcé, dans le cadre du Code pénal ou d’autres dispositions pertinentes de la législation contre les autorités et les effectifs civils et militaires qui sont responsables de ces actes. Les services du chargé de liaison, grâce au mandat ample que lui confie le Protocole du 19 mars 2002 et aux procédures et mécanismes prévus dans le Protocole complémentaire, jouent un rôle essentiel pour aider le gouvernement à mener à bien son action pour éliminer le travail forcé. Toutefois, la coopération, ferme et totale du gouvernement est essentielle pour que le chargé de liaison puisse remplir son rôle. Notamment, le gouvernement doit contribuer à fournir au chargé de liaison les facilités et le soutien nécessaires et veiller à ce que l’ensemble de la société respecte pleinement ces procédures et mécanismes spéciaux et à ce qu’elle lui fasse confiance. Dans ce domaine, beaucoup reste à faire. De nouveau, la commission prie instamment le gouvernement de confirmer l’engagement qu’il a pris d’éliminer le recours au travail forcé au Myanmar, et de prendre les mesures, attendues depuis longtemps, qui sont nécessaires pour mettre en œuvre les recommandations de la commission d’enquête et assurer le respect de la convention en droit et dans la pratique.
        Language: Français, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 05 March 2012


        Title: Observation (CEACR) - adopté 2008, publié 98ème session CIT (2009) Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (Ratification: 1955)
        Date of publication: February 2009
        Description/subject: Conclusions: "22. La commission partage pleinement les conclusions du Conseil d’administration au sujet de la situation du travail forcé au Myanmar, ainsi que l’évaluation générale du Chargé de liaison. Au vu de ces conclusions et de cette évaluation, la commission continue de croire que le seul moyen de parvenir à des progrès véritables et durables dans l’élimination du travail forcé est pour les autorités du Myanmar de démontrer sans ambiguïté leur volonté d’atteindre cet objectif. Ceci requiert de la part des autorités, en plus du Protocole d’entente complémentaire, de redoubler d’efforts pour créer les conditions nécessaires au fonctionnement efficace du mécanisme de traitement des plaintes, et également de prendre sans délai, comme cela aurait dû être fait depuis longtemps, des mesures pour abroger les dispositions en cause de la législation nationale et adopter un cadre législatif et réglementaire propre à donner effet aux recommandations de la commission d’enquête. La commission veut croire que le gouvernement démontrera son engagement à mettre fin aux violations de la convention identifiée par la commission d’enquête en donnant effet aux demandes concrètes et explicites que la commission a adressées au gouvernement. La commission veut croire que toutes les mesures nécessaires seront prises pour assurer l’application de la convention en droit et en pratique pour résoudre enfin le cas de travail forcé le plus grave et le plus ancien."
        Language: Français, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 05 March 2012


        Title: CEACR 2007: Observation individuelle concernant la Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2008
        Date of publication: March 2008
        Description/subject: Conclusion: "28. La commission considère qu’il existe des contraintes et des limites évidentes à la contribution que le mécanisme de plaintes peut apporter à l’éradication du travail forcé. Cela tient aux limites structurelles du mécanisme, et cela est amplifié par les incertitudes quant à la situation actuelle dans le pays. Le mécanisme peut assurément procurer un soulagement bienvenu pour les victimes en offrant une voie objective et sûre d’enregistrement et d’examen des plaintes et, au-delà de cette mission première, il peut envoyer un signal fort à l’adresse de ceux qui seraient tentés d’enfreindre la loi, en leur faisant comprendre qu’ils ne peuvent agir en toute impunité. Cependant, le mécanisme n’est manifestement pas adapté pour traiter certaines des violations les plus extrêmes et les plus répandues qui ont cours dans les zones éloignées et qui présentent les caractéristiques exposées dans les documents soumis par la CSI. 29. Le plus important est que le mécanisme de plaintes, tout en étant très utile, n’aborde pas les causes profondes du problème du travail forcé telles qu’elles ont été identifiées par la commission d’enquête et par l’équipe de haut niveau (document GB.282/4). Plus spécifiquement, ce mécanisme n’aborde pas les relations fondamentales par lesquelles est assurée la conduite des affaires publiques dans le pays ni le rôle de l’armée et sa politique d’autonomie, l’absence de liberté syndicale et, d’une manière générale, de liberté d’assemblée, ce que les événements récents ont illustré de manière spectaculaire. La situation au Myanmar, dix ans après la désignation de la commission d’enquête, paraît hélas renforcer l’idée qu’il reste encore à s’attaquer à ces causes profondes et ce, de manière indispensable. 30. Sur la base de ce constat, la commission estime que le seul moyen de parvenir à des progrès véritables et durables en termes d’élimination du travail forcé serait que les autorités du Myanmar démontrent sans ambiguïté leur volonté d’y parvenir. Cela requiert de la part des autorités, outre de souscrire au Protocole d’entente complémentaire, d’instaurer les conditions nécessaires au fonctionnement efficace du mécanisme de plaintes, mais aussi de procéder, comme cela aurait dû se faire depuis très longtemps, à l’abrogation des dispositions pertinentes de la législation et à l’adoption d’un cadre législatif et réglementaire propre à donner effet aux recommandations de la commission d’enquête. La commission conserve l’espoir que, ayant souscrit au Protocole d’entente complémentaire, le gouvernement prenne enfin les mesures requises pour assurer l’application de la convention en droit et dans la pratique et permettre ainsi de résoudre l’un des cas les plus graves et les plus anciens que cette commission ait jamais eu à connaître."
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=9683&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2006: Observation individuelle concernant la Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2007
        Date of publication: March 2007
        Description/subject: IV. Remarques finales: "25. Outre la communication de la CISL datée du 31 août 2006 et des rapports joints à cette communication, auxquels elle s’est référée plus haut, la commission prend note de l’appréciation générale donnée par le chargé de liaison par intérim sur la situation concernant le travail forcé, telle que reproduite sous la rubrique intitulée «Faits nouveaux depuis mars 2006» dans le rapport de la Commission de la Conférence pour la 95e session, en juin 2006: Le chargé de liaison par intérim continue de recevoir des allégations de travail forcé. Bien qu’il ne soit pas en position de vérifier lui-même ces allégations, il est particulièrement préoccupé par les dénonciations récurrentes et détaillées – provenant de sources établies au Myanmar ou de l’autre côté de la frontière, en Thaïlande – de l’imposition de travail forcé par l’armée, ces derniers mois, dans le cadre d’opérations militaires menées dans le nord de l’Etat de Kayin (Karen). Dans ce cadre, non seulement des villageois (de même que des condamnés de droit commun choisis dans les prisons) ont été forcés d’accompagner des unités militaires pour leur servir de porteurs, et des paysans ayant des charrettes auraient été réquisitionnés pour transporter les vivres et d’autres fournitures pour les troupes de première ligne. (C.App./D.5, paragr. 10) 26. La commission note également qu’à sa 297e session, en novembre 2006, dans ses conclusions, le Conseil d’administration s’est déclaré profondément déçu de constater que les autorités n’aient pas été en mesure de convenir d’un mécanisme propre à traiter les plaintes pour travail forcé, dans le cadre du mandat sans équivoque exposé dans les conclusions de la Conférence; qu’elles n’aient pas saisi l’occasion unique qui leur était offerte (lors des discussions d’octobre 2006) de démontrer leur engagement réel à coopérer avec l’OIT pour résoudre le problème du travail forcé; et enfin de constater que, dans le même temps, demeure la préoccupation profonde et généralisée que le travail forcé a toujours cours au Myanmar. Le Conseil d’administration a conclu notamment que les autorités du Myanmar devraient s’efforcer de conclure, de toute urgence et de bonne foi, un accord avec le Bureau sur un mécanisme crédible de traitement des plaintes pour travail forcé, sur les bases spécifiques du texte de compromis proposé par l’OIT en octobre 2006, et que, quel que soit le degré d’application du moratoire sur les poursuites à l’égard des plaignants annoncé par le gouvernement, toute nouvelle initiative consistant en poursuites à l’égard de plaignants ouvrirait la voie à des mesures légales d’ampleur internationale, sur les bases de l’article 37, paragraphe 1, de la Constitution de l’OIT, conformément aux conclusions de la Commission de proposition de la Conférence en juin 2006. Le Conseil d’administration a ajouté qu’un point spécial serait inscrit à l’ordre du jour de sa session de mars 2007, en vue d’étudier les options légales, y compris la possibilité de demander un avis consultatif à la Cour internationale de Justice sur certaines questions légales, et aussi qu’il reverrait (en mars 2007) la question de l’inscription d’un point spécifique à l’ordre du jour de la session de 2007 de la Conférence, afin que cette dernière puisse examiner quelles autres mesures pourraient être prises. 27. La commission se rallie pleinement à la position du Conseil d’administration, et elle veut croire qu’en donnant suite aux demandes pratiques très explicites qu’elle lui a adressées le gouvernement saura démontrer son attachement véritable à mettre un terme aux violations de la convention identifiées par la commission d’enquête et à résoudre ce problème très ancien de travail forcé, pour lequel il existe une solution."
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html,
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=8946&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2005: Observation individuelle concernant la Convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2006
        Date of publication: March 2006
        Description/subject: IV. Remarques finales" "28. Outre la communication de la CISL datée du 31 août 2005, à laquelle elle s’est référée plus haut, la commission prend note de l’appréciation générale du chargé de liaison par intérim sur la situation concernant le travail forcé, appréciation selon laquelle «se fondant sur les informations dont il dispose, le chargé de liaison estime que, malgré certaines améliorations constatées depuis que la commission d’enquête a eu lieu, … le travail forcé … reste largement répandu dans tout le pays, particulièrement dans les zones frontalières ou l’armée est fortement présente» (document GB.292/7/2, paragr. 8). 29. La commission prend également note des conclusions concernant le Myanmar adoptées par le Conseil d’administration à sa 294e session, en novembre 2005. Dans ses conclusions, le Conseil d’administration déclare que le sentiment général qui prévaut est celui d’une grave préoccupation devant la dégradation de la situation. Les membres du Conseil d’administration ont exprimé en particulier leur inquiétude et leurs critiques suite aux menaces dont le chargé de liaison par intérim et le Facilitateur informel ont fait l’objet et qui ont eu pour effet de paralyser son action et l’empêcher de s’acquitter de ses fonctions. Plusieurs membres du Conseil d’administration ont estimé que le seul moyen qui reste à l’Organisation, compte tenu des nouveaux développements extrêmement inquiétants, est de charger la Conférence elle-même de revoir les mesures qu’elle a adoptées dans sa résolution de 2000 sur la base de l’article 33 de la Constitution, en inscrivant spécifiquement un point à cette fin à l’ordre du jour de la Conférence de 2006 en vue de revoir ces mesures et, le cas échéant, les renforcer. Toutefois, compte tenu de la volonté exprimée par le représentant du gouvernement de coopérer, et du fait que toute initiative visant à faire adopter des mesures par la Conférence devra en tout état de cause être confirmée à sa prochaine session, le Conseil d’administration a demandé entre autres choses que les instances gouvernementales du Myanmar à leurs différents niveaux, y compris au niveau le plus élevé, mettent à profit le temps qui reste jusqu’en mars 2006 pour rétablir un dialogue effectif avec le Bureau international du Travail. 30. La commission se rallie pleinement au point de vue exprimé par le Conseil d’administration et veut croire que, en déférant aux demandes d’ordre pratique très explicites qu’elle lui adresse, le gouvernement démontrera son engagement sincère en faveur d’une solution - qui existe indéniablement - à ce problème particulièrement ancien de travail forcé. [Le gouvernement est prié de fournir des données complètes à la Conférence à sa 95e session.]"
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=8338&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 30 May 2008


        Title: CEACR 2004: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2005
        Date of publication: March 2005
        Description/subject: "...La commission constate une nouvelle fois avec une profonde préoccupation que les recommandations de la commission d'enquête n'ont toujours pas été mises en œuvre: les dispositions des lois de 1907 sur les villes et de 1908 sur les villages permettant la réquisition de main-d'œuvre en violation de la convention n'ont pas été abrogées; du travail forcé continue d'être imposé dans de nombreuses régions du pays, dans des conditions de cruauté et de brutalité très dures; et aucune personne responsable d'imposition de travail forcé n'a fait l'objet de poursuites ni de condamnation sur la base des dispositions pertinentes du Code pénal. La commission exprime sa plus ferme condamnation et demande instamment au gouvernement de faire la preuve de la détermination d'éliminer le travail forcé qu'il a déclarée et de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour assurer le respect de la convention..."
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
        Format/size: html (56K)
        Date of entry/update: 11 May 2005


        Title: CEACR 2003: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2004
        Date of publication: March 2004
        Description/subject: "42. Pour résumer, ces trois dernières années, les autorités gouvernementales, au plus haut niveau, ont donné de manière réitérée des assurances de leur intention de mettre un terme aux violations généralisées de la convention constatées par la commission d’enquête dans son rapport. Comme indiqué par la commission dans son observation, un certain nombre d’initiatives ont été prises dans ce sens, notamment des ordonnances interdisant le recours au travail forcé ont été prises. Ces ordonnances ont été traduites dans six langues ethniques et des dispositions ont été prises pour les porter à la connaissance à la fois des autorités publiques et de la population en général. Un mécanisme a été mis en place pour favoriser l’application de ces ordonnances et assurer la diffusion de leur teneur. Un dialogue intense s’est noué entre l’OIT et les autorités, qui a abouti à l’installation dans le pays d’une présence de l’OIT en la personne d’une chargée de liaison. 43. La commission est conduite à constater que les trois principales recommandations de la commission d’enquête n’ont toujours pas été mises en œuvre. Malgré les assurances réitérées du gouvernement sur ses bonnes intentions, les mesures prises jusqu’à présent ne se sont pas traduites par des progrès sensibles dans la pratique. Le travail forcé continue d’être imposé dans bien des parties du pays, principalement par l’armée. Aucune personne responsable d’imposition de travail forcé n’a fait l’objet de poursuites ni de condamnation sur la base des dispositions pertinentes du Code pénal. 44. Vu la lenteur des progrès, il est à espérer que le processus de dialogue et de coopération qui s’est instauré entre l’OIT et le gouvernement finira par offrir une chance réelle de parvenir plus rapidement à des résultats tangibles. La commission estime que le plan d’action conjoint convenu en mai 2003 offre une opportunité au gouvernement de passer, avec l’assistance technique de l’OIT et le soutien financier de la communauté internationale, d’étapes purement procédurales à des progrès tangibles et de dissiper les doutes que la réalité actuelle peut jeter sur le sérieux de son engagement. La commission ne peut qu’exprimer l’espoir que le gouvernement fera tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour assurer la poursuite de ce processus de dialogue et de coopération et prendra toutes les mesures nécessaires dans un très proche avenir pour permettre la mise en œuvre du plan d’action conjoint. 45. La commission rappelle au gouvernement qu’en tout état de cause l’obligation exprimée par la convention de mettre un terme à toutes les formes de travail forcé ou obligatoire reste de sa responsabilité. [Le gouvernement est prié de fournir des données complètes à la Conférence à sa 92e session.]"
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail ( CEACR 2003/74e session)
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004


        Title: CEACR 2002: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2003
        Date of publication: March 2003
        Description/subject: "45. En résumé, la commission prend note des points suivants: - les mesures que le gouvernement a récemment indiquées, entre autres la traduction de l’ordonnance no 1/99 et de l’ordonnance qui la complète en shan, en mon et en kayin; - la traduction imminente de l’ordonnance en kayah, en chin et en kachin; - l’intention de diffuser les traductions de l’ordonnance; - l’élargissement de la commission d’application: elle comprendra un officier militaire de haut rang du bureau de l’inspection générale, qui relève du ministère de la Défense; - l’élaboration d’une brochure sur le travail forcé afin de faire connaître la convention; - l’indication du gouvernement, au paragraphe 8 de son rapport du 27 novembre 2002, qu’un plan d’action prévoyant des mesures renforcées plus efficaces sera coordonné avec la participation de la chargée de liaison de l’OIT. 46. Ces mesures sont louables. La commission rappelle que le Conseil d’administration du BIT, à sa 285e session en novembre 2002 (document GB.285/PV), a fait bon accueil aux déclarations du gouvernement mais a dit qu’il attendait les mesures concrètes qui doivent y donner suite. Le Conseil d’administration a aussi déclaré que le gouvernement doit éliminer le travail forcé, veiller à ce que soient traduits en justice les responsables de pratiques de travail forcé et modifier la procédure juridique afin de donner effet aux mesures susmentionnées. 47. La commission indique que, malgré les indications et les arguments du gouvernement, aucune des trois recommandations que la commission d’enquête avait formulées, et que le gouvernement avait acceptées, n’a été suivie d’effet à ce jour. Malgré les promesses de longue date et la bonne volonté affichée par le gouvernement, la loi sur les villages et la loi sur les villes n’ont pas encore été modifiées. L’ordonnance no 1/99, telle que complétée, a été amplement diffusée, mais elle n’a pas permis de mettre un terme à l’imposition de travail forcé, en particulier de la part de l’armée. Rien n’indique que les instructions spécifiques et concrètes et les dotations budgétaires nécessaires ont été décidées ou, pour le moins, préparées, afin de remplacer dans les faits le travail forcé par des conditions de travail et des salaires décents susceptibles d’attirer, sans contrainte, les travailleurs dont on a besoin. Enfin, rien n’indique que des responsables de l’imposition de travail forcé et, souvent, d’infractions concomitantes aient été poursuivis, voire condamnés, en vertu de l’article 374 du Code pénal ou de toute autre disposition, conformément à l’article 25 de la convention. [Le gouvernement est prié de fournir des données complètes à la Conférence à sa 91e session]."
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau international du travail ( CEACR 2002/73e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=6599&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004


        Title: CEACR 2001: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) publication 2002
        Date of publication: March 2002
        Description/subject: "...En bref, la commission note qu’aucune des trois recommandations formulées par la commission d’enquête et acceptées par le gouvernement n’a encore été mise en oeuvre. En dépit de promesses faites de longue date, aussi bien que des assurances de bonne volonté du gouvernement, la loi sur les villages et la loi sur les villes n’ont pas encore été amendées. Si l’arrêté no 1/99, tel que complété, a reçu une large publicité et peut momentanément avoir affecté certains projets d’infrastructure civile, l’arrêté n’a pas de lui-même mis un terme à l’exaction de travail forcé, notamment par les militaires. Il n’y a pas d’indications selon lesquelles les instructions spécifiques et concrètes et les dispositions budgétaires qui font défaut auraient été adoptées, ou du moins préparées, en vue de remplacer effectivement le recours au travail forcé par une offre de salaires et de conditions d’emploi décents, permettant d’attirer librement la main-d’oeuvre nécessaire. Enfin, rien n’indique que des personnes responsables de l’exaction de travail forcé et, souvent, de crimes concomitants aient été condamnées, ou du moins inculpées, en vertu de l’article 374 du Code pénal ou de toute autre disposition, conformément à l’article 25 de la convention..."
        Language: Francais
        Source/publisher: Bureau international du travail (CEACR 2001/72e session)
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=6034&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 2000: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2001
        Date of publication: 2001
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 2000/71e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=5492&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1999: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 2000
        Date of publication: 2000
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1999/70e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=4996&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1998: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1999
        Date of publication: 1999
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1998/69e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=4437&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1996: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1997
        Date of publication: 1997
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1996/67e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=3506&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1995: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1996
        Date of publication: 1996
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1995/66e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=2620&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1994: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1995
        Date of publication: 1995
        Description/subject: Scroll down for the webfusion version -- it seems to be mis-named.
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1994/65e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=2620&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1993: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1994
        Date of publication: March 1994
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du travail (CEACR 1993/63e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=1688&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004


        Title: CEACR 1992: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1993
        Date of publication: 1993
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1992/62e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=1688&chapter=6&q...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1991: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1992
        Date of publication: 1992
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1991/61e session)
        Format/size: html
        Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/cgi-lex/pdconv.pl?host=status01&textbase=ilofre&document=764&chapter=6&qu...
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


        Title: CEACR 1990: Observation individuelle concernant la convention No 29, Travail forcé, 1930 - Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Publication: 1991
        Date of publication: 1991
        Language: Francais, French
        Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (CEACR 1990/60e session)
        Format/size: html
        Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


  • Committee on Freedom of Association

    • Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association (English)

      Individual Documents

      Title: CFA 2006: 340th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association - extracts on the Myanmar case
      Date of publication: March 2006
      Description/subject: ILO Governing Body,295th Session... Case No. 2268 (Myanmar): Interim report: Complaint against the Government of Myanmar presented by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)... The Committee’s conclusions... The Committee’s recommendations.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.295/8/1)
      Format/size: html (195K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 May 2006


      Title: CFA 2005: 337th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association - extracts on the Myanmar case
      Date of publication: June 2005
      Description/subject: 293rd Session, ILO Governing Body Geneva, June 2005... Case No. 2268 (Myanmar): Interim report: Complaint against the Government of Myanmar presented by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU... The Committee’s conclusions... The Committee’s recommendations.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.293/7)
      Format/size: html (189K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 May 2006


      Title: CFA 2004: Case(s) No(s). 2268, Report No. 333 (Myanmar): Complaint against the Government of Myanmar presented by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: Complaint against the Government of Myanmar presented by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)... Allegations: (1) Allegations relating to legislative issus: unclear legislative framework covering freedom of association; serious discrepancies between legislation and Convention No. 87; repressive texts, in particular military orders and decrees ,detrimental to freedom of association and which contribute to a climate of denial of fundamental freedoms and to annihilate and destroy any form of labour organization; (2) Allegations relating to factual issues: total lack of legally registered workers’ organizations; systematic practice of repression by public authorities of any form of labour organization; the Federation of Trade Unions of Burma (FTUB) cannot function freely and independently on the Myanmar territory and its General Secretary has to face criminal prosecution because of his legitimate trade union activities; murder, detention and torture of trade unionists; continuing repression of seafarers for the exercise of their trade union rights; arrest and dismissal of workers in connection with collective labour protests and claims, in particular at the Unique Garment Factory, the Myanmar Texcamp Industrial Ltd. and theMyanmar Yes Garment Factory; intervention of the army in labour disputes..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (Committee on Freedom of Association)
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/Freedom-of-Assoc-GB289.htm
      Date of entry/update: 24 March 2004


      Title: CFA 1994: Complaint against the Government of Myanmar presented by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Report No. 295, Case(s) No(s). 1752
      Date of publication: November 1994
      Description/subject: "... 87. In a communication of 17 December 1993, the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) submitted a complaint of infringements of trade union rights against the Government of Myanmar. It sent additional information relating to its complaint in a communication of 21 March 1994. 88. The Government supplied its observations on the case in a communication dated 6 June 1994..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


  • Governing Body of the International Labour Office

    • Conseil d'administration du Bureau International du Travail (Francais)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Page index du Conseil d'Administration (Francais)
      Description/subject: En cas de probleme avec les liens, la plupart desquelles vous amenent directement aux documents pdf, de ce page vous pouvez choisir les reunions du Conseils d'Administration ou vous trouverez les liens aux documents sur la Birmanie. Ou bien aller a www.ilo.org pour explorer le site.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Individual Documents

      Title: CA mars 2011 (310e session): Décision concernant ...: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: 24 March 2011
      Description/subject: Conclusions du Conseil d’administration concernant le Myanmar: "Le Conseil d’administration a pris note du rapport du Chargé de liaison, de la déclaration du Représentant permanent du gouvernement de l’Union du Myanmar et de la discussion qui a suivi. Compte tenu des débats, il a formulé les conclusions suivantes:..."
      Language: Français, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (dec.GB.310/5)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2011


      Title: CA mars 2011 (310e session): Décision concernant ...: Plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour non-respect de la convention 87
      Date of publication: 24 March 2011
      Description/subject: Le Conseil d’administration, ayant examiné les informations fournies par le gouvernement du Myanmar en réponse à la plainte soumise en juin 2010, et ayant pris en considération toutes les vues exprimées, a décidé: a) de demander au gouvernement du Myanmar de transmettre au Bureau, sans délai, le projet de loi sur les organisations de travailleurs en cours de préparation afin de permettre une consultation approfondie et utile; b) de reporter une décision sur la nomination d’une commission d’enquête à sa session de novembre 2011.
      Language: Français, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (dec.GB.310/6)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2011


      Title: CA mars 2011 (310e session): 359e rapport du Comité de la liberté syndicale - extraits sur le Myanmar
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: "...109. Le comité prend note des informations fournies par le gouvernement. S’agissant de ses recommandations de nature législative, le comité rappelle que depuis un certain nombre d’années il a souligné la nécessité d’élaborer une législation garantissant la liberté syndicale et de s’assurer qu’une autre législation ne serait pas appliquée de façon à affaiblir cette garantie. Il rappelle en outre la carence persistante du gouvernement à prendre quelque mesure que ce soit pour remédier à cette situation législative qui constitue un manquement grave et persistant aux obligations qui incombent au gouvernement du fait qu’il a ratifié volontairement la convention no 87. A la lumière de ces principes, le comité se félicite de l’information fournie par le gouvernement selon laquelle le Parlement prendra les mesures nécessaires concernant l’abrogation des ordonnances nos 2/88 et 6/88, de la loi sur les associations illicites et de la déclaration no 1/2006...113. Le comité prend note des informations fournies par le gouvernement et, en particulier, une fois de plus, des informations concernant son intention d’élaborer une nouvelle législation conforme à la convention no 87. Toutefois, le comité regrette profondément encore une fois que le gouvernement se borne essentiellement à reprendre la teneur de ses précédentes communications sans fournir de nouvelles informations concrètes ni présenter aucune preuve qu’il a pris des mesures concrètes pour résoudre les graves problèmes soulevés par le présent cas. Il déplore donc que le gouvernement n’ait pas mis en oeuvre ses recommandations et il se trouve obligé de renvoyer à son précédent examen de ce cas. Il demande instamment et fermement au gouvernement de mettre de toute urgence pleinement en oeuvre ses recommandations précédentes. Le comité prie le gouvernement, en particulier, de fournir des informations précises et détaillées sur la situation de Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win et Myo Min. Il l’invite à prendre toutes les mesures nécessaires pour assurer leur libération immédiate ainsi que leur accès à une aide juridique et médicale pendant leur détention. Enfin, le comité prie instamment le gouvernement de prendre immédiatement des mesures effectives et concrètes pour assurer le plein respect de la liberté syndicale en droit et en pratique."
      Language: Français, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (310-8) extraits
      Format/size: pdf (163K)
      Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011


      Title: CA mars 2011 (310e session): Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n° 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: "...Le présent rapport répond à l’obligation qui découle de la résolution concernant le recours généralisé au travail forcé au Myanmar, adoptée par la Conférence internationale du Travail à sa 87e session (1999), d’inscrire d’office une question à ce sujet à l’ordre du jour du Conseil d’administration. Les activités et les progrès réalisés depuis le dernier rapport sont présentés dans le document. Celui-ci rend compte de la mission de haut niveau effectuée du 22 au 25 février 2011, pendant laquelle, entre autres choses, la période d’essai du mécanisme de traitement des plaintes mis en place au titre du Protocole d’entente complémentaire a été prorogée de douze mois jusqu’au 25 février 2012..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.310/5)
      Format/size: pdf (272K)
      Date of entry/update: 13 March 2011


      Title: CA mars 2011 (310e session): Plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour non-respect de la convention (no 87) sur la liberté syndicale et la protection du droit syndical, 1948,
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: Question traitée: Ce document présente la réponse du gouvernement à la plainte déposée en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution et donne suite à la demande du Conseil d’administration formulée à sa session de novembre 2010 de le saisir de nouveau de cette question à sa session de mars 2011... Incidences sur le plan des politiques: Elles dépendent de la décision prise... Incidences financières: Elles dépendent de la décision prise. Le coût d’une commission d’enquête devra être approuvé par la Commission PFA... Décision demandée: Paragraphe 7. ["Le Conseil d’administration voudra sans doute étudier si, à la lumière des informations disponibles, il souhaite engager la procédure prévue à l’article 26, paragraphe 4, de la Constitution et, par conséquent, procéder à la nomination d’une commission d’enquête chargée d’examiner les allégations mentionnées au paragraphe 1 ci-dessus."]... Documents du Conseil d’administration ou instruments de l’OIT cités en référence: Les membres du Conseil d’administration trouveront peut-être utile de se reporter aux paragraphes 106 à 112 du document GB.310/8 lors de l’examen du présent document.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.310/6)
      Format/size: pdf (373K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_153041...
      Date of entry/update: 17 March 2011


      Title: CA novembre 2010 (309e session): Décision concernant la septième question à l’ordre du jour: Plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour non-respect de la conve
      Date of publication: 18 November 2010
      Description/subject: Décision concernant la septième question à l’ordre du jour: Plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour non-respect de la convention (no 87) sur la liberté syndicale et la protection du droit syndical, 1948, déposée par des délégués à la 99e session (2010) de la Conférence internationale du Travail... Le Conseil d’administration a décidé: a) que le Directeur général devrait inviter le gouvernement du Myanmar à lui communiquer ses observations en la matière afin qu’elles lui parviennent au plus tard le 31 janvier 2011; b) que le gouvernement du Myanmar devrait être invité à envoyer un représentant pour participer aux travaux du Conseil d’administration concernant cette affaire lors de ses prochaines sessions, conformément à l’article 26, paragraphe 5, de la Constitution de l’OIT; lorsqu’il enverra cette invitation au gouvernement du Myanmar, le Directeur général devrait l’informer que le Conseil d’administration a l’intention de poursuivre sa discussion de ce cas lors de sa 310e session, qui aurait lieu à Genève en mars 2011; c) que la décision sur la question de savoir si la plainte dans son ensemble devrait être renvoyée à une commission d’enquête, conformément à l’article 26, paragraphe 4, de la Constitution de l’OIT, serait renvoyée à une étape ultérieure, à la lumière des informations fournies au Conseil d’administration concernant cette plainte.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (dec-GB.309/7)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2010


      Title: BIT CA novembre 2010 (309e session): Plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour non-respect de la convention (no 87) sur la liberté syndicale et la protection du droit syndical...
      Date of publication: November 2010
      Description/subject: Plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour non-respect de la convention (no 87) sur la liberté syndicale et la protection du droit syndical, 1948, déposée par des délégués à la 99e session (2010) de la Conférence internationale du Travail... 1. Par une lettre datée du 17 juin 2010 adressée au Directeur général du Bureau international du Travail, des délégués travailleurs à la 99e session (2010) de la Conférence internationale du Travail ont déposé une plainte en vertu de l’article 26 de la Constitution de l’OIT contre le gouvernement du Myanmar pour violations répétées et graves de la convention (no 87) sur la liberté syndicale et la protection du droit syndical, 1948.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.309/7)
      Format/size: pdf (211K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2010


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2010 (309e session): Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l�exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no.29) sur le tr
      Date of publication: November 2010
      Description/subject: Question traitée: Le présent rapport répond à l’obligation qui découle de la résolution concernant le recours généralisé au travail forcé au Myanmar, adoptée par la Conférence internationale du Travail à sa 87e session (1999), d’inscrire d’office une question à ce sujet à l’ordre du jour du Conseil d’administration. Les activités et les progrès réalisés depuis le dernier rapport sont présentés dans le document... Incidences sur le plan des politiques: Aucune... Incidences financières: Aucune... Mesure/décision demandée: Document soumis pour discussion et orientation. Le Conseil d’administration souhaitera peut-être tirer ses propres conclusions à partir de la discussion. Documents du Conseil d’administration ou instruments de l’OIT cités en référence Dans l’examen de ce rapport, les membres du Conseil d’administration pourront estimer utile de se référer au document GB.307/6, «Conclusions du Conseil d’administration concernant le Myanmar» et à la troisième partie du Compte rendu provisoire no 16 de la 99e session de la Conférence internationale du Travail (2010).
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.309/6)
      Format/size: pdf (470K)
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, mars 2010 (307e session): Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l�exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no.29) sur le travail force, 1930
      Date of publication: March 2010
      Description/subject: "Depuis le dernier rapport soumis au Conseil d'administration 1, les activités se sont concentrées sur la mise en oeuvre des conclusions de cette discussion (voir annexe I). Des progrès ont été accomplis dans plusieurs domaines et sont indiqués ci-après. Une mission a eu lieu du 17 au 24 janvier 2010. Elle était composée de M. Kari Tapiola, directeur exécutif, accompagné de Mme Karen Curtis, directrice adjointe du Département des normes internationales du travail, qui était chargée tout particulièrement de la liberté d'association, et de M. Drazen Petrovic, juriste principal au bureau du Conseiller juridique. Un résumé des conclusions de la mission est présenté ci-après. Pendant la mission, une prorogation de la période d'essai du Protocole d'entente complémentaire a été conclue pour une nouvelle période de 12 mois, à compter du 26 février 2010..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.307/6)
      Format/size: pdf (923K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 April 2010


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2009 (306e session): Conclusions concernant le Myanmar
      Date of publication: 19 November 2009
      Description/subject: "...Conclusions du Conseil d'administration concernant le Myanmar Le Conseil d'administration: a) a pris note du rapport du chargé de liaison et écouté avec intérêt la déclaration du Représentant permanent du gouvernement de l'Union du Myanmar; b) compte tenu des informations disponibles et des interventions faites pendant le débat, il est parvenu aux conclusions suivantes: 'application de la recommandation de la commission d'enquête et l'élimination complète du recours au travail forcé au Myanmar ne sont pas encore une réalité..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2009


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2009 (306e session): Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: November 2009
      Description/subject: "Le présent rapport fait le point sur les activités du chargé de liaison de l'OIT à Yangon depuis la 98e session (2009) de la Conférence internationale du Travail. Il contient des informations sur l'application du Protocole d'entente complémentaire concernant le traitement des plaintes relatives au recours au travail forcé et sur diverses activités entreprises par le chargé de liaison, M. Stephen Marshall, et son assistante Mme Piyamal Pichaiwongse; un rapport sur les résultats finals des activités réalisées dans le cadre du projet consécutif au passage du cyclone Nargis; et des informations succinctes sur la participation de l'OIT aux activités de l'équipe de pays des Nations Unies au Myanmar..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.306/6)
      Format/size: pdf (302K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2009


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2008 (303e session): Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: March 2009
      Description/subject: "Le présent rapport fait le point sur les activités du chargé de liaison depuis la 303e session (novembre 2008) du Conseil d'administration. Il contient des informations sur l'application du Protocole d'entente complémentaire concernant le traitement des plaintes relatives au recours au travail forcé et sur diverses autres activités entreprises par le chargé de liaison, M. Stephen Marshall, et son assistante Mme Piyamal Pichaiwongse; un rapport de la mission effectuée par des représentants du siège au Myanmar du 24 février au 1er mars 2009 concernant, entre autres, la prolongation de la période d'essai du Protocole d'entente complémentaire; un rapport sur les activités de réhabilitation entreprises par l'OIT à la suite du cyclone Nargis; et des informations sur la participation de l'OIT aux activités de l'équipe de pays des Nations Unies au Myanmar..."......Introduction et résumé...Le point sur le Protocole d'entente complémentaire...Prolongation de la période d'essai du Protocole d'entente complémentaire...Activités de projet...Participation de l'OIT aux activités des Nations Unies dans le pays.....Annexe I: Registre des cas...Annexe II: Accord portant prorogation de la période d'essai du Protocole d'entente complémentaire...Annexe III Communiqué de presse du ministre du Travail - Communiqué de presse no 1/2009...
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.304/5/1(& Corr.) )
      Format/size: pdf (221K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2008 (303e session): Conclusions concernant le Myanmar
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: Le Conseil d'administration a examiné les rapports soumis par le Bureau, ainsi que la déclaration faite par Monsieur l'Ambassadeur Wunna Maung Lwin, du gouvernement de l'Union du Myanmar. Considérant l'ensemble du débat, le Conseil d'administration conclut ce qui suit:
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.303/8)
      Format/size: pdf (81K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2008 (303e session): Myanmar: Rapport du chargé de liaison
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: Le chargé de liaison a fait rapport à la 301e session (mars 2008) du Conseil d�administration 1 ainsi qu�à la séance spéciale que la Commission de l�application des normes a tenue durant la 97e session de la Conférence internationale du Travail (juin 2008), conformément à la résolution adoptée par la Conférence de 2000...
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT) (GB.303/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf (196K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, novembre 2008 (303e session): Point de situation sur les décisions concernant le Myanmar
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: "...A la 302e session du Conseil d'administration, le Bureau a entrepris d'établir en vue de la session suivante un point de situation sur les décisions prises par l'Organisation pour inciter le Myanmar à appliquer les recommandations de la commission d'enquête de 1998. Le présent rapport fait une synthèse de ces décisions et le point sur leur mise en oeuvre à ce jour. Il ne rend toutefois pas compte des décisions adressées sous forme de recommandations au gouvernement. Celles-ci seront évoquées dans le rapport du chargé de liaison et le Bureau pourra en fournir en temps utile un bilan complet. La commission d'experts examine régulièrement la question de l'exécution par le Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930, et ses observations sont examinées par la Commission de l'application des normes de la Conférence..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (BIT)
      Format/size: pdf (149K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, mars 2005 (292e session): Faits nouveaux intervenus à la suite de l’adoption de la résolution de la Conférence internationale du Travail sur le travail forcé au Myanmar
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Description/subject: SEPTIÈME QUESTION À L’ORDRE DU JOUR. Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 Faits nouveaux intervenus à la suite de l’adoption de la résolution de la Conférence internationale du Travail sur le travail forcé au Myanmar
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.292/7/1)
      Format/size: pdf (34K)
      Date of entry/update: 01 March 2005


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, mars 2005 (292e session): Myanmar - Rapport de la mission de très haut niveau
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.292/7/3)
      Format/size: pdf (78K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 March 2005


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, mars 2005 (292e session): Myanmar: Rapport du chargé de liaison par intérim
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.292/7/2)
      Format/size: pdf (80K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2005


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration mars 2004, 289e session: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 I. Examen des mesures nécessaires pour donner effet aux conclusions adoptées par le Conseil d’administration à sa session de novembre 2003...
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB289/8)
      Format/size: pdf (164K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 March 2004


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, 289e session: Myanmar - Allégations concernant des personnes condamnées à la peine capitale pour haute trahison
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: Conseil d’administration Genève, mars 2004... Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930... Derniers développements: I. Allégations concernant des personnes condamnées à la peine capitale pour haute trahison 1. Le 11 mars 2004, le Bureau a reçu un document présenté comme étant la traduction d’un jugement prononcé par une cour de justice du Myanmar à l’encontre de neuf personnes inculpées de haute trahison et condamnées à la peine capitale en novembre dernier, faisant état d’éléments de preuve à charge selon lesquels certaines d’entre elles auraient eu des contacts avec l’OIT et reçu ou communiqué des informations ayant trait aux activités de l’Organisation ...
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.289/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 22 March 2004


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, 288e session: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: November 2003
      Description/subject: I. Discussion à la Commission de l’application des normes I. Discussion à la Commission de l’application des normes; II. Mesures prises par la suite par la chargée de liaison; III. Evaluation générale de la situation actuelle par la chargée de liaison; Annexe: Conclusions relatives aux allégations de travail forcé au Myanmar en 2002 (transmises par le directeur général du ministère du Travail...
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (70K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, 288e session: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 - Faits nouveaux
      Date of publication: November 2003
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau international du travail (GB288 5/1)
      Format/size: pdf (63K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil dadministration, 286e session, Myanmar: travail forc (GB286-6)
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930... I. Activits de la charge de liaison: 1. Conformment aux orientations donnes par le Conseil dadministration sa 285e session (novembre 2002), la charge de liaison a poursuivi ses discussions avec les autorits du Myanmar sur les questions concernant son mandat, en particulier sur la teneur dun plan daction pour llimination du travail forc..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (60K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil dadministration, 286e session, Myanmar: travail forc (GB286-6-1)
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: "1. Par courrier en date du 23 fvrier, le directeur gnral du Dpartement du travail a communiqu la charge de liaison le texte rvis dun plan daction 1. Le seul changement de fond apport par le nouveau texte est ladjonction dune section 2 crant une rgion dintrt spcial pour la coopration entre le gouvernement de lUnion du Myanmar et lOIT dans laquelle les activits suivantes seront conduites: 1) projet pilote de construction dune route locale faisant appel des techniques fondes sur la mainduvre; 2) projet consistant remplacer les porteurs civils par des mulets titre dessai; 3) lancement dune campagne dinformation intensive et intensification des efforts tendant faire connatre la population les mcanismes relatifs aux plaintes..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Tavail
      Format/size: pdf (65K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil d'administration, 285e session. Myanmar, travail forc - Rsum du dbat par le prsident
      Date of publication: 20 November 2002
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'observation par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: html (25K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil dadministration 285e session. Myanmar: travail forc (285-4-add)
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Addendum: "Aprs son arrive Yangon, le 8 octobre, Mme Hng-Trang Perret-Nguyen a pu tablir une srie de contacts et organiser des runions qui intresseront le Conseil dadministration..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (31K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil dadministration, 285e session, Myanmar: travail forc (GB285-4)
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Faits nouveaux intervenus depuis juin 2002 "A sa 283e session (mars 2002), le Conseil dadministration a approuv un accord conclu le mme mois entre le gouvernement du Myanmar et le Bureau international du Travail au sujet de la nomination dun charg de liaison de lOIT au Myanmar..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (116K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil dadministration, 285e session. Myanmar: travail forc. (GB285-4-add.2)
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930 Addendum 2. "Depuis la rdaction du document GB.285/4(Add.), la charge de liaison a eu un certain nombre de runions qui intresseront le Conseil dadministration..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (40K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Autres faits nouveaux depuis le retour de la mission de coopration technique du BIT
      Date of publication: 19 March 2002
      Description/subject: Conseil dadministration Genve, mars 2002. Faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail 283e session (GB.283/5/3(Rev.))
      Format/size: PDF
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Rapport de la mission de coopration technique du BIT (19-25 fvrier 2002)
      Date of publication: March 2002
      Description/subject: 283e session, Conseil dadministration Genve, mars 2002 Faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Table des matires: I. Origine de la mission p1; II. Discussion au niveau politique de lapproche gnrale suivie pour les questions relevant du mandat p2; III. Discussions au niveau technique p4; IV. Runion de synthse avec le ministre du Travail (lundi 25 fvrier, 17 h 15) p10; V. Autres contacts/discussions p12. Annexes: I. Communication en date du 23 novembre 2001 du Directeur gnral au Gnral en chef Than Shwe p13; II. Communication en date du 24 janvier 2002 du lieutenant gnral Khin Nyunt Sir Ninian Stephen p14; III. Communication en date du 31 janvier 2002 de Sir Ninian Stephen au lieutenant gnral Khin Nyunt p17; IV. Elments dun ventuel protocole dentente sur une reprsentation de lOIT, communiqus aux autorits par la mission de coopration technique dun protocole dentente concernant la nomination dun fonctionnaire de liaison du BIT au Myanmar p20; VI. Texte suggr (version rvise) dun protocole dentente sur une reprsentation de lOIT, communiqu aux autorits par la mission de coopration technique p21; VII. Proposition rvise des autorits concernant la nomination dun fonctionnaire de liaison au Myanmar p22; VIII. Rappel des questions soulever avec le Comit de coordination p23; IX. Lettre en date du 25 fvrier 2002 remise au ministre du Travail par la mission de coopration technique son dpart de Yangon p24; X. Liste des runions ayant eu lieu p29; XI. Note verbale du BIT la Mission permanente de lUnion du Myanmar en date du 26 fvrier 2002 p32.
      Language: Francais French
      Source/publisher: Bureau international du travail
      Format/size: PDF (154K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 282e session, novembre 2001, Examen du rapport de la Mission de haut niveau: Conclusions
      Date of publication: 15 November 2001
      Description/subject: Conclusions concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930, adoptes la suite de l'examen du rapport de la mission de haut niveau
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.282/4/2)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'administration, 282e session, novembre 2001, Examen du rapport de la Mission de haut niveau
      Date of publication: 07 November 2001
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930: Examen du rapport de la mission de haut niveau. Point appelant une decision
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.282/4/1)
      Format/size: PDF
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'administration, 282e session, novembre 2001, Rapport de la Mission de haut niveau
      Date of publication: November 2001
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930: Rapport de la Mission de haut niveau
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.282/4)
      Format/size: PDF (185K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'administration, 282e session, novembre 2001, Rapport de la Mission de haut niveau. Annexes I-XIII
      Date of publication: November 2001
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930: Rapport de la Mission de haut niveau. Annexes I-XIII
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (GB.282/4/Appendices)
      Format/size: PDF (678K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 280e Session, Mars 2001: GB.280/6
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930:
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 280e Session, Mars 2001: GB.280/6(Add.1)
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930:
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau INternational du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 280e session, mars 2001: GB.280/6(Add.2)
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930:
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 279e session, novembre 2000: GB.279/6/1
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Suite donne par le gouvernement du Myanmar aux recommandations de la Commission denqute charge dexaminer lexcution de la convention (n o 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Rapport de la mission de coopration technique au Myanmar. (vendredi 20 octobre jeudi 26 octobre 2000).
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: PDF (245K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 279e session, novembre 2000: GB.279/6/1(Add.1)(Rev.1)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Suite donne par le gouvernement du Myanmar aux recommandations de la Commission denqute charge dexaminer lexcution de la convention (n o 29) sur le travail forc, 1930 Rapport de la mission de coopration technique au Myanmar (vendredi 20 octobre jeudi 26 octobre 2000). Addendum i) En ce qui concerne la chane de commandement au Myanmar. ii) En ce qui concerne le document sign par le Secrtaire 1 (annexe A): iii) En ce qui concerne la communication du Directeur gnral du Dpartement du travail (annexe B).
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: Addendum 1 (revis)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 279e session, novembre 2000: GB.279/6/1(Add.2)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Suite donne par le gouvernement du Myanmar aux recommandations de la Commission denqute charge dexaminer lexcution de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Rapport de la mission de coopration technique au Myanmar. (vendredi 20 octobre jeudi 26 octobre 2000). Addendum 1. Le Bureau a reu du gouvernement du Myanmar copie de certaines instructions complmentaires mentionnes au point 3 dune communication date du 31 octobre 2000 du Directeur gnral du Dpartement du travail du Myanmar dont des extraits sont reproduits lannexe B du document GB.279/6/1(Add.1)(Rev.1). 2. Ces instructions sont annexes. Genve, le 15 novembre 2000.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: Addendum 2
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 279e session, novembre 2000: GB.279/6/1(Add.3)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Suite donne par le gouvernement du Myanmar aux recommandations de la Commission denqute charge dexaminer lexcution de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Rapport de la mission de coopration technique au Myanmar (vendredi 20 octobre jeudi 26 octobre 2000). Addendum Le Bureau a reu du gouvernement du Myanmar la communication dont le texte figure ci-aprs.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: Addendum 3
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 279e session, novembre 2000: GB.279/6/2
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Suite donne par le gouvernement du Myanmar aux recommandations de la commission denqute charge dexaminer lexcution de la convention (n o 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Suites donner la rsolution adopte par la Confrence internationale du Travail sa 88 e session (mai-juin 2000).
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Deuxime rapport du Directeur gnral aux membres du Conseil dadministration (Addendum)
      Date of publication: 23 March 2000
      Description/subject: Deuxime rapport du Directeur gnral aux membres du Conseil dadministration sur les mesures prises par le gouvernement du Myanmar pour mettre en oeuvre les recommandations de la Commission denqute charge dexaminer la plainte concernant lexcution de la convention (n o 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Addendum. 1. Le Directeur gnral a reu du gouvernement du Myanmar, le 22 mars 2000, la communication ci-jointe. 2. Cette communication rpond aux observations que la Confdration internationale des syndicats libres (CISL) a formules en vertu de larticle 23 de la Constitution et qui ont t transmises le 19 octobre 1999 au gouvernement pour quil puisse faire tout commentaire quil pourrait juger souhaitable. A sa session de novembre-dcembre 1999, la Commission dexperts pour lapplication des conventions et recommandations a pris note de la lettre de la CISL dans son observation sur lapplication de la convention n 29; cette observation est reproduite dans le deuxime rapport du Directeur gnral aux membres du Conseil dadministration. Genve, le 23 mars 2000.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 277e session, mars 2000: GB.277/6
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Mesures, y compris action en vertu de larticle 33 de la Constitution de lOIT, pour assurer lapplication par le gouvernement du Myanmar des recommandations de la commission denqute charge dexaminer la plainte concernant lexcution par le Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. A. Informations disponibles sur les mesures prises par le gouvernement du Myanmar en application des recommandations de la commission denqute, et action de lOIT cet gard depuis la 276 e session (novembre 1999) du Conseil dadministration.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 277e session, mars 2000: GB.277/6(Add.1)
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Mesures, y compris action en vertu de larticle 33 de la Constitution de lOIT, pour assurer lapplication par le gouvernement du Myanmar des recommandations de la commission denqute charge dexaminer la plainte concernant lexcution par le Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Addendum Afin de faciliter la discussion de cette question, le bureau du Conseil dadministration a demand au Bureau de prparer le texte dune rsolution complte qui pourrait tre soumise la Confrence lors de sa 88e session (juin 2000) dans le cadre du point appelant une dcision propos au paragraph 21(b) du document GB.277/6, et qui se lirait comme suit :
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: Addendum 1
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 277e session, mars 2000: GB.277/6(Add.2)
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Mesures, y compris action en vertu de larticle 33 de la Constitution de lOIT, pour assurer lapplication par le gouvernement du Myanmar des recommandations de la commission denqute charge dexaminer la plainte concernant lexcution par le Myanmar de la convention (n o 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Addendum no 2 Le Directeur gnral a reu du Directeur gnral du ministre du Travail du Myanmar la lettre reproduite au dos, en date du 27 mars 2000. Genve, le 27 mars 2000.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: Addendum 2
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Deuxime rapport du Directeur gnral aux membres du Conseil dadministration
      Date of publication: 25 February 2000
      Description/subject: sur les mesures prises par le gouvernement du Myanmar pour mettre en oeuvre les recommandations de la commission denqute charge dexaminer la plainte concernant lexcution de la convention (n o 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. I. Modification de la lgislation; II. Mesures prises pour mettre un terme la pratique du travail forc ou obligatoire et informations disponibles sur la pratique actuelle; A. Mesures prises pour mettre un terme la pratique du travail forc ou obligatoire; B. Informations disponibles sur la pratique actuelle; 1) Communications du gouvernement; 2) Constatations de la CEACR 3) Informations reues la suite de ma demande de dcembre 1999; Observations gnrales; Formes de travail et de services rquisitionns; a) Portage, travail pour les camps militaires et autres tches effectues pour le compte de larme; b) Travaux pour des projets agricoles et dautres projets de production; c) Construction et entretien de routes, de voies ferres, de ponts et autres travaux dinfrastructure; III. Sanctions lencontre des responsables du travail forc;
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: PDF (191K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 276e session, novembre 1999: GB.276/6
      Date of publication: November 1999
      Description/subject: Mesures, y compris action en vertu de l'article 33 de la Constitution de l'OIT, pour assurer l'application par le gouvernement du Myanmar des recommandations de la commission d'enqute charge d'examiner la plainte concernant l'excution par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Rapport du Directeur gnral aux membres du Conseil d'administration
      Date of publication: 21 May 1999
      Description/subject: sur les Mesures prises par le gouvernement du Myanmar pour mettre en uvre les recommandations de la commission d'enqute charge d'examiner la plainte concernant l'excution de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 274e session, mars 1999: GB.274/5
      Date of publication: March 1999
      Description/subject: Mesures prises par le gouvernement du Myanmar pour mettre en uvre les recommandations de la commission d'enqute charge d'examiner la plainte concernant l'excution de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930 1. A sa 273e session (novembre 1998), le Conseil d'administration a pris note du rapport de la commission d'enqute institue en vertu de l'article 26 de la Constitution de l'Organisation internationale du Travail pour examiner l'excution par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Aux termes de ses dbats, la commission a demand au Directeur gnral de soumettre un rapport intrimaire la prsente session du Conseil d'administration sur les mesures prises par le gouvernement du Myanmar pour mettre en uvre les recommandations contenues dans le rapport de la commission d'enqute. Contient des letters engte le D-G du BIT et le GdM.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 273e session, novembre 1998: GB.273/5
      Date of publication: November 1998
      Description/subject: Rapport de la commission d'enqute charge d'examiner la plainte relative l'observation par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930, prsente par des dlgus la 83e session (1996) de la Confrence en vertu de l'article 26 de la Constitution de l'OIT
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Travail forc au Myanmar (Birmanie)
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: "Rapport de la commission d'enqute institue en vertu de l'article 26 de la Constitution de l'Organisation internationale du Travail pour examiner le respect par le Myanmar de la convention no 29 sur le travail forc, 1930." Le document principal du OIT sur le travail forc en birmanie.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau Internationale du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'administration, 267e session, novembre 1996: GB.267/16/2
      Date of publication: November 1996
      Description/subject: Rapports du bureau du Conseil d'administration. Deuxime rapport: Plainte concernant l'inexcution par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930, prsente par des dlgus la 83e session (1996) de la Confrence au titre de l'article 26 de la Constitution de l'OIT
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Conseil d'Administration, 261e Session, novembre 1994: GB.261/13/7
      Date of publication: November 1994
      Description/subject: Rapport du Comit charg d'examiner la rclamation prsente par la Confdration internationale des syndicats libres (CISL) en vertu de l'article 24 de la Constitution allguant l'inexcution de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930, par le Myanmar
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: BIT Conseil d’administration, 288e session: Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 -
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2003


    • Consejo de Administracion de la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (Español )

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Index del Consejo de Administración (Español)
      Description/subject: De aqui se puede encontrar todas las reuniones recentes del Consejo de Administración. Para hacer un exploracion de todo el site, andar a www.ilo.org
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Individual Documents

      Title: CA marzo 2011 (310a reunion): Decisión sobre ...: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: 24 March 2011
      Description/subject: Conclusiones relativas a Myanmar: "El Consejo de Administración tomó nota del informe del Funcionario de Enlace, de las declaraciones formuladas por el Representante Permanente del Gobierno de la Unión de Myanmar y de la discusión ulterior. Habida cuenta de estos debates, formuló las conclusiones siguientes:..."
      Language: Español, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (dec.GB.310/5)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2011


      Title: CA marzo 2011 (310a reunion): Decisión sobre ...: Queja relativa al incumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87)
      Date of publication: 24 March 2011
      Description/subject: El Consejo de Administración, habiendo examinado la información proporcionada por el Gobierno de Myanmar en respuesta a la queja presentada en el mes de junio de 2010 y habiendo considerado todas las opiniones expresadas, decidió: a) solicitar al Gobierno de Myanmar que transmita sin demora a la Oficina el anteproyecto de ley sobre las organizaciones laborales que se está elaborando, para que sea posible celebrar consultas exhaustivas y constructivas; b) diferir hasta su 312.ª reunión (noviembre de 2011) la adopción de una decisión sobre la designación de una comisión de encuesta.
      Language: Español, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (dec.GB.310/6)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2011


      Title: CA marzo 2011 (310a reunion): 359.º informe del Comité de Libertad Sindical - extractos sobre el Myanmar
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: "109. El Comité toma nota de la información comunicada por el Gobierno. En lo que se refiere a sus recomendaciones de carácter legislativo, el Comité recuerda que desde hace varios años subraya la necesidad de elaborar una legislación que garantice el ejercicio de la libertad sindical, así como de velar por que no se aplique la legislación vigente que impide ejercer ese derecho. Asimismo, recuerda que el constante incumplimiento del deber de adoptar medidas con el fin de subsanar las deficiencias legislativas constituye una grave y persistente violación de las obligaciones que para el Gobierno se derivan de su ratificación voluntaria del Convenio núm. 87. A la luz de estos principios, el Comité toma nota con agrado de la información proporcionada por el Gobierno según la cual el Parlamento adoptará las medidas necesarias en relación con la derogación de las órdenes núms. 2/88 y 6/88, la Ley sobre las Asociaciones Ilícitas y la declaración núm. 1/2006...113. El Comité toma nota de la información presentada por el Gobierno y, en particular, de la reiteración de su intención de elaborar nuevas leyes en consonancia con el Convenio núm. 87. No obstante, el Comité lamenta profundamente una vez más que en la comunicación del Gobierno se repita en lo esencial la información previamente facilitada y que no se presente ninguna información o evidencia específica de que el Gobierno haya tomado medidas concretas respecto de las graves cuestiones abordadas en este caso. Por consiguiente, el Comité deplora que el Gobierno no haya puesto en práctica sus recomendaciones y se ve en la obligación de remitirse al examen que hizo anteriormente de este caso y a urgir firmemente al Gobierno a que, con carácter urgente, aplique plenamente las recomendaciones previas del Comité. En particular, el Comité pide al Gobierno que presente información específica y detallada acerca de la situación de Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win y Myo Min. El Comité pide al Gobierno que tome todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar la inmediata puesta en libertad de estas personas, así como su acceso a asistencia jurídica y médica mientras estén detenidos. Por último, el Comité pide al Gobierno que tome sin demora medidas reales y concretas para garantizar el pleno respeto del derecho a la libertad sindical de jure y de facto."
      Language: Español, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (dec.GB.310/8) - extractos
      Format/size: pdf (145K)
      Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011


      Title: CA marzo 2011 (310a reunion): Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: "...El presente informe se presenta en cumplimiento de la obligación que se deriva de la resolución sobre el recurso generalizado al trabajo forzoso en Myanmar, adoptada por la Conferencia de Internacional del Trabajo en su 87.ª reunión (1999), de inscribir de oficio un punto relativo a esta cuestión en el orden del día del Consejo de Administración. En él se abordan las actividades y los progresos realizados desde la presentación del último informe. Además, se da cuenta de la Misión de Alto Nivel realizada del 22 a 25 de febrero de 2011 en la que, entre otras cosas, se extendió el período de prueba del mecanismo de presentación de quejas instaurado en virtud del Protocolo de Entendimiento Complementario por un período de 12 meses, hasta el 25 de febrero de 2012..."
      Language: Español, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.310/5)
      Format/size: pdf (171K)
      Date of entry/update: 13 March 2011


      Title: CA marzo 2011 (310a reunion): Queja relativa al incumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87),
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: Cuestiones abordadas: En el presente documento se reseña la respuesta del Gobierno a la queja presentada en virtud del artículo 26 de la Constitución y se da seguimiento a la solicitud formulada por el Consejo de Administración en noviembre de 2010 de someter esta cuestión nuevamente a su consideración en su reunión de marzo de 2011... Repercusiones en materia de políticas: Según la decisión que se adopte... Repercusiones financieras: Según la decisión que se adopte. El costo de una comisión de encuesta debería ser aprobado por la Comisión PFA... Decisión requerida: Párrafo 7. ["El Consejo de Administración tal vez estime oportuno considerar si, habida cuenta de la información de que dispone, desea iniciar el procedimiento previsto en el párrafo 4 del artículo 26 de la Constitución y, en consecuencia, proceder a constituir una comisión de encuesta encargada de examinar los alegatos a que se hace referencia en el párrafo 1 supra."]... Referencias a otros documentos del Consejo de Administración y a instrumentos de la OIT: Los miembros del Consejo de Administración tal vez consideren útiles para el examen del presente informe las referencias al documento GB.310/8, párrafos 106 a 112.
      Language: Español, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.310/6)
      Format/size: pdf (192K)
      Date of entry/update: 17 March 2011


      Title: CA noviembre 2010 (309a reunion): Queja relativa al incumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87)
      Date of publication: 18 November 2010
      Description/subject: Decisión sobre el séptimo punto del orden del día: Queja relativa al incumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87), presentada por varios delegados a la 99.ª reunión (2010) de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo en virtud del artículo 26 de la Constitución de la OIT... El Consejo de Administración decidió: a) que el Director General debería solicitar al Gobierno de Myanmar que le comunicara sus observaciones sobre la queja, de manera tal que le llegaran, a más tardar, el 31 de enero de 2011; b) que debería solicitarse al Gobierno de Myanmar que enviara un representante que pudiera participar en las deliberaciones sobre dicha cuestión que tendrían lugar en futuras reuniones del Consejo de Administración, de conformidad con lo dispuesto en el párrafo 5 del artículo 26 de la Constitución de la OIT; que, una vez formulada esta solicitud, el Director General debería informar al Gobierno de Myanmar que el Consejo de Administración tenía previsto proseguir el examen de este caso en su 310.ª reunión, que tendría lugar en Ginebra, en el mes de marzo de 2011; c) que la decisión respecto a la cuestión de saber si la queja debería ser remitida en su integridad a una comisión de encuesta, de conformidad con lo dispuesto en el párrafo 4 del artículo 26 de la Constitución de la OIT, sería aplazada hasta una etapa ulterior, en función de la información que se facilitara al Consejo de Administración en relación con dicha queja.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (dec-GB.309/7)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2010


      Title: CA noviembre 2010 (309a reunion): Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2010
      Description/subject: Cuestión abordada: El presente informe responde a la obligación derivada de la Resolución sobre el recurso generalizado al trabajo forzoso en Myanmar, adoptada en la 87.ª reunión (1999) de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo, en virtud de la cual debe inscribirse de oficio un punto acerca de este tema en el orden día de las reuniones del Consejo de Administración. También se abordan las actividades realizadas y los avances logrados desde el último informe... Repercusiones en materia de políticas: Ninguna.,, Repercusiones financieras: Ninguna... Acción requerida: Este documento se presenta para debate y orientación. El Consejo de Administración tal vez desee sacar sus propias conclusiones de este debate. Referencias a otros documentos del Consejo de Administración y a instrumentos de la OIT Los miembros del Consejo de Administración tal vez consideren útiles para el examen del presente informe las referencias al documento GB.307/6 («Conclusiones relativas a Myanmar») y a las Actas Provisionales núm. 16, Parte III de la 99.ª reunión (2010) de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.309/6)
      Format/size: pdf (149K)
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: CA noviembre 2010 (309a reunion): Queja relativa al incumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87)..
      Date of publication: November 2010
      Description/subject: Queja relativa al incumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87), presentada por varios delegados a la 99.ª reunión (2010) de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo en virtud del artículo 26 de la Constitución de la OIT...1. Por carta de fecha 17 de junio de 2010 dirigida al Director General de la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo, varios delegados trabajadores a la 99.ª reunión de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo (2010) presentaron una queja contra el Gobierno de Myanmar en virtud del artículo 26 de la Constitución de la OIT por graves y repetidas violaciones del Convenio sobre la libertad sindical y la protección del derecho de sindicación, 1948 (núm. 87).
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.309/7)
      Format/size: pdf (91K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2010


      Title: CA marzo 2010 (307a reunion) Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuesti�³n de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (n�ºm.
      Date of publication: March 2010
      Description/subject: "Las actividades llevadas a cabo desde que se presentó el último informe al Consejo de Administración 1 han tenido por objeto poner en práctica las conclusiones del debate mantenido en esa oportunidad (véase anexo I). Se han logrado avances en varios aspectos, como se informa a continuación. Entre el 17 y el 24 de enero de 2010, el Sr. Kari Tapiola, Director Ejecutivo del Sector de Normas y Principios y Derechos Fundamentales en el Trabajo realizó una misión a Myanmar acompañado por la Sra. Karen Curtis, Directora Adjunta del Departamento de Normas Internacionales del Trabajo, quien tiene a su cargo las cuestiones relativas a la libertad sindical, y por el Sr. Drazen Petrovic (Jurista Principal, Oficina del Consejero Jurídico). A continuación se presenta un resumen de los resultados de la misión, durante la cual se firmó una prórroga del período de prueba del Protocolo de Entendimiento Complementario, por un período adicional de 12 meses, a partir del 26 de febrero de 2010..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.307/6)
      Format/size: pdf (790K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 April 2010


      Title: CA noviembre 2009 (306a reunion): Conclusiones relativas a Myanmar
      Date of publication: 19 November 2009
      Description/subject: "...Conclusiones del Consejo de Administración El Consejo de Administración: a) tomó nota del informe presentado por el Funcionario de Enlace y escuchó con interés la declaración formulada por el Representante Permanente del Gobierno de la Unión de Myanmar; b) habida cuenta de la información disponible, y considerando las intervenciones realizadas durante el debate, llegó a las conclusiones siguientes: — el cumplimiento cabal del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29), la aplicación de las recomendaciones de la Comisión de Encuesta y la eliminación completa del trabajo forzoso en Myanmar no se han realizado todavía; todas las actividades deberán focalizarse en esta finalidad..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2009


      Title: CA noviembre 2009 (306a reunion) Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2009
      Description/subject: "El presente informe constituye una actualización de las actividades llevadas a cabo por el Funcionario de Enlace de la OIT en Yangón desde la 98.ª reunión (2009) de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo. Incluye información sobre la aplicación del Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario en relación con la tramitación de las quejas relativas a la utilización del trabajo forzoso; diversas actividades emprendidas por el Funcionario de Enlace, Sr. Stephen Marshall, y su asistente, Sra. Piyamal Pichaiwongse; un informe sobre los resultados finales del proyecto de respuesta a los estragos del ciclón Nargis, e información breve sobre la participación de la OIT en las actividades que desarrolla en Myanmar el equipo de las Naciones Unidas en el país..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (420K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2009


      Title: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2009
      Description/subject: "El presente informe constituye una actualización de las actividades llevadas a cabo por el Funcionario de Enlace desde la 303.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración de noviembre de 2008. Incluye información sobre la aplicación del Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario en relación con la tramitación de las quejas relativas a la utilización de trabajo forzoso; diversas actividades emprendidas por el Funcionario de Enlace, Sr. Stephen Marshall, y su asistente, Sra. Piyamal Pichaiwongse; un informe de la misión enviada desde la sede a Myanmar del 24 de febrero al 1.º de marzo de 2009 para examinar, entre otras cosas, la prórroga del período de prueba del Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario; un informe sobre la marcha de las actividades de la OIT en respuesta al ciclón Nargis; e información sobre la participación de la OIT en las actividades que desarrolla en Myanmar el equipo de las Naciones Unidas en el país....".....Introducción y resumen...Actualización del Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario...Prórroga del período de prueba del Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario...Actividades del proyecto...Participación de la OIT en actividades de las Naciones Unidas en el país.....Anexo I: Registro de casos...Anexo II: Acuerdo de prórroga del período de prueba establecido en el Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario...Anexo III: Comunicado de prensa del Ministro de Trabajo - Comunicado de Prensa núm. 1/2009.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Officina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.304/5/1 (& Corr.))
      Format/size: pdf (244K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


      Title: CA 2008 (303a reunion): Conclusiones relativas a Myanmar
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: El Consejo de Administración examinó los informes presentados por la Oficina así como la declaración realizada por el Embajador Wunna Maung Lwin, del Gobierno de la Unión de Myanmar. Teniendo en cuenta todo el debate, el Consejo de Administración concluye lo siguiente:
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Officina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.303/8)
      Format/size: pdf (81K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: CA noviembre 2008 (303a reuni�³n): Informe sobre la situaci�³n de las decisiones relativas a Myanma
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: "En la 302.�ª reuni�³n del Consejo de Administraci�³n, la Oficina se comprometi�³ a elaborar para su pr�³xima reuni�³n un informe sobre la situaci�³n de las decisiones adoptadas por la Organizaci�³n a fin de fomentar el cumplimiento de Myanmar con las recomendaciones de la Comisi�³n de encuesta de 1998. En el presente informe se hace una recapitulaci�³n sobre esas decisiones y su aplicaci�³n hasta la fecha. Sin embargo, no se contemplan las decisiones adoptadas bajo la forma de recomendaciones al Gobierno, cuya situaci�³n actual se abordar�¡ en el informe del Funcionario de Enlace; adem�¡s, la Oficina est�¡ en condiciones de proporcionar oportunamente, un resumen m�¡s exhaustivo de las decisiones en cuesti�³n. La Comisi�³n de Expertos examina peri�³dicamente la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (n�ºm. 29) y sus observaciones son analizadas por la Comisi�³n de Aplicaci�³n de Normas de la Conferencia..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.303/8/1)
      Format/size: pdf (145K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: CA noviembre 2008 (303a reunion) - Myanmar: Informe del Funcionario de Enlace
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: 1. El Funcionario de Enlace presentó un informe a la 301.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración (marzo de 2008) 1, así como a la sesión especial de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas durante la 97.ª reunión de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo (junio de 2008), de conformidad con la Resolución de la Conferencia de 2000 2. 2. Este informe abarca las actividades sobre el terreno llevadas a cabo desde el último informe. Se presenta una actualización acerca del funcionamiento del mecanismo de denuncias en el marco del Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario (SU). El período de prueba de este Protocolo de Entendimiento complementario se prorrogó otro año el 26 de febrero de 2008 y se presentó a la 301.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración 3. Este informe abarca también los logros relativos a los aspectos sobre el trabajo forzoso que guardan relación
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina International del Trabajo (GB.303/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf (202MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 289a reunión: Myanmar - Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio obre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: I. Discusiones celebradas sobre las medidas necesarias para dar efecto a las conclusiones de la reunión de noviembre de 2003 del Consejo de Administración...
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB289/8)
      Format/size: pdf (55K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 March 2004


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 289a reunión: Myanmar - Ultimos acontecimientos: I. Alegato relativo a personas sentenciadas a muerte por alta traición
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: OIT Consejo de Administración, 289a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio obre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) 289.a reunión Consejo de Administración Ginebra, marzo de 2004... Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)... Ultimos acontecimientos: I. Alegato relativo a personas sentenciadas a muerte por alta traición 1. El 11 de marzo de 2004, la Oficina recibió documentación en forma de una supuesta traducción de una sentencia de un tribunal de Myanmar contra nueve personas declaradas culpables de alta traición y sentenciadas a muerte el pasado mes de noviembre, en la que se hacía referencia a supuestas pruebas contra algunos de los condenados que aludían a contactos, comunicaciones o información sobre cuestiones relativas a la OIT
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina internacional del Trabajo (GB.289/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf (38K)
      Date of entry/update: 22 March 2004


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 289a reunión: Visita de evaluación a Yangón efectuada de conformidad con el acuerdo alcanzado en noviembre de 2003 por el Consejo de Administración
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio obre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)...I. Contexto de la visita
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.289/8/1)
      Format/size: pdf (49K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 288.a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio obre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29 - Nuevos acontecimientos
      Date of publication: November 2003
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (61K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 288.a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2003
      Description/subject: I. Discusión en la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas; II. Acción posterior de la Funcionaria de Enlace; III. Evaluación general de la situación actual por la Funcionaria de Enlace; Anexo: Conclusiones relativas a las alegaciones sobre trabajo forzoso en Myanmar en 2002 (remitidas a la Funcionaria de Enlace de la OIT por el Director General del Departamento de Trabajo de Myanmar...
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (68K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 286.a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: I. Actividades de la Funcionaria de Enlace; II. Actividades del Comité de Aplicación; III. Discusiones sobre un Plan de Acción; Anexo: Detalles de las alegaciones pendientes ante el Comité de Aplicación;
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Format/size: pdf (61K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 286.a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) - Nuevos acontecimientos
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: Anexo 1 Plan de Acción para la eliminación de las prácticas de trabajo forzoso en Myanmar; Anexo 2: Investigación de las alegaciones sobre trabajo forzoso en el año 2002.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (73K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 286.a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) - Nuevos acontecimientos (Addendum)
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (21K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administración, 286.a reunión: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) - Nuevos acontecimientos - Addéndum 2
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: Anexo 1: Comunicación de 13 de marzo de 2003 del Sr. K. Tapiola, Director Ejecutivo de la OIT, al Sr. U Tin Winn, Ministro de Trabajo de Myanmar.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (25K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administracin, 285.a reunin: Myanmar - trabajo forzoso. Resumen del debate por el Presidente
      Date of publication: 20 November 2002
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: html (29K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administracin 285: Myanmar - trabajo forzoso, GB285/4
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29). Myanmar: Acontecimientos que han tenido lugar desde junio de 2002 "En su 283. reunin (marzo de 2002), el Consejo de Administracin aprob el entendimiento alcanzado ese mismo mes entre el Gobierno de Myanmar y la Oficina Internacional del Trabajo respecto del nombramiento de un Funcionario de Enlace de la OIT en Myanmar, a reserva de una serie de observaciones y aclaraciones hechas durante el debate de esa cuestin y quedando entendido que esa primera medida debe dar lugar ms adelante a una representacin plena y efectiva de la OIT..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (116K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administracin, 285.a reunin: Myanmar - trabajo forzoso, GB285-4 (Ad 2)
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29) Addndum 2 "Desde que se finalizara el documento GB.285/4 (Add.), la Funcionaria de Enlace ha celebrado una serie de reuniones que presentan inters para el Consejo de Administracin..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (38K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: OIT Consejo de Administracin, 285.a reunin: Myanmar - trabajo forzoso, GB285-4 (Ad)
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: "Tras su llegada a Yangn el 8 de octubre, la Sra. Hng-Trang Perret-Nguyen ha podido establecer una serie de contactos y asistir a reuniones que sern de inters para el Consejo de Administracin..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (31K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Informe de la Misin de Cooperacin Tcnica de la OIT a Myanmar (19-25 de febrero de 2002)
      Date of publication: March 2002
      Description/subject: Consejo de administracin, 283a reunin, marzo de 2002: GB.283/5/2. Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29). Indice: I. Origen de la Misin p1; II. Examen en el plano poltico del enfoque general de las cuestiones relativas al mandato p2; III. Discusiones a nivel tcnico p4; IV. Reunin de conclusiones con el Ministerio de Trabajo (lunes, 25 de febrero, 17 h. 15) p10; V. Otras entrevistas/discusiones p12. Anexos: I. Comunicacin de fecha 23 de noviembre de 2001 enviada por el Director General al General en Jefe Than Shwe, Presidente del Consejo de Estado para la Paz y el Desarrollo p13; II. Comunicacin de fecha 24 de enero de 2002 enviada por el Teniente General Khin Nyunt, Secretario-1 del Consejo de Estado para la Paz y el Desarrollo, a Sir Ninian Stephen Presidente del Equipo de Alto Nivel p14; III. Comunicacin de fecha 31 de enero de 2002 enviada por Sir Ninian Stephen al Teniente General Khin Nyunt, Secretario-1 del Consejo de Estado para la Paz y el Desarrollo p17; IV. Elementos de un posible Protocolo de Entendimiento sobre una representacin de la OIT presentados por la Misin a las autoridades p18; V. Protocolo de Entendimiento para el nombramiento de un funcionario de enlace de la OIT en Myanmar propuesto por las autoridades p20; VI. Texto (revisado) de un protocolo de entendimiento sobre una representacin de la OIT propuesto por la Misin de Cooperacin Tcnica a las autoridades p21; VII. Propuesta revisada por las autoridades para el nombramiento de un funcionario de enlace de la OIT en Myanmar p22; VIII. Recordatorio de las cuestiones que se han de abordar con el Comit de Aplicacin p23; IX. Carta fechada el 25 de febrero de 2002 entregada al Ministro de Trabajo por la Misin de Cooperacin Tcnica en el momento de marcharse de Yangn p24; X. Lista de las reuniones celebradas p27; XI. Nota verbal de la OIT para la Misin Permanente de la Unin de Myanmar fechada el 26 de febrero de 2002 p30.
      Language: Espanol Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: PDF (151K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 282a reunin, noviembre de 2001.Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel - Conclusiones
      Date of publication: 15 November 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29): Examen del Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel. Conclusiones relativas a la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29): adoptadas tras el examen del informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional des Trabajo (GB.282/4/2)
      Format/size: PDF (17K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin: 282a reunin, noviembre de 2001: Examen del Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel - Punto qui require decision.
      Date of publication: 07 November 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29): Examen del Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel. Punto qui require decision.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Tabajo (GB.282/4/1)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 282a reunin, noviembre de 2001. Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel, Anexos I - XIII
      Date of publication: November 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29): Examen del Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (GB.282/4/Anexos)
      Format/size: PDF (671K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin: 282a reunin, noviembre de 2001: GB.282/4 - Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel
      Date of publication: November 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29): Examen del Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina International del Trabajo
      Format/size: PDF (178K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de administracin, 280a reunin, marzo de 2001: GB.280/6
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29).
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: PDF (266K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de administracin, 280a reunin, marzo de 2001: GB.280/6 (Add. 1)
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29).
      Language: Espanol
      Subscribe: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de administracin, 280a reunin, marzo de 2001: GB.280/6 (Add. 2)
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29).
      Language: Espanol
      Subscribe: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 279.a reunin, noviembre de 2000: GB.279/6/1
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Curso dado por el Gobierno de Myanmar a las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida para examinar la observancia del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 279.a reunin, noviembre de 2000: GB.279/6/1 (Add. 2)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Curso dado por el Gobierno de Myanmar a las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida para examinar la observancia del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 279.a reunin, noviembre de 2000: GB.279/6/1(Add.3)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Curso dado por el Gobierno de Myanmar a las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida para examinar la observancia del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 279.a reunin, noviembre de 2000: GB.279/6/2
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Curso dado por el Gobierno de Myanmar a las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida para examinar la observancia del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29). Curso que hay que dar a la resolucin adoptada por la 88.a reunin de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo (mayo-junio de 2000)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: (Addendum) Segundo informe del Director General a los miembros del Consejo de Administracin
      Date of publication: 23 March 2000
      Description/subject: sobre las medidas adoptadas por el Gobierno de Myanmar a raz de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida a fin de examinar el respeto del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29). 1. El Director General recibi el 22 de marzo de 2000 la comunicacin que se adjunta del Gobierno de Myanmar. 2. En dicha comunicacin se responde a los comentarios formulados en virtud del artculo 23 de la Constitucin por la Confederacin Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), que fueron transmitidos el 19 de octubre de 1999 al Gobierno para que formulara los comentarios que considerara oportunos. La Comisin de Expertos en Aplicacin de Convenios y Recomendaciones tom nota de la carta de la CIOSL en su reunin de noviembre-diciembre de 1999, en la observacin que formul en relacin con la aplicacin del Convenio nm. 29; dicha observacin se reprodujo en el segundo informe del Director General a los miembros del Consejo de Administracin. Ginebra, 23 de marzo de 2000.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 277.a reunin, marzo de 2000: GB.277/6
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Disposiciones, con inclusin de medidas previstas en el artculo 33 de la Constitucin de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo, para asegurar la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida a fin de examinar el respeto del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29).
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 277.a reunin, marzo de 2000: GB.277/6 (Add. 1)
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Disposiciones, con inclusin de medidas previstas en el artculo 33 de la Constitucin de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo, para asegurar la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida a fin de examinar el respeto del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29).
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 277.a reunin, marzo de 2000: GB.277/6 (Add. 2)
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Disposiciones, con inclusin de medidas previstas en el artculo 33 de la Constitucin de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo, para asegurar la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida a fin de examinar el respeto del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29). Addendum 2.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina INternacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Segundo informe del Director General a los miembros del Consejo de Administracin
      Date of publication: 25 February 2000
      Description/subject: sobre las medidas adoptadas por el Gobierno de Myanmar a raz de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida para examinar su observancia del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29). I. Reforma de la legislacin; II. Medidas para poner fin a la exigencia de trabajo forzoso u obligatorio e informacin disponible sobre la prctica existente: A. Medidas para poner fin a la exigencia de trabajo forzoso u obligatorio en la prctica; B. Informacin disponible sobre la prctica existente;1) Comunicaciones del Gobierno; 2) Conclusiones de la CEACR; Informacin recibida en respuesta a mi solicitud de diciembre de 1999; Observaciones generales; Formas de trabajo y de servicios requeridos; a) Cargadores, trabajo en el campamento militar y otros trabajos de apoyo a los militares; b) Trabajo en proyectos agrcolas y en otros proyectos de produccin; c) Construccin y mantenimiento de carreteras, ferrocarriles; puentes y otras obras de infraestructura;III. Castigo a quienes imponen el trabajo forzoso; Observaciones finales. Anexo I. Comisin de Expertos en Aplicacin de Convenios y Recomendaciones, 70. reunin, 25 de noviembre a 10 de diciembre de 1999. Anexo II. Carta del Gobierno de Myanmar de fecha 21 de enero de 2000.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: PDF (185K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 276.a reunin, noviembre de 1999: GB.276/6
      Date of publication: November 1999
      Description/subject: Disposiciones, con inclusin de medidas previstas en el artculo 33 de la Constitucin de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo, para asegurar la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida a fin de examinar el respeto del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Informe del Director General a los miembros del Consejo de Administracin
      Date of publication: 21 May 1999
      Description/subject: sobre las medidas adoptadas por el Gobierno de Myanmar a raz de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida para examinar la queja relativa a su observancia del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 274.a reunin, marzo de 1999: GB.274/5
      Date of publication: March 1999
      Description/subject: Curso que ha de darse a las conclusiones y recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta establecida para examinar la queja relativa al cumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29), presentada por varios delegados a la 83. reunin de la Conferencia (1996), en virtud del artculo 26 de la Constitucin de la OIT
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Consejo de Administracin, 273.a reunin, noviembre de 1998: GB.273/5
      Date of publication: November 1998
      Description/subject: Informe de la Comisin de Encuesta establecida para examinar la queja relativa al cumplimiento por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29), presentada por varios delegados a la 83. reunin de la Conferencia (1996) en virtud del artculo 26 de la Constitucin de la OIT
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Birmania)
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: "Informe de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida en virtud del artculo 26 de la Constitucin de la Organizacin Internacional del Trabajo para examinar la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)" El documento principal sobre el trabajo forzoso en Birmania.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    • Governing Body of the International Labour Office (English)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: ILO Governing Body index page (English)
      Description/subject: If anything goes wrong with the individual URLs, most of which take you directly to a pdf document, you can come to this page to find different sessions of the Governing Body where you can scroll around and chase links. Or you feel like climbing, you can go to www.ilo.org and start from the top of the tree. This page also has links to the French and Spanish.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Individual Documents

      Title: GB March 2013 (317th session): Decision on the fourth item on the agenda: Matters arising out of the work of the International Labour Conference. Follow-up to the resolution concerning the measures on the subject of Myanmar ...
      Date of publication: 28 March 2013
      Description/subject: Decision on the fourth item on the agenda: Matters arising out of the work of the International Labour Conference‎... Follow-up to the resolution concerning the measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted under article 33 of the ILO Constitution by the Conference at its 101st Session (2012)...In light of the 2012 resolution of the Conference and taking note of the situation reported by the Liaison Officer, the Governing Body:
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (39K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 April 2013


      Title: GB March 2013 (317th session): Follow-up to the resolution concerning the measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted under article 33 of the ILO Constitution by the Conference at its 101st Session (2012)
      Date of publication: 13 March 2013
      Description/subject: Matters arising out of the work of the International Labour Conference...Purpose of the document: The Governing Body is invited to place an item on the agenda of the 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference for review of the remaining measures adopted under article 33 of the Constitution concerning forced labour in Myanmar, and recommendations on arrangements for the Conference’s consideration of all relevant issues concerning Myanmar (see draft decision in paragraph 9)..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.317/INS/4/2)
      Format/size: pdf (525K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 April 2013


      Title: GB November 2012 (316th session): Decision on the seventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      Date of publication: 15 November 2012
      Description/subject: Decision on the seventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2012


      Title: GB November 2012 (316th session): Complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      Date of publication: 24 October 2012
      Description/subject: Complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution.... The Governing Body is invited to decide whether it wishes to institute the procedure provided for in article 26 of the Constitution and proceed to the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry to consider the allegations set out in the complaint or whether it wishes to take any other action (see the draft decision in paragraph 6).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.316/INS/7)
      Format/size: pdf (141K), html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/gb/GBSessions/GB316/ins/WCMS_191876/lang--en/index.htm
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2012


      Title: GB March 2012 (313th Session): Decision on the sixth item on the agenda: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: 30 March 2012
      Description/subject: Governing Body conclusions...: (11) Decides to place on the agenda of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference (June 2012) an additional item enabling a review of measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry. (12) Finally it requests the Officers of the Governing Body to undertake a mission to Myanmar and to report to the Conference on all relevant issues with a view to assisting its consideration of that review..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html,
      Date of entry/update: 31 May 2012


      Title: GB March 2012 (313th Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Addendum [2]
      Date of publication: 26 March 2012
      Description/subject: Letter dated 23 March 2012 to the ILO Office in Rangoon presenting and enclosing an unofficial English translation of the Law Amending the Ward or Village Tract Administration Law. The letter states that the Burmese original is enclosed, but it is not included in GB.313/INS/6(Add.2)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.313/INS/6(Add.2))
      Format/size: pdf (186K)
      Date of entry/update: 31 May 2012


      Title: GB March 2012 (313th Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Addendum
      Date of publication: 20 March 2012
      Description/subject: 1. As stated in paragraph 2 of document GB.313/INS/6, the Supplementary Understanding was extended for an additional one-year trial period until 25 February 2013. The text of this Agreement for Extension is reproduced in Appendix I..... 2. In paragraph 27 of document GB.313/INS/6, the Office announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of a comprehensive, joint and benchmarked strategy for the elimination of all forms of forced labour in Myanmar by 2015. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both the ILO and the Government of Myanmar on 16 March 2012. Its text is reproduced in Appendix II.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.313/INS/6 (Add.)
      Format/size: pdf (485K - OBL version; 715K-original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_175839...
      http://www.ilo.org/gb/GBSessions/GB313/ins/WCMS_175710/lang--en/index.htm
      Date of entry/update: 20 March 2012


      Title: GB March 2012 (313th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: 15 March 2012
      Description/subject: Purpose of the document: "This document informs the Governing Body about activities undertaken by the Office since the 312th Session (November 2011), includes a report of the Liaison Officer pursuant to paragraph 6 of the Supplementary Understanding and provides factual background information on the current situation. It also addresses the question of possible review of the measures adopted by the International Labour Conference."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.313/INS/6)
      Format/size: pdf (245K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2012


      Title: GB March 2012 (313th session): Complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)...
      Date of publication: 02 March 2012
      Description/subject: Complaint concerning non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution....Purpose of the document: "In the present document, the Governing Body is invited to decide whether it wishes to institute the procedure under article 26 of the Constitution and, consequently, to appoint a Commission of Inquiry or to take any other action on the complaint of non-observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) (see the draft decision in paragraph 8)."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.313/INS/7)
      Format/size: pdf (252K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2012


      Title: GB November 2011 (312th session): Draft conclusions concerning Myanmar [Convention 29]
      Date of publication: 16 November 2011
      Description/subject: "The Governing Body took note of the report of the Liaison Officer, the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the subsequent discussion. In the light of the debate, it adopted the following conclusions:.."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.312/INS/6)
      Format/size: pdf (23K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2012


      Title: GB November 2011 (312th session): Addendum to GB.312/INS/7 (Text of an English translation of Myanmar's new Labour Organizations Law)
      Date of publication: 11 November 2011
      Description/subject: This translation from the Burmese contains a number of errors (see, for example, para 48) which will no doubt be corrected in the future.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.312/INS/7 (Add.)
      Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2012


      Title: GB November 2011 (312th session) Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (June 2010)
      Date of publication: November 2011
      Description/subject: Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (June 2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution...Summary: "This document provides information on the developments in the review of the application of Convention No. 87 in Myanmar by the ILO supervisory bodies and the follow-up given to the Governing Body’s decision on this matter when it last reviewed the article 26 complaint at its 310th Session in March 2011."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.312/INS/7)
      Format/size: pdf (154K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2012


      Title: GB November 2011 (312th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2011
      Description/subject: Summary: "This report fulfils the obligation stemming from the 1999 International Labour Conference resolution that there be a standing item on the Governing Body agenda on this subject. The paper addresses activities undertaken and developments since the last report (March 2011)"
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.312/INS/6)
      Format/size: pdf (227K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2012


      Title: GB March 2011 (310th session): Decision on the fifth item on the agenda: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: 24 March 2011
      Description/subject: Conclusions concerning Myanmar: "The Governing Body took note of the report of the Liaison Officer, the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the subsequent discussion. In the light of the debate, it adopted the following conclusions:..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (dec-GB.310/5)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2011


      Title: GB March 2011 (310th session): Decision on the sixth item on the agenda: Complaint concerning the observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      Date of publication: 24 March 2011
      Description/subject: The Governing Body, having examined the information provided by the Government of Myanmar in response to the complaint presented in June 2010, and having considered all of the views expressed, decided: (a) to request the Government of Myanmar to transmit to the Office, without delay, the draft law on Labour Organizations currently under preparation so as to allow a full and meaningful consultation; and (b) to defer a decision on the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry to its 312th Session (November 2011).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (dec-GB.310/6)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2011


      Title: GB 2011 (310th session): 359th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association -- extracts on Myanmar
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: "...109. The Committee takes note of the information provided by the Government. As regards its recommendations of a legislative nature, the Committee recalls that for a number of years it has emphasized the need to both elaborate legislation guaranteeing freedom of association and ensure that existing legislation which impedes freedom of association would not be applied. It also recalls that the persistent failure to take any measures to remedy the legislative situation constitutes a serious and ongoing breach by the Government of its obligations flowing from its voluntary ratification of Convention No. 87. In light of these principles, the Committee welcomes the information provided by the Government that the Parliament will take the necessary measures regarding the repealing of Orders Nos 2/88, 6/88, the Unlawful Association Act and Declaration No. 1/2006...113. The Committee takes note of the information provided by the Government and in particular, once again, the information concerning its intention to draft new legislation in conformity with Convention No. 87. The Committee, however, once again deeply regrets that the Government‟s communications essentially repeat those previously submitted, while failing to provide any new concrete information or present any evidence that it has taken concrete measures in respect of the serious matters presented in this case. It therefore deplores that the Government has failed to implement its recommendations and finds itself obliged to refer to its previous examination of this case and to firmly urge the Government to fully implement as a matter of urgency its previous recommendations. The Committee requests the Government, in particular, to provide specific and detailed information on the situation of Thurein Aung, Wai Lin, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Win and Myo Min. It requests the Government to take all the necessary measures to ensure their immediate release, as well as their access to legal and medical assistance while detained. Finally, the Committee urges the Government to immediately undertake real and concrete steps to ensure full respect for freedom of association in law and in practice..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (310/8) extracts
      Format/size: pdf (153K)
      Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011


      Title: GB March 2011 (310th session): Complaint concerning the observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: Complaint concerning the observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (June 2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the Constitution of the ILO.....Issue covered: This document sets out the Government’s reply to the article 26 complaint and follows up on the request from the Governing Body in November 2010 to put this matter again before it at its March 2011 session... Policy implications: Depending on the decision taken... Financial implications: Depending on the decision taken. The cost of a Commission of Inquiry would need to be approved by the PFAC... Decision required: Paragraph 7 [para 7: "The Governing Body may wish to consider whether, in the light of the information available, it wishes to institute the procedure provided for in article 26, paragraph 4, of the Constitution and consequently to proceed to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to consider the allegations referred to in paragraph 1 above.]... References to other Governing Body documents: Governing Body members may find reference to document GB.310/8, paragraphs 106–112, useful in their consideration of this paper.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.310/6)
      Format/size: pdf (294K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs11/GB310-6(en).pdf
      Date of entry/update: 17 March 2011


      Title: GB March 2011 (310th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2011
      Description/subject: "...This report fulfils the obligation stemming from the resolution on the widespread use of forced labour in Myanmar adopted by the 87th Session (1999) of the International Labour Conference that there be a standing Governing Body agenda item on this subject. The paper addresses the activities undertaken and progress made since the last report. It reports on the high-level mission undertaken on 22–25 February 2011 during which, amongst other matters, the trial period of the Supplementary Understanding complaints mechanism was extended for a further 12 months until 25 February 2012..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.310/5)
      Format/size: pdf (387K)
      Date of entry/update: 13 March 2011


      Title: GB November 2010 (309th session): Decision on the seventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
      Date of publication: 18 November 2010
      Description/subject: Decision on the seventh item on the agenda: Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution...The Governing Body decided: (a) that the Government of Myanmar be requested by the Director-General to communicate its observations on the complaint so as to reach him not later than 31 January 2011; (b) that the Government of Myanmar be invited to send a representative to take part in the proceedings of the Governing Body concerning this matter at its future sessions, in accordance with article 26, paragraph 5, of the Constitution. When so inviting the Government of Myanmar, the Director-General should inform it that the Governing Body intends to continue its discussion of this case at its 310th Session, which is to take place in Geneva in March 2011; (c) that the decision on whether the complaint should be referred as a whole to a Commission of Inquiry in accordance with article 26, paragraph 4, of the Constitution be postponed to a later stage, in the light of the information provided to the Governing Body in connection with the complaint.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (dec-GB.309/7)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2010


      Title: GB November 2010 (309th session): Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)...
      Date of publication: November 2010
      Description/subject: Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), made by delegates to the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution...."1. By a letter dated 17 June 2010 addressed to the Director-General of the International Labour Office, a number of Workers’ delegates at the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference presented a complaint under article 26 of the ILO Constitution against the Government of Myanmar for persistent and grave violations of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB 309/7)
      Format/size: pdf (1.35MB)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2010


      Title: GB November 2010 (309th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2010
      Description/subject: Issue covered: "This report fulfils the obligation stemming from the resolution on the widespread use of forced labour in Myanmar adopted by the 87th Session (1999) of the International Labour Conference that there be a standing Governing Body Agenda item on this subject. The paper addresses activities undertaken and progress made since the last report... Policy implications: See above... Financial implications: None... Action required: Submitted for debate and guidance. The Governing Body may care to draw its own conclusions from that debate. References to other Governing Body documents and ILO instruments: Governing Body members may find reference to document GB.307/6, “Conclusions concerning Myanmar”, and to Provisional Record No. 16, Part III of the 99th Session (2010) of the International Labour Conference, useful in their consideration of this report.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (230K)
      Date of entry/update: 09 November 2010


      Title: GB March 2010 (307th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2010
      Description/subject: "Activity since the last report to the Governing Body 1 has been targeted at operationalizing the conclusions of that debate (see Appendix I). Progress has been made in a number of areas as reported below. A mission was undertaken from 17 to 24 January 2010 by Mr Kari Tapiola, Executive Director, accompanied by Ms Karen Curtis, Deputy Director of the International Labour Standards Department with special responsibility for freedom of association, and Mr Drazen Petrovic, Principal Legal Officer in the Office of the Legal Adviser. A summary of the outcomes of the mission is reported below. During the mission an extension of the trial period of the Supplementary Understanding was signed, covering a further 12 months from 26 February 2010..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.307/6)
      Format/size: pdf (828K)
      Date of entry/update: 27 April 2010


      Title: GB November 2009 (306th session): Conclusions concerning Myanmar
      Date of publication: 19 November 2009
      Description/subject: "The Governing Body: (a) took note of the report of the Liaison Officer and listened with interest to the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Government of the Union of Myanmar; (b) in the light of the information available, and considering the interventions made during the debate, it concluded as follows: " full compliance with the Forced Labour Convention, No. 29 (1930), implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and the complete elimination of the use of forced labour in Myanmar have not yet been achieved; all activity must be targeted to this end..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (87K), html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/global/What_we_do/Officialmeetings/gb/lang--en/WCMS_117839/index.htm
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2009


      Title: GB November 2009 (306th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2009
      Description/subject: "This report updates the activities of the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon since the 98th Session (2009) of the International Labour Conference. It covers information on the operation of the Supplementary Understanding regarding complaints on the use of forced labour; various other activities undertaken by the Liaison Officer, Mr Stephen Marshall, and his assistant Ms Piyamal Pichaiwongse; a report on the final outcomes of the postcyclone Nargis project response; and brief information on ILO participation in the UN country team activities in Myanmar..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (288K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 November 2009


      Title: GB March 2008 (304th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2009
      Description/subject: "This report updates the activities of the Liaison Officer since the 303rd Session of the Governing Body in November 2008. It covers information on the operation of the Supplementary Understanding regarding the treatment of complaints on the use of forced labour; various other activities undertaken by the Liaison Officer, Mr Stephen Marshall, and his assistant, Ms Piyamal Pichaiwongse; a report of the mission from headquarters to Myanmar from 24 February to 1 March 2009 concerning, inter alia, the extension of the trial period of the Supplementary Understanding; a progress report on the ILO activities as a response to cyclone Nargis; and information on ILO participation in the UN Country Team activities in Myanmar...".....Introduction and summary...Update on the Supplementary Understanding...Extension of the trial period of the Supplementary Understanding...Project activities...ILO participation in UN activities in the country...Appendix I: Register of cases...Appendix II: Agreement on extending the trial period of the Supplementary Understanding...Appendix III: Press release by the Labour Minister.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.304/5/1(Rev.))
      Format/size: pdf (615K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009


      Title: GB March 2009 (304th session): Conclusions concerning Myanmar
      Date of publication: March 2009
      Description/subject: The Governing Body took note of the report of the Liaison Officer and listened with interest to the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Government of the Union of Myanmar. In light of the information available, and considering the interventions made during the debate, the Governing Body concludes as follows:
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (14K)
      Date of entry/update: 19 April 2009


      Title: GB November 2008 (303rd session): Conclusions concerning Myanmar
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: The Governing Body discussed the reports submitted by the Office and considered the statement made by Ambassador Wunna Maung Lwin of the Government of the Union of Myanmar. Taking all of the discussion into account, the Governing Body concludes as follows:
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.303/8)
      Format/size: pdf (82K)
      Date of entry/update: 28 November 2008


      Title: GB November 2008 (303rd session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) -- Status report on decisions regarding Myanmar
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: "1. At the 302nd Session of the Governing Body, the Office undertook to prepare for its next session a status report on the decisions taken by the Organization to promote the compliance of Myanmar with the recommendations of the 1998 Commission of Inquiry. The present report recapitulates those decisions and their implementation to date. It does not, however, cover the decisions which have been addressed in the form of recommendations to the Government. The current status of these decisions will be addressed in the report of the Liaison Officer; furthermore, the Office is prepared to provide, in due course, a more comprehensive overview of the decisions in question. The Committee of Experts regularly reviews the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), and its observations are discussed by the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards... The 1999 resolution...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.303/8/1)
      Format/size: pdf (142K)
      Date of entry/update: 27 November 2008


      Title: GB November 2008 (303rd session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) --Report of the Liaison Officer
      Date of publication: November 2008
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Report of the Liaison Officer... Introduction: "1. The Liaison Officer reported to the 301st Session (March 2008) of the Governing Body 1 as well as to the special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards during the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference (June 2008), in accordance with the Conference resolution of 2000. 2 2. This report covers activities on the ground since the last report. It provides an update on the functioning of the complaints mechanism under the Supplementary Understanding. The trial period of this Supplementary Understanding was extended on 26 February 2008 for another year and submitted to the Governing Body at its 301st Session. 3 This report will also cover progress on the forced labour aspects of the post-cyclone Nargis response..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.303/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf (607K)
      Date of entry/update: 27 November 2008


      Title: GB March 2008 (301st session): Conclusions concerning Myanmar
      Date of publication: 27 March 2008
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.301/6)
      Format/size: pdf (114K)
      Date of entry/update: 26 March 2008


      Title: GB March 2008 (301st session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) -- For Information
      Date of publication: 03 March 2008
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.301/6/1)
      Format/size: pdf (114K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_091025...
      Date of entry/update: 18 March 2008


      Title: GB March 2008 (301st session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) -- For Debate and Guidance
      Date of publication: March 2008
      Description/subject: The documents contains the texts of the recent agreements with the GOM, Summary review of caseload and a register of cases... Concluding remarks: "As noted in the beginning of this report, the conclusions of the Governing Body mandated the Office to undertake a full review of the operation of the Supplementary Understanding and make recommendations for its future and the ILO’s ongoing role in Myanmar. On the basis of what has been covered in this report, the following remarks would seem warranted. 28. The Office trusts that the Governing Body appreciates the circumstances in which the extension of the trial period of the Supplementary Understanding appeared to be the most viable solution. It is too early to make a definitive pronouncement on the mechanism, given the various questions which have been underlined by the developments recorded by the Liaison Officer and the discussions that the ILO mission held in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon from 25 to 28 February 2008. Concrete measures are expected on the follow-up of specific cases, on translations and distribution of information material, educational activities and the ways to reach better the population in the country. 29. Forced labour in Myanmar continues to be a serious problem. While a mechanism such as the one introduced by the Supplementary Understanding will not be able on its own to have a major impact on the problem, it demonstrates how, given political will and the necessary legal and administrative safeguards, it can make a difference. 30. In this respect, whatever the shortcomings as regards the content and process for the adoption of a new Constitution, it has the potential of providing the authorities with an opportunity to bring legal clarity to the prohibition of forced labour. Although the Government has not yet made a high-level public statement of the kind that the Governing Body has called for in November 2007, following up a possible future constitutional commitment vigorously, genuinely and transparently would be a significant and concrete expression of the commitment of the authorities to abandoning the still prevalent use of forced labour throughout the country."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.301/6/2)
      Format/size: pdf (702K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 March 2008


      Title: GB November 2007 (300th session): Conclusions concerning Myanmar
      Date of publication: 14 November 2007
      Description/subject: "...The Governing Body considered all of the information before it including the comments and information provided by the Permanent Representative of Myanmar. It noted the progress reported in the operation of the Supplementary Understanding (SU) up to the time of public demonstrations and their suppression at the end of September 2007, including the educational activity that had been jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Labour and the ILO. 2. The Governing Body, however, expressed its serious concern at the Government's crackdown in response to the recent peaceful protests. In this respect, it noted with deep regret the imprisonment of persons exercising their fundamental right to freedom of association and the freedom of expression it entails, and called on the Government to comply fully with its responsibilities in accordance with Convention No. 87, which it has ratified. The long prison sentences given on 7 September 2007 to six activists should be reviewed and the persons concerned released. The Governing Body also noted with concern the detention of persons associated with the facilitation of forced labour complaints under the SU. This clearly contradicted the sense of the SU and the Governing Body called on the Government to immediately release those persons, in particular Daw Su Su Nway and U Min Aung..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (13.7K)
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2007


      Title: GB November 2007: Statement by His Excellency U Wunna Maung Lwin , Ambassador / Permanent Representative of the Union of Myanmar at the 300th Session of the ILO Governing Body
      Date of publication: 14 November 2007
      Description/subject: "... In conclusion, I would like to state that Myanmar has shown its political will and flexibility and cooperation which, I believe, are the best solution to resolve the forced labour issues in Myanmar. I would, therefore, like to reiterate that Myanmar has been cooperating and continue to do so in a constructive spirit with the ILO in the future with a view to eradicating the practice of forced labour in the country."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2007


      Title: GB November 2007 (300th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2007
      Description/subject: "...This report will be submitted in two parts. This initial part reports on progress since the 298th Session of the Governing Body in respect of the application of the Supplementary Understanding signed between the ILO and the Government of Myanmar on 26 February 2007, establishing a mechanism to enable victims of forced labour to seek redress, and covers the period through to the end of September 2007. The second part will report on the situation after September as regards both the application of the Supplementary Understanding and the activities of the Liaison Officer..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (133K)
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2007


      Title: GB November 2007 (300th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Addendum
      Date of publication: November 2007
      Description/subject: "...Document GB.300/8 has reported on the application of the Supplementary Understanding (SU) signed between the ILO and the Government of Myanmar on 26 February 2007 up to the end of September 2007. As this addendum reports on the period from 1 October 2007, it also covers the period following the civil unrest. In particular, it attempts to assess the impact of recent events on the application of the SU..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (132K)
      Date of entry/update: 21 November 2007


      Title: GB March 2007 (298th session): Conclusions on item GB.298/5 (Myanmar)
      Date of publication: 27 March 2007
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... "The Governing Body considered all the information before it, including the comments and information provided by the Permanent Representative of Myanmar. It welcomed the signing of the Supplementary Understanding between the ILO and the Government of Myanmar establishing a mechanism to enable victims of forced labour to seek redress. It also welcomed as part of a progressive building of confidence the fact that the implementation of the mechanism had begun, and that action had been taken by the authorities in those cases that involved forced labour..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.298/5)
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 29 March 2007


      Title: GB March 2007 (298th session): Myanmar -- Addendum: The functioning of the complaint mechanism established under the "Supplementary Understanding"
      Date of publication: 26 March 2007
      Description/subject: "...As reported in GB.298/5/1, a Supplementary Understanding was signed between the ILO and the Government of Myanmar on 26 February 2007. The mechanism that it established to deal with complaints of forced labour came into force immediately. This document will provide a brief update to the Governing Body on the initial functioning of the mechanism (it being recalled, however, that the complaints themselves are dealt with on a confidential basis)..."
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.298/5/1(Add.2))
      Date of entry/update: 27 March 2007


      Title: Statement by His Excellency U Nyunt Maung Shein, Ambassador / Permanent Representative and Leader of the Myanmar Delegation at the 298th Session of the ILO Governing Body
      Date of publication: 23 March 2007
      Description/subject: "...There is a continuing trend of constructive engagement in Myanmar's relations with the ILO since the 95th Session of the International Labour Conference of June 2006. All three pending cases involving Su Su Nway, Aye Myint and the Aung Lan case have been resolved as requested by the International Labour Conference. A moratorium of six months which was announced by Myanmar in June 2006 on a trial basis for not taking action against false complaints of forced labour was extended in December last year, pending the establishment of a mechanism to address cases of forced labour. An ILO Mission led by the Senior Advisor to the Director-General, Mr. Francis Maupain visited Yangon in October 2006 to commence negotiations with the Myanmar side on an Understanding which would establish the mechanism to deal with complaints of forced labour..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 01 April 2007


      Title: GB March 2007 (298th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2007
      Description/subject: For debate and guidance..."I. Background 1. Following discussion of the item at its 297th Session (November 2006), the Governing Body adopted the following conclusions: The Governing Body considered all the information before it, including the comments of the Permanent Representative of Myanmar, in the framework of the conclusions adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2006. In this regard, regret was expressed by the Workers' group and some Governments that not all options contemplated by the Conference had been followed up. It was recalled in this context that the Conference conclusions, inter alia, provided that "in the light of the developments or lack thereof, the Governing Body would have full delegated authority to decide on the most appropriate course of action, including as appropriate on the basis of the ... proposals for the enhanced application of the measures ..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.298/5/1)
      Format/size: pdf (265K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 March 2007


      Title: GB March 2007 (298th session): Myanmar -- Addendum, Other activities following the 2006 Conference decision
      Date of publication: March 2007
      Description/subject: A short document listing a number of activities related to Burma/Myanmar carried out by the Liaison Officer and the ILO Office in the past few months.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.298/5/1(Add.))
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 17 March 2007


      Title: GB March 2007 (298th session): Myanmar: Preparations for the Governing Body to request an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice
      Date of publication: March 2007
      Description/subject: "...The present document traces its origins to conclusions reached earlier by the International Labour Conference and the Governing Body. At its 95th Session (June 2006), the International Labour Conference adopted the report of the Selection Committee, which had concluded that “the ILO has the possibility to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice which would … require the formulation of a specific legal question relating to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)”. 1 At its November 2006 session, the Governing Body examined elements that could be brought before the Court for this purpose...In light of the signature on 26 February 2007 of a Supplementary Understanding between the International Labour Office and the Government of Myanmar (see GB.298/5/1), there would seem to be no reason to submit a request for an advisory opinion on this question at the moment. Thus the Governing Body may wish to keep suspended a referral of this question to the International Court of Justice..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.298/5/2)
      Format/size: pdf (37.8K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 March 2007


      Title: GB November 2006 (297th session): Conclusions on item GB.297/8: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: 15 November 2006
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (16.2K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 November 2006


      Title: GB November 2006 (297th session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2006
      Description/subject: I. Background; II. Developments following the International Labour Conference; III. Mission to Yangon; Appendix I:Appendix II: Conclusions of the Special Sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards of the ILC, June 2006 Conclusions of the Selection Committee on the additional agenda item concerning Myanmar, as adopted by the 95th Session of the International Labour Conference, June 2006; Appendix III: Text of a “draft supplementary Understanding” submitted to the Myanmar authorities on 29 September.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.297/8/1)
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 16 November 2006


      Title: GB November 2006 (297th session): Myanmar - Legal aspects arising out of the 95th Session of the International Labour Conference
      Date of publication: November 2006
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.297/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf (73K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 November 2006


      Title: GB March 2006 (295th Session): Statement by His Excellency U Nyunt Maung Shein, Ambassador/Permanent Representative and Leader of the Myanmar Delegation at the 295th Session of the ILO Governing Body Geneva,
      Date of publication: 30 March 2006
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission Geneva website
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 June 2006


      Title: GB March 2006 (295th Session: Conclusions on document GB.295/7:
      Date of publication: 30 March 2006
      Description/subject: Conclusions on document GB.295/7: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... "The Governing Body has considered all the information before it, including the comments of the Permanent Representative of Myanmar. The overwhelming reaction was one of profound concern at the continued lack of any meaningful progress in the situation..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (12K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 June 2006


      Title: GB March 2006 (295th Session) : Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: March 2006
      Description/subject: Background, Activities of the Liaison Officer; Discussions in Geneva and visit to Yangon.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.295/7)
      Format/size: pdf (56K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2006


      Title: GB November 2005 (294th Session): Conclusions concerning Myanmar
      Date of publication: 17 November 2005
      Description/subject: (Conclusions of the Governing Body debate on Myanmar of 17 November) "...There was a general feeling of grave concern about the degradation of the situation which these developments – including the most recent condemnation of Aye Myint, the situation of Su Su Nway, and other individual cases raised during the discussion – reflected. It was also one of firm rejection of what appeared as attempts to influence the ILO’s position through various forms of pressures and intimidation, including that of withdrawal, in contradiction with the commitment that the Authorities have consistently pledged to the eradication of forced labour in cooperation with the Organization..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 17 November 2005


      Title: GB November 2005 (295th session): Statement by His Excellency U Nyunt Maung Shein, Ambassador/Permanent Representative and Leader of the Myanmar Delegation at the 294the Session of the ILO Governing Body Geneva, 17 November 2005.
      Date of publication: 17 November 2005
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission Geneva website
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 June 2006


      Title: GB November 2005 (294th Session) Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2005
      Description/subject: "...Developments as regards the follow-up to the 2000 resolution are set out in document GB.294/6/1 (which will be available in the week before the Governing Body’s discussion in order that it can reflect the maximum number of replies). The present document gives an overview of the various other developments that have taken place..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 28 October 2005


      Title: GB November 2005 (294th Session) Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (Additional Information)
      Date of publication: November 2005
      Description/subject: GB November 2005 (294th Session) Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). The additional information includes the text a letter from the Labour Minister about Myanmar's possible withdrawal from the ILO.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.294/6/2(Add.))
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 17 November 2005


      Title: GB November 2005 (294th Session): Further action taken pursuant to the resolution adopted in 2000 by the International Labour Conference
      Date of publication: November 2005
      Description/subject: Replies from ILO constituents and international organisations to the ILO D-G's letters of June and July 2005 (attached to the report) asking what action they had taken regarding Myanmar following the discussion and conclusions at the International Labour Conference of June 2005, which reaffirmed and reactivated the measures requested by the ILC of June 2000.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.294/6/1)
      Format/size: pdf (88K)
      Date of entry/update: 12 November 2005


      Title: GB November 2005 (294th Session): Further action taken pursuant to the resolution adopted in 2000 by the International Labour Conference (Addendum)
      Date of publication: November 2005
      Description/subject: "Since the finalization of GB.294/6/1, the following additional replies to the Director- General’s letters have been received..." (from Australia, Canada, Finland, Netherlands, Poland, Sudan, Confederation of Italian Trade Unions (CISL), Azerbaijan Trade Unions Confederation)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.294/6/1(Add.))
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 17 November 2005


      Title: Burma/Myanmar at the ILO Governing Body, 24 March, 2005
      Date of publication: 24 March 2005
      Description/subject: The ILO Governing Body today reactivated the “measures” contained in the International Labour Conference (ILC) resolution of June 2000. In fact, as the Conclusions of today’s meeting state, the measures have never ceased to be in force. The “reactivation” consisted in affirming that no adequate moves have been taken by the Burmese military regime (the “Government” of Myanmar) to reduce forced labour in Burma/Myanmar, and that there is therefore no reason not to apply the “review of relations” requested in the 2000 resolution. The ILO press release (Document 1, below) helps to clarify the Conclusions, Document 2, and the ILC 2000 resolution (Document 3) sets out the “measures”. Document 4 consists of links to the ILO reports submitted to the March 2005 session of the Governing Body, its Conclusions, and the ILO section of the Online Burma/Myanmar Library.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library/ILO
      Format/size: html (37K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 March 2005


      Title: GB March 2004 (292nd session): Statement by His Excellency Ambassador U Nyunt Maung Shein, Leader of the Myanmar Observer Delegation at the 292nd Session of the ILO Governing Body
      Date of publication: 24 March 2005
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission Geneva website
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 18 June 2006


      Title: GB March 2005 (292nd session) Myanmar debate - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 24 March 2005
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (18K), html (16K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/GB292-Conclusions.htm
      Date of entry/update: 24 March 2005


      Title: GB March 2005 (292nd session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Report of the Liaison Officer a.i.
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Description/subject: Background; Activities of the Liaison Officer a.i.; Developments in the high treason case; Developments in the forced labour situation; Details of cases; Responses received from the authorities; List of cases on which interventions have been made (2004-05).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.292/7/2)
      Format/size: pdf (71K)
      Date of entry/update: 02 March 2005


      Title: GB March 2005 (292nd session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Report of the Liaison Officer a.i. (Addendum)
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Description/subject: Report of the Liaison Officer a.i. Addendum... "1. Since the finalization of document GB.292/7/2, a number of additional developments have taken place which may be of interest to the Governing Body...." GB.292/7/2(Add.) 292nd Session
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.292/7/2(Add.))
      Format/size: pdf (33K)
      Date of entry/update: 24 March 2005


      Title: GB March 2005 (292nd session): Myanmar - Further action taken pursuant to the resolution of the International Labour Conference regarding forced labour in Myanmar
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Very brief update on what governments, trade unions et al have done following the ILC 2000 resolution, which proposed "measures".
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.292/7/1)
      Format/size: pdf (32K)
      Date of entry/update: 26 February 2005


      Title: GB March 2005 (292nd session): Myanmar - Report of the very High-Level Team
      Date of publication: March 2005
      Description/subject: SEVENTH ITEM ON THE AGENDA. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Report of the very High-Level Team...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.292/7/3)
      Format/size: pdf (75K)
      Date of entry/update: 01 March 2005


      Title: GB November 2004 (291st session) Myanmar debate - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 18 November 2004
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (10K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2004


      Title: GB November 2004 (291st Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Addendum
      Date of publication: November 2004
      Description/subject: Since the finalization of document GB.291/5/1 additional which may be of interest to the Governing Body...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.291/5/1(Add.))
      Format/size: pdf (25K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 November 2004


      Title: GB November 2004 (291st Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Report of the Director-General
      Date of publication: November 2004
      Description/subject: I. Background to the present report; II. Brief history of developments; III. Overview of the current situation; IV. Options available to the Governing Body. A very useful summary of the ILO/Myanmar process since 1997.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (61K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 November 2004


      Title: GB November 2004 (291st Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Report of the Liaison Officer a.i.
      Date of publication: November 2004
      Description/subject: The report describes the interaction of the Liaison Officer ad interim (LOAI) with the authorities, including the Convention 29 Implementation Committee. Regarding the 38 cases referred tothe Committee by the LOAI, "In all these cases,the allegation that forced labour was involved was rejected. In the six cases where individuals complained directly to the court, three cases were rejected on the grounds that there was no prima facie evidence of forced labour, and in three cases the trials are still ongoing. More disturbingly, in two of the cases that were rejected, the complainants were prosecuted for defamation and imprisoned for six months each...". It examines developments in the high treason case and of the forced labour situation, of which it states: "...On the basis of all the information available to him, the Liaison Officer a.i.’s general evaluation of the forced labour situation continues to be, as presented previously to the Governing Body, 8 that although there have been some improvements since the Commission of Inquiry, the practice remains widespread throughout the country, and is particularly serious in border areas where there is a large presence of the army...".
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (124K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 November 2004


      Title: GB March 2004 (289th session) Myanmar debate - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 25 March 2004
      Description/subject: 289th Session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office (March 2004) Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No.29)... Conclusions.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (10K)
      Date of entry/update: 27 March 2004


      Title: GB March 2004 (289th session): Myanmar - Allegation relating to persons sentenced to death for high treason
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: 289th Session... Governing Body Geneva, March 2004... Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Latest developments: Allegation relating to persons sentenced to death for high treason. "1. On 11 March 2004, the Office received documentation in the form of an alleged translation of a Myanmar court judgment against nine persons found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death last November, which referred to alleged evidence of contacts, communications or information on ILO matters entertained by some of the convicted persons. 1 On 12 March the Office wrote to the Myanmar Minister for Labour concerning this matter (see Appendix 1). 2. Following subsequent contacts between the Office and the Myanmar authorities in Geneva and Yangon, the Liaison Officer a.i. had a meeting on 17 March with the Minister for Labour..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.289/8/2)
      Format/size: pdf (35K)
      Date of entry/update: 22 March 2004


      Title: GB March 2004 (289th session): Myanmar - Discussions on the steps needed to give effect to the conclusions of the November 2003 session of the Governing Body.
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... I. Discussions on the steps needed to give effect to the conclusions of the November 2003 session of the Governing Body.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.289/8)
      Format/size: pdf (51K)
      Date of entry/update: 01 March 2004


      Title: GB March 2004 (289th session): Myanmar: Evaluation visit to Yangon under the November 2003 understanding reached by the Governing Body
      Date of publication: March 2004
      Description/subject: I. Framework of the visit...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.289/8/1)
      Format/size: pdf (51K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004


      Title: GB November 2003 (288th Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: November 2003
      Description/subject: Discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; Subsequent action by the Liaison Officer; General evaluation concerning current realities; Appendix: Response by the Myanmar Department of Labour regarding a number of allegations.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.288/5)
      Format/size: pdf (63K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 November 2003


      Title: GB November 2003 (288th Session): Developments concerning the question of the observance bythe Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Further Developments
      Date of publication: November 2003
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB288 /5/1)
      Format/size: pdf (60K)
      Date of entry/update: 18 November 2003


      Title: GB March 2003 (286th Session) Further Developments [re activities of the Liaison Officer]
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: "Further Developments" plus 2 addenda to 286/6/1
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.286/6/1), GB.286/6/1(Add.), GB.286/6/1(Add.2)
      Format/size: pdf (63K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/gb/docs/gb286/pdf/gb-6-1-ad.pdf (GB.286/6/1(Add.)- Addendum to 286/6/1)
      http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/gb/docs/gb286/pdf/gb-6-1-ad2.pdf (GB.286/6/1(Add.2) - Addendum 2 to 286/6/1)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB March 2003 (286th Session): Activities of the Liaison Officer,
      Date of publication: March 2003
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Governing Body Geneva, March 2003 "1. In light of the guidance given by the Governing Body at its 285th Session (November 2002), the Liaison Officer continued her discussions with the Myanmar authorities on issues relating to her mandate, in particular on the content of a plan of action for the elimination of forced labour (see section III below). 1 2. The Liaison Officer also had contacts with a range of individuals and groups, both in Yangon and elsewhere in the country. 2 In addition, she made a number of field visits in order to gain a personal impression of the situation...."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.286/6)
      Format/size: pdf (56K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB November 2002 (285th Session): Chairperson's summary of the debate
      Date of publication: 20 November 2002
      Description/subject: "...I would sum up the views of the Governing Body as saying that we welcome the words of the Government of Myanmar but we await the concrete action that must follow..." 285th (November 2002) Session of the Governing Body: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Item 4 on the Agenda
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (10K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB November 2002: Activities of the Liaison Officer ,October to November 2002
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: ILO Governing Body, 285th Session. Governing Body. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Addendum. "...Following her arrival in Yangon on 8 October, Ms. Hng-Trang Perret-Nyuyen has been able to have a range of contacts and meetings that will be of interest to the Governing Body. Any developments following the finalization of this document will also be communicated to the Governing Body..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB285-4(Add)
      Format/size: pdf (30K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB November 2002: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: I. Developments since June 2002; II. Activities carried out by the interim Liaison Officer between June and October 2002; III. Appointment of the Liaison Officer; Appendices.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office - Governing Body document GB 285/4
      Format/size: pdf (109K) 16 pages
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB November 2002: Further activities of the ILO Liaison Officer, November 2002.
      Date of publication: November 2002
      Description/subject: ILO Governing Body, 285th Session, November 2002 Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Addendum 2. "Since the finalization of document GB.285/4(Add.), the Liaison Officer has had a number of meetings that will be of interest to the Governing Body..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office, GB285-4 (Add.2)
      Format/size: pdf (40K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB March 2002: Conclusions of the Chairman of the Governing Body (Myanmar)
      Date of publication: 21 March 2002
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.283)
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB March 2002: Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the International Labour Office concerning the appointment of an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar.
      Date of publication: 19 March 2002
      Description/subject: 283rd Session, Governing Body Geneva, March 2002. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) Further developments following the return of the ILO technical cooperation mission
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.283/5/3)
      Format/size: PDF
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: GB March 2002: Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (19-25 February 2002)
      Date of publication: March 2002
      Description/subject: ILO Governing Body, 283rd Session, March 2002: GB.283/5/2. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Contents: Origin of the mission, p 1. Discussion at the political level on the general approach to the issues relevant to the mandate, p 2. Discussions at the technical level p 4. Wrap-up meeting with the Minister for Labour (Monday, 25 February, 5.15 p.m.) p 9. Other contacts/discussions, p 11. Appendices: I. Communication dated 23 November 2001 from the Director-General to Senior General Than Shwe, p 13. II. Communication dated 24 January 2002 from Lieutenant-General Khin Nyunt to Sir Ninian Stephen, p 14. III. Communication dated 31 January 2002 from Sir Ninian Stephen to Lieutenant-General Khin Nyunt, p 17. IV. Elements for a possible Understanding on an ILO representation, provided to the authorities by the technical cooperation mission (TCM), p 18. V. Proposal by the authorities for an Understanding on the appointment of an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar, p 20. VI. Suggested text (revised) of an Understanding on an ILO representation, provided to the authorities by the technical cooperation mission (TCM), p 21. VII. Revised proposal by the authorities for the appointment of an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar, p 22. VIII. Reminders of questions to be raised with the Implementation Committee, p 23. IX. Letter dated 25 February 2002 handed over to the Minister for Labour by the technical cooperation mission on its departure from Yangon, p 24. X. List of meetings held, p 27. XI. Note verbale dated 26 February 2002 from the ILO to the Permanent Mission of the Union of Myanmar, p 30.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.283/5/2)
      Format/size: PDF (148K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 282nd Session, November 2001: Conclusions adopted after examination of the report of the High-Level Team
      Date of publication: 15 November 2001
      Description/subject: Conclusions concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29): Adopted after examination of the report of the High-Level Team.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.282/4/2)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 282nd Session, November 2001: examination of the report of the High-Level Team - point for decision
      Date of publication: 07 November 2001
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29): Examination of the report of the High-Level Team. Point for decision.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (GB.282/4/1)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 282nd Session, November 2001: GB.282/4
      Date of publication: November 2001
      Description/subject: Report of the High-Level Team (Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)). Contents: Establishment of the High-Level Team. Mandate of the HLT. Programme and method of assessment and its limitations. Findings: Findings as regards formal steps taken pursuant to the Orders; Background guidance provided by the Committee of Experts in its 2001 report as regards steps still required; Steps taken with regard to the issuance of additional instructions, including to the military; Dissemination of information to those concerned, including the general population; Action with regard to the enforcement of the Orders; Legislative and institutional background; The realities of enforcement; Findings as regards the impact on the realities of forced labour of the steps taken to implement the Orders. Identification of obstacles to the more effective eradication of forced labour; The "self-reliance" policy of the army; The uncertainty as regards substitute financial/practical arrangements; Institutional obstacles. The way forward: How to overcome the obstacles and ensure sustainable progress towards the elimination of forced labour in Myanmar: Economic modernization; Consistent political will; The engagement of the international community. Conclusions.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF (234K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 282nd Session, November 2001: GB.282/4/Appendices
      Date of publication: November 2001
      Description/subject: Appendices, Report of the High-Level Team (HLT). Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). I. Understanding on an ILO objective assessment; II. Biographical information of the members of the HLT; III. Communication dated 31 August 2001 from the HLT to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar; IV. Communication dated 7 September 2001 from the Permanent Mission of Myanmar to Sir Ninian Stephen; V. Individual observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (2001 report); VI. Detailed itinerary of the HLT; VII. Map of Myanmar; VIII. Myanmar terms, acronyms, and alternative spellings of places visited; IX. Summary of the meeting between the HLT and Senior General Than Shwe; X. List of documents submitted to the HLT; XI. (a) Communication dated 13 October 2001 from the HLT to Senior General Than Shwe. (b) Communication dated 26 October 2001 from Lieutenant-General Khin Nyunt to the HLT; XII. Structure of the Myanmar Court System; XIII. Relevant legislation and orders.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF (1014K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 280th Session, March 2001: GB.280/6 (Add.2)
      Date of publication: 27 March 2001
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Addendum 2 Measures taken by the Organizations constituents. Measures taken by member States 1. In a letter dated 14 March 2001, the Government of Mexico stated that bilateral trade and political dialogue with the Government of Myanmar were minimal and that there were no bilateral mechanisms, legal instruments or cooperation projects under way or in the process of being negotiated between Mexico and Myanmar. The Government had communicated the recommendations contained in the Conference resolution to the countrys most representative employers and workers organizations. Of these, the Confederation of Workers of Mexico had begun trade union action on this matter through its representative in the ILO Governing Body. Geneva, 27 March 2001. (full text of document)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Addendum 2
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 280th Session, March 2001: GB.280/6
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Responses from the ILO constituents (workers, governments and employers) and the rest of the international community to the measures adopted by the ILC in June 2000. Updates on forced labour from various sources, communcations between the ILO and the Government of Myanmar; Appendix 9 is the Observations of the CEACR (from November 2000).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF (214K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 280th Session, March 2001: GB.280/6 (Add.1)
      Date of publication: March 2001
      Description/subject: Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Additional communications received after GB.280/6 was finalized.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: ILO
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 279th Session, November 2000: GB.279/6/1 (Add.2)
      Date of publication: 15 November 2000
      Description/subject: Various instructions from the Govt. of Myanmar prohibiting forced labour. Effect given by the Government of Myanmar to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (Friday, 20 October-Thursday, 26 October 2000). Addendum. 1. The Office has received from the Government of Myanmar copies of a number of instructions mentioned in a communication dated 31 October 2000 from the Director-General of the Myanmar Department of Labour, excerpts of which are reproduced in Annex B of document GB.279/6/1(Add.1)(Rev.1). 2. These instructions are annexed...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 279th Session, November 2000: GB.279/6/1
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (Friday, 20 October-Thursday, 26 October 2000). Effect given by the Government of Myanmar to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (Friday, 20 October-Thursday, 26 October 2000). 1. Origin of the mission. 1. In talks with the Permanent Representative of Myanmar, Ambassador U Mya Than, shortly after the conclusion of the 88th Session of the International Labour Conference, the Director-General emphasized the need for urgent action on the part of the Myanmar authorities to give effect as quickly as possible to the resolution adopted by the Conference at its 88th Session. He recalled that the resolution in question had authorized the Office to respond positively to all requests by Myanmar for assistance in attaining that goal. On 14 July, the Director-General followed up this conversation with a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour of Myanmar (Annex 1). 2. In an interim reply dated 7 August (Annex 2), the Minister of Labour, while expressing regret that the Conference had not chosen the path of cooperation to resolve the issue, stated that consultations were in progress in Yangon with a view to the adoption of a considered position. 3. On 8 September, the Director-General met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, Mr. Win Aung, at the United Nations Millennium Summit. During the meeting, the Director-General again emphasized the increasing urgency of action on the part of the Myanmar authorities to give effect to the Conference resolution, given that the next session of the Governing Body was only two months away, and recalled that such action was needed in the three main areas indicated in the resolution, namely legislative, executive and administrative measures. In the absence of any concrete action in those areas, the measures adopted by the Conference would take effect. The Minister assured the Director-General..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF (233K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 279th Session, November 2000: GB.279/6/1(Add.1)(Rev.1)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: The chain of command in Myanmar; The document signed by Secretary-1; The communication of the Director-General of the Dept. of Labour. Effect given by the Government of Myanmar to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (Friday, 20 October-Thursday, 26 October 2000) Addendum. 1. In paragraph 40 of its report, the mission indicated that following the announcement made by Secretary-1, new elements in the form of a document issued by the SPDC itself would probably be made available. 2. The Director-General on Friday, 3 November received a letter from the Minister of Labour which communicated the text of an instruction signed by Lieutenant-General Khin Nyunt in his capacity as Secretary-1 of the SPDC. In addition, in a separate communication addressed to the head of the mission, the Director-General of the Department of Labour specifies the measures adopted to ensure that forced labour is no longer imposed in practice. These communications are attached (Annexes A and B). 3. The following observations may assist the Governing Body in its assessment of the import of these new elements: (i) The chain of command in Myanmar 4. The highest authority in Myanmar is the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), which includes all military regional commanders and the chiefs of staff of the army, navy and air force, but does not include government ministers. Thus, the SPDC is the highest military authority and the highest civilian authority in the country. 5. Myanmar is divided into 14 administrative areas (7 States and 7 Divisions), which are further subdivided into districts, townships, and then village tracts (in rural areas) and...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 279th Session, November 2000: GB.279/6/1(Add.3)
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: "Communication from the Government of Myanmar. Effect given by the Government of Myanmar to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (Friday, 20 October-Thursday, 26 October 2000). Addendum. The Office has received from the Government of Myanmar the attached communication..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 279th Session, November 2000: GB.279/6/2
      Date of publication: November 2000
      Description/subject: 279th Session Review of the scope of the resolution. Effect given by the Government of Myanmar to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Follow-up to the resolution adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 88th Session (May-June 2000). Review of the scope of the resolution 1. Under the terms of article 33 of the Constitution of the ILO, the International Labour Conference adopted a resolution approving the measures recommended by the Governing Body at its 277th Session (March 2000) to secure compliance with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance by Myanmar of its obligations in respect of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), and decided that those measures would take effect on 30 November 2000, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 2 of the resolution. The Conference considered that it could not abstain from the immediate application of the measures recommended by the Governing Body unless the Myanmar authorities promptly take concrete action to adopt the necessary framework for implementing the Commission of Inquirys recommendations, thereby ensuring that the situation [of workers affected by various forms of forced or compulsory labour] will be remedied more expeditiously and under more satisfactory conditions for all concerned. 1 2. The Conference entrusted the Governing Body with the task of examining the legislative, executive and administrative framework which must be sufficiently concrete and detailed to demonstrate that the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry have been fulfilled and such as to give effect to the intentions expressed by the Minister of Labour of Myanmar in his letter dated 27 May 2000, which followed the first technical cooperation mission sent by the Director-General to Yangon from 23 to 27 May 2000. In the light of the results of that examination, it will be for the Governing Body to decide. 1 Annex to document GB.279/6/1.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 277th Session, March 2000: GB.277/6(Add.2)
      Date of publication: 27 March 2000
      Description/subject: Measures, including action under article 33 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization, to secure compliance by the Government of Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Addendum No. 2 The Director-General has received the letter reproduced overleaf from the Director-General, Department of Labour, Myanmar, dated 27 March 2000. Geneva, 27 March 2000.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Addendum 2
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Director-General: Second report to the Governing Body (Addendum)
      Date of publication: 23 March 2000
      Description/subject: Letter to the Director-General of the International Labour Office from the Director-General of the Department of Labour of the Government of Myanmar, dated 20 March 2000
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 277th Session, March 2000: GB.277/6
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Measures, including action under Article 33 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization, to secure compliance by the Government of Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) A. Information available on measures taken by the Government of Myanmar following the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, and action taken in this regard within the ILO since the 276th Session (November 1999) of the Governing Body. B. Measures that may be recommended by the Governing Body to the International Labour Conference for their possible adoption under article 33 of the Constitution
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 277th Session, March 2000: GB.277/6(Add.1)
      Date of publication: March 2000
      Description/subject: Draft resolution addressed to the Conference. Measures, including action under Article 33 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization, to secure compliance by the Government of Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Director-General: Second Report to the Governing Body
      Date of publication: 25 February 2000
      Description/subject: Second report of the Director-General to the members of the Governing Body on measures taken by the Government of Myanmar following the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine its observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Contents: Introduction; I. Amendment of legislation; II. Measures to stop the exaction in practice of forced or compulsory labour and information available on actual practice; A. Measures to stop the exaction in practice of forced or compulsory labour. B. Information available on actual practice;(1) Communications from the Government; (2) Findings of the CEACR; (3) Information received upon my request of December 1999; General observations; Forms of labour and services requisitioned: (a) Portering, military camp work and other work in support of the military: (b) Work on agricultural and other production projects; (c) Construction and maintenance of roads, railways, bridges and other infrastructure work. III. Punishment of those imposing forced labour. Final observations: Appendix I. CEACR observation. Appendix II. Letter from the Government of Myanmar dated 21 January 2000.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: PDF (174 K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO map of Burma
      Date of publication: 2000
      Description/subject: States, Divisions, towns and villages referred to in the ILO reports, particularly the 1998 Commission of Inquiry report.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 276th Session, November 1999: GB.276/6
      Date of publication: November 1999
      Description/subject: Measures, including action under article 33 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization, to secure compliance by the Government of Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). I. Information available on measures taken by the Government of Myanmar following the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, and action taken in this regard within the ILO since March 1999. II. Measures that may be considered by the Governing Body
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Director-General's Report, May 1999
      Date of publication: 21 May 1999
      Description/subject: Report of the Director-General to the members of the Governing Body on Measures taken by the Government of Myanmar following the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine its observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 274th Session, March 1999: GB.274/5
      Date of publication: March 1999
      Description/subject: Measures taken by the Government of Myanmar to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the complaint concerning its observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 273rd Session, November 1998: GB.273/5
      Date of publication: November 1998
      Description/subject: Report of the Commission of Inquiry established to examine the complaint concerning the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), made by delegates to the 83rd Session (1996) of the Conference under article 26 of the Constitution of the ILO.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Forced Labour in Myanmar (Burma)
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: "Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)"...Full Text (about 400 pages) The central ILO report on forced labour in Burma. Appendix III contains 246 interviews, largely with people from non-Burman ethnic groups - Chin, Rohingya, Arakanese, Karen, Karenni, Shan, Pa-O, Mon. The interviews cover forced labour, but also many other violations of human rights such as killings (executions), rape, torture, looting, forced relocation (forced displacement) violence against women, violence against children, looting. ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS: forced resettlement, forced relocation, forced movement, forced displacement, forced migration, forced to move, displaced
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Main link (html by section); 2nd html link, complete text - for searching online (1800K); Word - for download (2010K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/myanmar-OBL.htm
      http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/myanmar-COI-OBL.doc
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting forced relocation and land confiscation.
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: Extracts on forced relocation and confiscation of land from the report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Though its main focus was forced labour, the Commission of Inquiry also reported other violations of human rights. This series of customised versions of the report takes a number of these themes. The present document highlights references to forced relocation and confiscation of land. ... ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS: forced resettlement, forced relocation, forced movement, forced displacement, forced migration, forced to move, displaced
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: ILO Commission of Inquiry (extracts)
      Format/size: html (222K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting violence against children
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: Extracts on children from the Report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: ILO Commission of Inquiry
      Format/size: html (536K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting violence against the Rohingyas
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: Extracts on the Rohingyas from the report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry into forced labour in Myanmar (Burma). ".... the situation in the northern part of Rakhine State appears to be more severe in all respects than that prevailing in most other parts of the country. Most of the witnesses questioned on this subject, who were members of the Rohingya ethnic group, and who had left the country very recently, claimed to have been subjected to systematic discrimination by the authorities..." (ILO Report, para 435). The 1998 ILO Inquiry into forced labour in Burma covers a wide range of human rights violations in addition to forced labour. The Commission of Inquiry, which is the most senior body to have examined human rights in Burma, reported that the Rohingyas suffer a higher level of discrimination than other groups in the country.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: ILO (customised by BPF)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: Report of the ILO Commission of Inquiry: customised version highlighting violence against women
      Date of publication: 02 July 1998
      Description/subject: Extracts from the report of the Commission of Inquiry appointed under article 26 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization to examine the observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: ILO Commission of Inquiry
      Format/size: html (383K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILO Governing Body, 267th Session, November 1996: GB.267/16/2
      Date of publication: November 1996
      Description/subject: Complaint concerning the non-observance by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), made by delegates to the 83rd (1996) Session of the Conference under article 26 of the Constitution of the ILO.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


  • International Labour Conference

    • Conference internationale du Travail (CIT) - Français

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: CIT: Observations individuelles de la Commission de l'application des normes de la Conference (Myanmar)
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


      Individual Documents

      Title: CIT 2011-100e session: Séance spéciale pour l’examen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930
      Date of publication: June 2011
      Description/subject: "...la commission a le regret de noter qu’il n’a pas été enregistré de progrès substantiels quant à l’application des recommandations formulées par la commission d’enquête en 1998, à savoir: 1) rendre les textes législatifs conformes à la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930; 2) assurer que, dans la pratique, il ne soit plus imposé de travail forcé par les autorités; et 3) appliquer strictement les sanctions pénales prévues en cas d’imposition de travail forcé. La commission a rappelé que les décisions prises par la Conférence en 2000 et en 2006 concernant l’application par le Myanmar de la convention no 29 – et tous les éléments que ces décisions prévoient – restent d’actualité 1. Elle a exprimé le ferme espoir que le gouvernement s’emploiera d’urgence à faire en sorte que toutes les mesures demandées soient mises en oeuvre à tous les niveaux de l’ensemble des autorités civiles et militaires. Elle a demandé instamment que le gouvernement donne suite intégralement aux recommandations de la commission d’enquête et aux commentaires et observations de la commission d’experts sans délai. En particulier, le gouvernement devrait:..."
      Language: Français, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (729K)
      Date of entry/update: 17 June 2011


      Title: CIT 2009 - 98e session: Seance speciale sur le travail force au Myanmar de la Commission de l'Application des Normes - Compte rendu provisoire
      Date of publication: June 2009
      Description/subject: Table des matières: A. Comptes rendus de la discussion de la Commission de l’application des normes..... Document D.5: B. Observation de la Commission d’experts pour l’application des conventions et recommandations sur l’exécution par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 ... C. Rapport du chargé de liaison à la séance spéciale de la Commission de l’application des normes sur l’application par le Myanmar de la convention no 29 ... D. Conclusions adoptées par la Commission de l’application des normes lors de sa séance spéciale pour l’examen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 (Conférence internationale du Travail, 97e session, juin 2008) ... E. Documents soumis au Conseil d’administration à sa 303e session ... F. Documents soumis au Conseil d’administration à sa 304e session..... Document D.6: G. Information reçue du gouvernement du Myanmar – Communication reçue par le Bureau le 1er juin 2009
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (450K - OBL version; 1.2MB - original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_108311...
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2009


      Title: CIT 2008 - 97e session: Séance spéciale sur le travail forcé au Myanmar de la Commission de l'Application des Normes - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 13 June 2008
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (extrait du compte rendu provisoire no. 19, troisieme partie)
      Format/size: pdf (21K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2008


      Title: CIT 2008 - 97e session: Séance spéciale sur le travail forcé au Myanmar de la Commission de l'Application des Normes - Compte rendu provisoire
      Date of publication: 13 June 2008
      Description/subject: Table des matières: A. Comptes rendus de la discussion de la Commission de l�application des normes... Document D.5: B. Rapport du Chargé de liaison à la séance spéciale de la Commission de l�application des normes sur l�application par le Myanmar de la convention no 29... Document D.6: C. Séance spéciale pour l�examen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l�exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930; 1. Observation de la Commission d�experts pour l�application des conventions et recommandations sur l�exécution par le Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930; 2. Conclusions de la Commission de l�application des normes lors de sa séance spéciale pour l�examen des faits nouveaux concernant l�exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930 (Conférence internationale du Travail, 96e session, juin 2007); 3. Documents soumis au Conseil d�administration à sa 300e session (novembre 2007); 4. Documents soumis au Conseil d�administration à sa 301e session (mars 2008).
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2008


      Title: CIT 2006 (95ème session): Deuxième rapport de la Commission de proposition (action du BIT sur le Myanmar)
      Date of publication: 15 June 2006
      Description/subject: Question supplémentaire à l’ordre du jour: Examiner quelles nouvelles mesures l’OIT pourrait prendre en vertu de sa Constitution pour: i) assurer efficacement le respect par le Myanmar des recommandations de la commission d’enquête; et ii) veiller à ce que des poursuites ne soient pas engagées contre les plaignants ou leurs représentants.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail (PR3-2 & corr)
      Format/size: pdf (88K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 June 2006


      Title: CIT 2006 (95e session) Inscription d’une question supplémentaire à l’ordre du jour (Myanmar) -- Lettre du Directeur général
      Date of publication: May 2006
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2006


      Title: CIT 2006 (95e session) Inscription d’une question supplémentaire à l’ordre du jour (Myanmar) -- Rapport pour examiner quelles nouvelles mesures l’OIT pourrait prendre en vertu de sa Constitution ..
      Date of publication: May 2006
      Description/subject: Question supplémentaire à l’ordre du jour Examiner quelles nouvelles mesures l’OIT pourrait prendre en vertu de sa Constitution pour: i) assurer efficacement le respect par le Myanmar des recommandations de la commission d’enquête; et ii) veiller à ce que des poursuites ne soient pas engagées contre les plaignants ou leurs représentants
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (121K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2006


      Title: CIT 2005 - 93e session: Séance spéciale sur le travail forcé au Myanmar de la Commission de l'Application des Normes - Conclusions provisoires
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...De l'avis de la Commission, les développements récents n'ont, en outre, fait que confirmer les conclusions du Conseil d'administration à sa session de mars 2005, selon lesquelles l'attitude « d'expectative » qui prévalait parmi ses membres depuis 2001 avait perdu sa raison d'être et ne pouvait se poursuivre. De l'avis général de la commission, les gouvernements, les employeurs et les travailleurs, ainsi que d'autres organisations internationales, devraient dès maintenant activer et intensifier l'examen de leurs relations avec le Myanmar, tel qu'ils étaient appelés à le faire en vertu de la résolution de 2000 et à adopter de manière urgente les mesures appropriées, y compris en ce qui concerne l'investissement direct étranger sous toutes ses différentes formes et les relations avec les entreprises étatiques ou militaires au Myanmar. Conformément aux conclusions du Conseil d'administration de mars, les présentes conclusions devraient être communiquées à tous ceux à qui la résolution de 2000 était destinée. Les résultats de tels examens devraient dans leur intégralité faire l'objet d'un rapport au Directeur général afin que le Conseil d'administration puisse disposer d'un tableau complet de la situation. Pour ce qui est du Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC), l'on devrait lui demander de réactiver son examen de la question placée à son ordre du jour en 2001, et les membres de l'ECOSOC devraient être prêts à appuyer une telle démarche..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: OBL
      Format/size: html (12K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2005


      Title: CIT 2005 - 93e session: Séance spéciale sur le travail forcé au Myanmar de la Commission de l'Application des Normes - Intervention orale de l'Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...Le travail forcé est TOUJOURS cruel, inhumain ou dégradant et peut être considéré comme un acte de torture per se. En Birmanie/Myanmar, il est souvent accompagné d’autres formes de torture, notamment de déplacements forcés, de viol, ainsi que de privation de nourriture et de soins médicaux ou d’autres mauvais traitements entraînant la mort, par ailleurs la résistance au travail forcé entraîne un surcroît et une aggravation des mauvais traitements, des détentions et des exécutions extrajudiciaires. De plus, il implique souvent l’exploitation sexuelle, le travail des enfants, le déminage par des travailleurs forcés, l’extorsion et l’éviction forcée des civils, et finalement des conditions de travail extrêmement dures..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: l'Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT)
      Format/size: html (19K)
      Date of entry/update: 07 June 2005


      Title: CIT 2004 (92ieme session): Séance spéciale sur le travail forcé au Myanmar (Compte rendu provisoire)
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: Séance spéciale pour l’examen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930.... Conférence internationale du Travail Compte rendu provisoire Quatre-vingt-douzième session, Genève, 2004... A. Comptes rendus de la discussion de la Commission de l’application des normes; B. Observation de la commission d’experts pour l’application des conventions et recommandations sur l’exécution par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930... Documents D.5, D.5 (Add.) et D.5 (Add.2): C. Bref résumé des faits nouveaux survenus depuis juin 2003; Faits nouveaux intervenus depuis la 289e session du Conseil d’administration (mars 2004). Annexes: Lettre en date du 25 mai 2004 du chargé de liaison par intérim au ministre du Travail du Myanmar; Lettre du Directeur général au ministre du Travail du Myanmar en date du 2 juin 2004; Traduction de la lettre en date du 3 juin 2004 adressée par le Représentant permanent du Myanmar au Directeur général... Document D.6: E. Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930: 1. Document GB.288/5; 2. Document GB.288/5/1; 3. Document GB.289/8; 4. Documents GB.289/8/1 et GB.289/8/2.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (3.11MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


      Title: CIT 2003: Séance spéciale sur le travail forcé au Myanmar (Compte rendu provisoire)
      Date of publication: 19 June 2003
      Description/subject: Conférence internationale du Travail, Quatre-vingt-onzième session, Séance spéciale pour l’examen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930... A. Comptes rendus de la discussion de la Commission de l’application des normes; B. Observation de la commission d’experts pour l’application des conventions et recommandations sur l’exécution par le Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930; Document D.5; C. Bref résumé des faits nouveaux survenus depuis juin 2002; D. Faits nouveaux survenus depuis la 286e session (mars 2003) du Conseil d’administration; E. Appendice: Plan d’action conjoint du gouvernement de l’Union du Myanmar et de l’OIT pour l’élimination des pratiques de travail forcé au Myanmar; Annexes (4): Document D.6... F. Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930: 1. Document GB.285/4; 2. Documents GB.285/4(Add) et GB.285/(Add.2)... G. Extrait du document GB.285/PV: Procès-verbaux de la discussion à la 285e session (novembre 2002) du Conseil d’administration des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930; H. Faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930; 1. Document GB.286/6 (mars 2003); 2. Document GB.286/6/1(mars 2003); 3. Documents GB.286/6/1(Add.) et 286/6/1(Add.2); I. Extrait du document GB.286/PV: Procès-verbaux de la discussion à la 286e session (mars 2003) du Conseil d’administration des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l’exécution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (nº 29) sur le travail forcé, 1930.
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: pdf (484K)
      Date of entry/update: 24 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2003 - 91e session: Sance spciale sur le travail forc au Myanmar (Commission de l'Application des Normes - Conclusions)
      Date of publication: 07 June 2003
      Description/subject: CONFRENCE INTERNATIONALE DU TRAVAIL C. App./PV.1 07.06.03 Matin 91e session, Genve, juin 2003 Commission de l'application des normes Premire sance, 7 juin 2003, 10 h 10 Prsident: M. S. Paixao Pardo Sance spciale pour l'examen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de l'excution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (n 29) sur le travail forc, 1930 "...Les dbats de la commission ont lieu un moment o la communaut internationale est gravement proccupe par les vnements qui se produisent au Myanmar, savoir la mise au secret de la direction de la Ligue nationale pour la dmocratie et en particulier de sa secrtaire gnrale, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, et l'assassinat et la disparition allgus d'un nombre indtermin de personnes. A cet gard, de nombreux orateurs ont exprim leur inquitude au sujet de la situation personnelle de Daw Aung San Suu Kyi et ont demand qu'elle soit promptement remise en libert. Ces vnements et le climat d'incertitude et de crainte qui en rsulte mettent gravement en doute la volont et la capacit des autorits de raliser des progrs significatifs dans l'limination du travail forc. La commission prie le reprsentant du gouvernement de transmettre celui-ci sa profonde proccupation..."
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: html (16K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2002, 90e session: Commission de l'Application des Normes: Convention 29 - sance spciale concernant le Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2002
      Description/subject: Sance spciale pour lexamen des faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930. Confrence internationale du Travail. Quatre-vingt-dixime session, Genve, 2002. Compte rendu provisoire 28. (3me partie). TABLE DES MATIRES: A. Comptes rendus de la discussion de la Commission de lapplication des normes; B. Observation de la commission dexperts pour lapplication des conventions et recommandations sur lexcution par le Myanmar de la conventino (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930; C. Autres faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930; D. Rapport de la Mission de haut niveau (documents du Conseil dadministration GB.282/4 et GB.282/4/Appendices); E. Procs-verbaux de la discussion la 282e session du Conseil dadministration des faits nouveaux concernant la question de lexcution par le gouvernement du Myanmar de la convention (no 29) sur le travail forc, 1930 (document du Conseil dadministration GB.282/PV); F. Rapport de la mission de coopration technique du BIT au Myanmar (19-25 fvrier 2002) (document du Conseil dadministration GB.283/5/2); G. Autres faits nouveaux depuis le retour de la mission de coopration technique du BIT (document du Conseil dadministration GB.283/5/3(Rev.))
      Language: Francais, French
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Format/size: 2 fichiers pdf (476K, 672K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/french/standards/relm/ilc/ilc90/pdf/pr-28p3cont.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2001, 89e session: Discussion en pleniere
      Date of publication: 21 June 2001
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2001, 89e session: Commission de l'Application des Normes: Convention 29 - sance spciale concernant le Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2001
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88me session: Discussion en pleniere et resultat du vote
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88me session: Mesures recommandes par le Conseil dadministration..
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Compte rendu provisoire 4. Mesures recommandes par le Conseil dadministration au titre de larticle 33 de la Constitution Excution des recommandations contenues dans le rapport de la commission denqute intitul Travail forc au Myanmar (Birmanie)
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88me session: Rapport de la Commission de Proposition
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Rapport de la Commission de Proposition (ou c'est passe le debat clef sur la birmanie.
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88me session: Rapport de la mission de coopration technique du BIT au Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Compte rendu provisoire 8:
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 1999, 87me session: Rsolution concernant le recours gnralis au travail forc au Myanmar (Birmanie)
      Date of publication: June 1999
      Language: Francais
      Source/publisher: Bureau International du Travail
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    • Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo (Español)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: CIT: Observaciones individuales de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas de la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo (Myanmar)
      Language: Español, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


      Individual Documents

      Title: CIT 2011, 100.a reunion:- Comision de Aplicacion de Normas, Sesion especial sobre el trabajo forzoso en Myanmar - Actas Provisionales (Edit)
      Date of publication: June 2011
      Description/subject: "...la Comisión lamentó observar que no se han registrado progresos sustantivos en el cumplimiento de las recomendaciones formuladas por la Comisión de Encuesta en 1998, a saber: 1) poner de conformidad los textos legislativos pertinentes con el Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29); 2) garantizar que, en la práctica, las autoridades no impongan más trabajo forzoso u obligatorio, y 3) aplicar estrictamente las sanciones correspondientes por el hecho de exigir trabajo forzoso u obligatorio. La Comisión recordó que las decisiones relativas al cumplimiento por Myanmar de lo dispuesto en el Convenio núm. 29, adoptadas por la Conferencia en 2000 y 2006, y todos los elementos que contienen 1 no han perdido su pertinencia. Manifestó su firme esperanza de que el Gobierno actúe con urgencia para garantizar que las medidas solicitadas se llevan a cabo en todos los niveles y por todas las autoridades civiles y militares. La Comisión instó firmemente al Gobierno a que aplique plenamente y sin demora las recomendaciones formuladas por la Comisión de Encuesta y los comentarios y observaciones de la Comisión de Expertos. En particular, el Gobierno debería:..."
      Language: Español , Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (920K)
      Date of entry/update: 17 June 2011


      Title: CIT 2009, 98.a reunion:- Comision de Aplicacion de Normas, Sesion especial sobre el trabajo forzoso en Myanmar - Actas Provisionales
      Date of publication: June 2009
      Description/subject: Índice: A. Actas de la discusión de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas..... Documento D.5: B. Observación de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones relativa a la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) ... C. Informe del Funcionario de Enlace a la Sesión especial sobre Myanmar (Convenio núm. 29) de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas ... D. Conclusiones adoptadas por la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas en su Sesión especial para examinar acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) (Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo – 97.ª reunión – junio de 2008) ... E. Documentos sometidos a la 303.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración ...F. Documentos sometidos a la 304.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración.....Documento D.6: G. Información recibida del Gobierno de Myanmar – Comunicación recibida por la Oficina el 1.º de junio de 2009
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (1MB)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_108313...
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2009


      Title: CIT 2008, 97.a reunion:- Comisión de Aplicación de Normas: Sesión especial sobre el trabajo forzoso en Myanmar - Conclusiones
      Date of publication: 13 June 2008
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (21K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2008


      Title: CIT 2008, 97.a reunion:- Comision de Aplicación de Normas,Sesión especial sobre el trabajo forzoso en Myanmar - Actas Provisionales
      Date of publication: 13 June 2008
      Description/subject: Indice: A. Actas de la discusión de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas... Documento D.5: B. Informe del Funcionario de Enlace a la Sesión especial sobre Myanmar (C. 29) de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas... Documento D.6: C. Sesión especial para examinar acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29): 1. Observación de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones relativa a la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29); 2. Conclusiones adoptadas por la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas en su sesión especial para examinar acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) (Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo, 96.ª reunión, junio de 2007); 3. Documentos sometidos a la 300.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración (noviembre de 2007); 4. Documentos sometidos a la 301.ª reunión del Consejo de Administración (marzo de 2008).
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (970K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2008


      Title: CIT 2006, 95.a reunion: Segundo informe de la Comisión de Proposiciones (accion del OIT sobre el Myanmar)
      Date of publication: 15 June 2006
      Description/subject: Nuevo punto del orden del día: Examen de nuevas medidas que la OIT podría adoptar de conformidad con su Constitución a fin de: i) asegurar de manera eficaz que Myanmar cumpla las recomendaciones de la Comisión de Encuesta; ii) velar por que no se tomen medidas contra quienes presenten quejas ni contra sus representantes
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo (PR3-2 & corr)
      Format/size: pdf (88K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 June 2006


      Title: CIT 2005, 93.a reunion: Comision de Aplicación de Normas, Convenio núm. 29, Sesión especial relativa a Myanmar - Declaracion oral de la Organizacion Mundial Contra La Tortura
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...El trabajo forzado es SIEMPRE cruel, inhumano y degradante y puede ser considerado como un acto de tortura per se. En Birmania/Myanmar es frecuentemente acompañado por otras formas de tortura, incluyendo el desplazamiento forzado, las violaciones sexuales, como también la privación de comida y tratamiento médico u otros malos tratos que pueden dar como resultado la muerte, y, en el caso de resistencia al trabajo forzado, con mayores malos tratos, detenciones y hasta ejecuciones extra-judiciales. Además, el trabajo forzado frecuentemente supone la explotación sexual, el trabajo de niños (la mano de obra infantil), los barredores humanos de minas, la extorsión y las evicciones forzadas de civiles, y en general, condiciones de trabajo extremadamente severas..."
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Organizacion Mundial Contra La Tortura (OMCT)
      Format/size: html (21K)
      Date of entry/update: 07 June 2005


      Title: CIT 2004: Sesión especial sobre el trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Actas Provisionales)
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: Sesión especial para examinar acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29)... A. Actas de la discusión de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas; B. Observación de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones relativa a la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm.29)... Documentos D.5, D.5 (Add.) y D.5 (Add.2): C. Breve resumen de acontecimientos ocurridos desde junio de 2003; D. Ultimos acontecimientos ocurridos desde la 289.ª reunión (marzo de 2004)... Anexos: Carta con fecha 25 de mayo de 2004 enviada por el Funcionario de Enlace provisional al Ministro del Trabajo de Myanmar; Carta de fecha 2 de junio de 2004 del Director General al Ministro del Trabajo de Myanmar; Traducción de la carta de fecha 3 de junio de 2004 enviada por el Representante Permanente de Myanmar al Director General... Documento D.6: E. Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29); 1. Documento GB.288/5; 2. Documento GB.288/5/1; 3. Documento GB.289/8; 4. Documentos GB.289/8/1 y GB.289/8/2.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (1.41MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


      Title: CIT 2003: Sesión especial sobre el trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Actas Provisionales)
      Date of publication: 19 June 2003
      Description/subject: Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo Actas Provisionales 24 Nonagésima primera reunión, Ginebra, 2003 - TERCERA PARTE, Sesión especial para examinar acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29) INDICE - A. Actas de la discusión de la Comisión de Aplicación de Normas; B. Observación de la Comisión de Expertos en Aplicación de Convenios y Recomendaciones relativa a la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29); Documento D.5; C. Breve resumen de acontecimientos ocurridos desde junio de 2002; D. Acontecimientos ocurridos desde la 286.ª reunión (marzo de 2003); E. Apéndice: Plan de Acción Conjunto del Gobierno de la Unión de Myanmar y de la OIT para la eliminación de las prácticas de trabajo forzoso en Myanmar; Anexos: (4 Documento D.6; F. Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29): 1. Documento GB.285/4; 2. Documento GB.285/4 (Add.) y GB.285/4 (Add.2); G. Extractos del documento GB.285/PV: Actas de la discusión sobre los acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29), que tuvo lugar durante la 285.ª reunión (noviembre de 2002) del Consejo de Administración; H. Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29): 1. Documento GB.286/6 (marzo de 2003); 2. Documento GB.286/6/1 (marzo de 2003); 3. Documentos GB.286/6/1 (Add.) y GB.286/6/1 (Add.2); I. Extractos del documento GB.286/PV: Actas de la discusión sobre los acontecimientos; relacionados con la cuestión de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (núm. 29), que tuvo lugar durante la 286.ª reunión (marzo de 2003) del Consejo de Administración.
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: pdf (820K)
      Date of entry/update: 24 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2002, 90.a reunion: Comision de Aplicacin de Normas, Convenio nm. 29, Sesin especial relativa a Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2002
      Description/subject: Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo. Nonagsima reunin, Ginebra, 2002. Actas Provisionales 28/Parte 3/1. Sesin especial para examinar acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29)... INDICE: A. Actas de la discusin de la Comisin de Aplicacin de Normas; B. Observacin de la Comisin de Expertos en Aplicacin de Convenios y Recomendaciones relativa a la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29) Otros acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29); C. Otros acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29); D. Informe del Equipo de Alto Nivel (documentos del Consejo de Administracin GB.282/4 y GB.282/4/Anexos); E. Actas de la discusin en el Consejo de Administracin (en su 282.a reunin) sobre acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29) (documento del Consejo de Administracin GB.282/PV); F. Informe de la Misin de Cooperacin Tcnica de la OIT a Myanmar (19-25 de febrero de 2002) (documento del Consejo de Administracin GB.283/5/2); G. Nuevos acontecimientos producidos tras el regreso de la Misin de Cooperacin Tcnica de la OIT (documento del Consejo de Administracin GB.283/5/3).
      Language: Espanol, Spanish
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: 2 pdf (601K, 625K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/standards/relm/ilc/ilc90/pdf/pr-28p3cont.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2001, 89.a reunin: Comisin de Aplicacin de Normas - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2001
      Description/subject: Evaluacin de la situacin desde la 280. reunin del Consejo de Administracin: disposiciones adoptadas con vistas a una evaluacin objetiva de la situacin del trabajo forzoso a raz de las medidas tomadas por el Gobierno de Myanmar (Misin enviada a Yangn, 17-19 de mayo de 2001)
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: C. App./D.7
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/standards/relm/ilc/ilc89/pdf/capp-d7.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2001, 89.a reunion: Comision de Aplicacin de Normas, Convenio nm. 29, Sesin especial relativa a Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2001
      Description/subject: Sesin especial relativa a la observancia por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29), en aplicacin de la resolucin adoptada por la Conferencia. INDICE: A. Actas de la discusin de la Comisin de Aplicacin de Normas; B.Observacin de la Comisin de Expertos en Aplicacin de Convenios y Recomendaciones; C.Documentos GB.280/6, y (Add.1) y (Add.2) correspondientes al sexto punto del orden del da de la 280. a reunin del Consejo de Administracin (marzo de 2001): Acontecimientos relacionados con la cuestin de la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29; D. Actas Provisionales de la discusin sobre este punto del orden del da E.Evaluacin de la situacin desde la 280.a reunin del Consejo de Administracin (marzo de 2001): Disposiciones adoptadas con vistas a una evaluacin objetiva de la situacin del trabajo forzoso a raz de las medidas tomadas por el Gobierno de Myanmar.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: PDF (151K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2001, 89.a reunion: Discusin en plenaria
      Date of publication: June 2001
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88a reunion: Actas Provisionales Nm. 4: Medidas recomendadas por el Consejo de Administracin...
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Medidas recomendadas por el Consejo de Administracin en virtud del artculo 33 de la Constitucin - Cumplimiento de las recomendaciones contenidas en el informe de la Comisin de Encuesta titulado Trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Birmania). INDICE: I. Resea histrica; II. Medidas recomendadas; III. Informaciones pertinentes; A. Extractos del informe de la Comisin de Encuesta Trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Birmania); 1) Conclusiones sobre el fondo del caso; 2) Recomendaciones; B. Comunicacin del Gobierno de Myanmar de 23 de septiembre de 1998; C. Examen por el Consejo de Administracin de las disposiciones, con inclusin de medidas previstas en el artculo 33; de la Constitucin de la OIT, para asegurar la observancia por el Gobierno de Myanmar de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta instituida a fin de examinar la queja relativa al respeto por Myanmar del Convenio sobre el trabajo forzoso, 1930 (nm. 29); 1) Extractos del informe presentado al Consejo de Administracin; 2) Comunicacin del Gobierno de Myanmar, de 21 de enero de 2000; 3) Resumen de las deliberaciones de la 277. reunin (marzo de 2000) del Consejo de Administracin.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Format/size: (PDF version, 221K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/standards/relm/ilc/ilc88/pdf/pr-4.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88a reunion: Informe de la misin de cooperacin tcnica de la OIT en Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Actas Provisionales Nm. 8: INDICE: Origen y desarrollo de la misin; Discusiones tcnicas con el Gobierno; Discusiones tcnicas sobre la aplicacin de las recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta; A.Enmienda de la legislacin; B.Medidas para suspender la prctica de imponer trabajos forzosos u obligatorios; C.Sanciones a los que impongan trabajos forzosos; Asistencia para la aplicacin y el seguimiento; Entrevistas con los ministros competentes; Entrevista con el Ministro de Trabajo, Sr. Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe; Entrevista con el Ministro del Interior, Coronel Tin Hlaing; Entrevista con el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores Sr. Win Aung; Entrevistas y conversaciones con diversas personalidades, instituciones, embajadas y personas; Entrevista con la Liga Nacional para la Democracia (LND); Conversaciones con embajadores residentes en Yangon; Conversacin/discusin en Yangon con el grupo de representantes de las Naciones Unidas y sus organismos especializados en el pas; Reunin con el delegado del CICR en Yangon; Visita al venerable Myatha Sayadaw; Conclusiones de las discusiones tcnicas y visitas al Secretario-1 del SPDC, Teniente General Khin Nyunt; Conclusiones de la misin; Anexo 1. Recomendaciones de la Comisin de Encuesta; Anexo 2. Comunicacin del Gobierno de la Unin de Myanmar (Ministerio de Trabajo), de 27 de mayo de 2000 al Director General de la OIT; Anexo 3. Lista de reuniones celebradas;
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Interncional del Trabajo
      Format/size: (version PDF, 115K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/standards/relm/ilc/ilc88/pdf/pr-8.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88a reunion: Informes de la Comisin de Proposiciones, Discusin en plenaria
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88a reunion: Myanmar - Informe de la Comision de Proposiciones
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Actas Provisionales 6-4: Medidas recomendadas por el Consejo de Administracin en virtud del artculo 33 de la Constitucin Cumplimiento de las recomendaciones contenidas en el informe de la Comisin de Encuesta titulado Trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Birmania). Informe de la Comisin de Encuesta.
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88a reunion: Myanmar - Proyecto de resolucin, Resultado de la votacin
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 2000, 88a reunion: Myanmar - Resultado de la votacin
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: CIT 1999, 87a reunion: Resolucin sobre el recurso generalizado al trabajo forzoso en Myanmar (Birmania)
      Date of publication: June 1999
      Language: Espanol
      Source/publisher: Oficina Internacional del Trabajo
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    • International Labour Conference (English)

      Websites/Multiple Documents

      Title: Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the ILO - 14 June 2012 - Index page (links to video, photos and text)
      Date of publication: 14 June 2012
      Description/subject: Video and photos of Daw Suu's arrival and reception by ILO officers at Geneva Airport...Video of the highlights of her address to the Conference...Link to the text of her address...4 Video interviews on ILO's involvement with Myanmar...The ILO and Myanmar: Timeline of key developments from 1948...Links to documents of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st Session) - Myanmar page (ILC documents and links related to Aung San Suu Kyi's visit)
      Date of publication: May 2012
      Description/subject: Review of measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry. "In accordance with a decision taken by the Governing Body of the ILO at its 313th Session (March 2012) to include an item to this effect on the agenda of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference (May–June 2012). The Conference will decide on the manner in which it will deal with this additional agenda item".....Reports to the Conference: PR No. 2-1 Review of measures previously adopted by the International Labour Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry PR No. 2-1(Add.) - Additional agenda item - Further information: Policy of other international PR No. 2-2 Additional agenda item, Report of the Officers of the Governing Body At its 313th Session (March 2012), the Governing Body requested its Officers to undertake a mission (the “mission”) to Myanmar and to report to the International Labour Conference at its 101st Session (2012) on all relevant issues, with a view to assisting the Conference’s consideration of a review of the measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry that had been established to examine the observance by Myanmar of its obligation in respect of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)......Video of the highlights of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's address to the Conference plus photos and videos by other actors.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 30 May 2012


      Individual Documents

      Title: Statement (text) by Aung San Suu Kyi at the 101st International Labour Conference (video)
      Date of publication: 14 June 2012
      Description/subject: Check Against Delivery...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (74K-OBL version; html-original; video, Adobe Flash, 12 minutes, 39 seconds)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/statements-and-speeches/WCMS_183369/...
      http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/videos/events-coverage/WCMS_183388/l... (video)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: Video highlights of Aung San Suu Kyi's statement at the International Labour Conference (video)
      Date of publication: 14 June 2012
      Description/subject: Daw Suu's arrival at the ILO, greeted by Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General, the highlights of her address... "Myanmar needs democracy-friendly development growth, says Aung San Suu Kyi... 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."
      Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Juan Somavia
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Adobe Flash (12 minutes 39 seconds)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st Session): Report of the subcommittee [of the Selection Committee] on the review of measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry
      Date of publication: 13 June 2012
      Description/subject: General discussion...Consideration of the draft resolution...Appendix: Resolution concerning the measures on the subject of Myanmar adopted under article 33 of the ILO Constitution.....The resolution lifts most of the measures imposed in 2000 apart from the most substantive of these, Article 1(b) [which reads: "to recommend to the Organization's constituents as a whole – governments, employers and workers – that they: (i) review, in the light of the conclusions of the Commission of Inquiry, the relations that they may have with the member State concerned and take appropriate measures to ensure that the said Member cannot take advantage of such relations to perpetuate or extend the system of forced or compulsory labour referred to by the Commission of Inquiry, and to contribute as far as possible to the implementation of its recommendations; and (ii) report back in due course and at appropriate intervals to the Governing Body] [which is suspended for a year, to be reviewed in 2013.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR 2-4)
      Format/size: pdf (230K)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st Session): Resolution adopted by the subcommittee [of the Selection Committee] on the review of measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry
      Date of publication: 13 June 2012
      Description/subject: Extracted from PR 2-4 (see Alternate URL)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office via Online Burma/Myanmar Library
      Format/size: pdf (60K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_182971...
      Date of entry/update: 28 August 2012


      Title: ILO lifts restrictions on Myanmar (Press information)
      Date of publication: 13 June 2012
      Description/subject: The International Labour Organization has lifted its restrictions on the full participation of Myanmar in its activities and decided to review the progress on the elimination of forced labour in the country next year... Text and video introduction...links to key ILC texts
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: Changes in Myanmar – the Minister's perspective (video interview with U Aung Kyi, Minister of Labour)
      Date of publication: 11 June 2012
      Description/subject: Myanmar's Union Minister at the Ministry of Labour, U 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.
      Author/creator: U Aung Kyi
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Adobe Flash (3 minutes 59 seonds)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: Changes in Myanmar: A workers' perspective (video interview with U Thant Zin Oo)
      Date of publication: 11 June 2012
      Description/subject: 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.
      Author/creator: U Thant Zin Oo
      Language: Burmese (English sub-titles)
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Adobe Flsh (2 minutes 59 seconds)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: Changes in Myanmar: An employers' perspective (video interview with Daw Khine Khine Nwe)
      Date of publication: 11 June 2012
      Description/subject: Daw 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.
      Author/creator: Daw Khine Khine Nwe
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Adobe Flash (3 minutes, 47 seconds)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: The ILO's role in Myanmar (video interview with Steven Marshall)
      Date of publication: 11 June 2012
      Description/subject: Steven Marshall, 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
      Author/creator: Steven Marshall, ILO Liaison officer in Myanmar
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: Adobe Flash (8.14 minutes)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: Conclusions of the Special Sitting on Myanmar of the Committee on the Application of Standards (2 June 2012)
      Date of publication: 02 June 2012
      Description/subject: The date given is that of the sitting
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (93K)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st session): Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
      Date of publication: 02 June 2012
      Description/subject: Third item on the agenda: Information and reports on the application of Conventions and Recommendations... Report of the Committee on the Application of Standards Provisional REcord 19 (Part III)... OBSERVATIONS AND INFORMATION CONCERNING PARTICULAR COUNTRIES Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)...[The report contains a set of conclusions, which OBL has issued separately, as well as in an Alternate link in the present metadata, which dates the report by the date of the session]
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR 2-1 (Add.)
      Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/ILC2012-CAS-S-Session-conclusions-en.pdf (Conclusions)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st session: Additional agenda item: Review of measures previously adopted by the Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry
      Date of publication: 02 June 2012
      Description/subject: Extract on Myanmar from the 1st Report of the Selection Committee...."...The Selection Committee decided to set up a subcommittee to consider the additional item on the agenda; the subcommittee will be open to all members of the Selection Committee; it shall elect its own Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons from each of the three groups; the outcome of the work of the subcommittee, including any recommendations that it may adopt, will be presented directly to the Conference as a Report of the Selection Committee, after approval by the subcommittee’s Officers, without reconvening the Selection Committee solely for the purpose of approving the report; the subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, 6 and Monday, 11 June 2012."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR 2-3)
      Format/size: pdf (46K)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st Session) - Myanmar: Additional agenda item - Further information: Policy of other international organizations
      Date of publication: June 2012
      Description/subject: United Nations (UN)...United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)...World Bank...International Monetary Fund (IMF)...Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...International Maritime Organization (IMO)...World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)...International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)...World Trade Organization (WTO)...Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...European Union (EU)...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR 2-1 (Add.)
      Format/size: pdf (188K)
      Date of entry/update: 30 May 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st Session) - Myanmar: Additional agenda item - Review of measures previously adopted by the International Labour Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry
      Date of publication: June 2012
      Description/subject: Record of proceedings 15 May 2012...Additional agenda item: Review of measures previously adopted by the International Labour Conference to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry..... I. Background to the present report... II. Brief history of developments... III. Recent developments... IV. Final remark
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR No.2-1)
      Format/size: pdf (203K)
      Date of entry/update: 30 May 2012


      Title: ILC 2012 (101st Session) - Myanmar: Additional agenda item, Report of the Officers of the Governing Body
      Date of publication: June 2012
      Description/subject: "At its 313th Session (March 2012), the Governing Body requested its Officers to undertake a mission (the “Mission”) to Myanmar and to report to the International Labour Conference at its 101st Session (2012) on all relevant issues, with a view to assisting the Conference’s consideration of a review of the measures previously adopted by the Conference 1 to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry that had been established to examine the observance by Myanmar of its obligation in respect of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)..."... Report of the Officers of the Governing Body: Action on forced labour...The Mission’s evaluation of the current situation...Appendix I List of persons with whom the Mission held meetings...Appendix II Resolution on the widespread use of forced labour in Myanmar, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 87th Session (June 1999)...Appendix III Resolution concerning the measures recommended by the Governing Body under article 33 of the ILO Constitution on the subject of Myanmar, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 88th Session (May–June 2000)...
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR 2-2)
      Format/size: pdf (292K)
      Date of entry/update: 30 May 2012


      Title: ILC 2011 (100th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Provisional Record
      Date of publication: June 2011
      Description/subject: "...the Committee regretted to note that there had been no substantive progress achieved towards complying with the 1998 recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, namely to: (1) bring the legislative texts in line with the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29); (2) ensure that in actual practice forced labour is no longer imposed by the authorities; and (3) strictly enforce criminal penalties for the exaction of forced labour. The Committee recalled the continued relevance of the decisions concerning compliance by Myanmar with Convention No. 29, adopted by the Conference in 2000 and 2006, and all the elements contained therein. It expressed the firm expectation that the Government move with urgency to ensure that the actions requested are carried out at all levels and by all civil and military authorities. The Committee strongly urged the Government to fully implement, without delay, the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and the comments and observations of the Committee of Experts. The Government in particular should:..." [from the Conclusions]
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 17 June 2011


      Title: ILC 2010 (99th Session) : Committee on the Application of Standards: Convention 87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise) - Debate and Conclusions on Myanmar
      Date of publication: 17 June 2010
      Description/subject: Extract on Myanmar from the debate on Convention 87 in the Committee on the Application of Standards. N. B. the proposal in the Workers' concluding statement that "...In conclusion, given the gravity and persistence of the situation, the Worker members considered that all means available to the ILO should be used, including the establishment of a new commission of inquiry, as well as the designation of a liaison officer responsible for dealing with complaints relating to the exercise of the rights enshrined in Convention No. 87..." ....The Alternate link is to the full Provisional Record of the afternoon session of 17 June.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (99th Session, PR 16, Pt II)
      Format/size: pdf (160K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_141871...
      Date of entry/update: 07 August 2010


      Title: ILC 2010 (99th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Provisional Record
      Date of publication: June 2010
      Description/subject: A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards... B. Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), by Myanmar ... C. Report of the Liaison Officer to the special sitting on Myanmar (Convention No. 29) of the Committee on the Application of Standards, and register of cases as of 17 May 2010 ... D. Conclusions adopted by the Committee on the Application of Standards in its special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (International Labour Conference, 98th Session, June 2009)... E. Document before the Governing Body at its 306th Session (November 2009) and conclusions of the Governing Body... F. Document before the Governing Body at its 307th Session (March 2010) and conclusions of the Governing Body
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (540K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2010


      Title: ILC 2010 (99th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29): Conclusions
      Date of publication: June 2010
      Description/subject: "...The Committee called for the strengthening of the capacity available to the ILO Liaison Officer to assist the Government in addressing all of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, and to ensure the effectiveness of the operation of the complaints mechanism, particularly in respect of the urgent issuance of an entry visa for an additional international professional as a priority and without delay. The Committee specifically called on the Government of Myanmar to take every opportunity, including through the continued use of all of the available forums, to increase the awareness of the people (the civil and military authorities as well as the general public) as to the law against the use of forced labour, to their rights and responsibilities under that law and of the availability of the complaints mechanism as a means of exercising those rights. An authoritative statement at the highest level would be a significant step in this regard. The Committee regretted with serious concern the continued human rights violations in Myanmar, including the detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Committee urged her immediate release as well as that of other political prisoners and labour activists. The Committee called on the Government to investigate, without further delay, the allegations of forced labour orders and similar documents which had been submitted to the Committee of Experts and encouraged the Government to communicate to the Committee of Experts, for its next session, its findings and any consequential concrete actions taken. The Committee expected to be in a position to take note of significant developments at the next session of the Conference"
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (66K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2010


      Title: ILC 2009 (98th Session): Statement by His Excellency U Aung Kyi, Minister for Labour of the Union of Myanmar at the 98th Session of the International Labour Conference, Geneva, 11 June 2009
      Date of publication: 11 June 2009
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: pdf (62K - OBL version; 551K - original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmargeneva.org/statement&speech/Statement%20by%20Labour%20Minister%20at%2098th%20Sess...
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2009


      Title: ILC 2009 (98th Session): Myanmar Statement on Convention 87
      Date of publication: 09 June 2009
      Description/subject: Statement by His Excellency U Wunna Maung Lwin, Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of the Union of Myanmar at the Committee on the Application of Standards of the 98th Session of the International Labour Conference regarding Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (Convention No. 87), Geneva, 9 June 2009
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: pdf (69K - OBL version; 1.1MB - original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmargeneva.org/statement&speech/Statement%20Convention-87.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2009


      Title: ILC 2009 (98th session): Statement by H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin, Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of the Union of Myanmar at the Committee on the Application of Standards of the 98th Session of the International Labour Conference
      Date of publication: 06 June 2009
      Description/subject: "...I would like to reiterate that Myanmar has shown its political will and she has been and will be cooperating with the ILO in a constructive manner with a view to eradicating the practice of forced labour in the country..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: pdf (63K - OBL version; 1.14MB - original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.myanmargeneva.org/statement&speech/Statement%2098th%20ILC.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2009


      Title: ILC 2009 (98th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 06 June 2009
      Description/subject: "...The Committee strongly urged the Government to fully implement without delay the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and the comments and observations of the Committee of Experts, and in particular to: 1. take necessary steps without any further delay to bring the relevant legislative texts, in particular the Village Act and the Towns Act, into line with Convention No. 29; 2. amend Paragraph 15 of Chapter VHI of the new Constitution in order to bring it into conformity with Convention No. 29; 3. ensure the total elimination of forced labour practices that were still persistent and widespread; 4. ensure that perpetrators of forced labour, whether civil or military, were prosecuted and punished under the Penal Code; 5. issue an authoritative statement at the highest level clearly confirming to the people of Myanmar the Government's policy for the elimination of forced labour and its intention to prosecute perpetrators; 6. approve a simply worded brochure in accessible languages on the functioning of the Supplementary Understanding; 2 3 7. eliminate the continuing problems in the physical ability of victims of forced labour or their families to complain and immediately cease harassment, retaliation and imprisonment of individuals who used or facilitated the use of the complaints mechanism..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (99K)
      Date of entry/update: 13 June 2009


      Title: ILC 2009 (98th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Convention 87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise) - Conclusions on Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2009
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (103K)
      Date of entry/update: 13 June 2009


      Title: ILC 2009 (98th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Provisional Record
      Date of publication: June 2009
      Description/subject: Contents: A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards... Document D.5: B. Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), by Myanmar ... C. Report of the Liaison Officer to the special sitting on Myanmar (Convention No. 29) of the Committee on the Application of Standards... D. Conclusions of the Committee on the Application of Standards in its special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (International Labour Conference, 97th Session, June 2008)... E. Documents before the Governing Body at its 303rd Session ... F. Documents before the Governing Body at its 304th Session ... Document D.6: G. Information received from the Government of Myanmar – Communication received by the Office on 1 June 2009
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (1MB, OBL version; 2.4MB Original)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_108330...
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2009


      Title: ILC 2008 (97th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 13 June 2008
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (18K)
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2008


      Title: ILC 2008 (97th session):- Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Provisional Record
      Date of publication: 13 June 2008
      Description/subject: Contents: A Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards... Document D5 15:- B Report of the Liaison Officer to the special sitting on Myanmar (Convention No 29) of the Committee on the Application of Standards... Document D6:- C Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No 29): 1 Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No 29), by Myanmar; 2 Conclusions of the Committee on the Application of Standards in its special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No 29) (International Labour Conference, 96th Session, June 2007); 3 Documents before the Governing Body at its 300th Session (November 2007); 4 Documents before the Governing Body at its 301st Session (March 2008).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR 19, Part III)
      Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_094215...
      Date of entry/update: 23 June 2008


      Title: ILC 2007 (96th session): Forced Labour in Myanmar: Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 02 June 2007
      Description/subject: Scan of text distributed after the meeting
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (72K)
      Date of entry/update: 02 June 2007


      Title: ILC 2007 (96th Session): Statement by U Hla Myint, Adviser and Substitute Delegate of Myanmar Delegation to the 96th ILC at the Committee on Application of Standards (Special Sitting on Myanmar)
      Date of publication: 02 June 2007
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 02 June 2007


      Title: ILC 2007 (96th session): Forced Labour in Myanmar: Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards - update
      Date of publication: June 2007
      Description/subject: I. Brief summary of developments since June 2006; II. Latest developments since March 2007.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (121K)
      Date of entry/update: 02 June 2007


      Title: ILC 2007 (96th session): Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) - Provisional Record
      Date of publication: June 2007
      Description/subject: Apart from the record of the meeting, the contents of this PR appear in other links in OBL... Contents: A Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; B Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No 29) by Myanmar; Document D5; C Brief summary of developments since June 2006; D Latest developments since March 2007; Document D6; E Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No 29); 1 Document GB297/8/1 2 Document GB297/8/2 3 Document GB298/5/1 4 Document GB298/5/1(Add) 5 Document GB298/5/1(Add2) 6 Document GB298/5/2 7 Conclusions on item GB298/5
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (1.13MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2007


      Title: ILC 2006 (95th session): Second Report of the Selection Committee (ILO action on Myanmar)
      Date of publication: 15 June 2006
      Description/subject: Additional agenda item: Review of further action that could be taken by the ILO in accordance with its Constitution in order to: (i) effectively secure Myanmar’s compliance with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry; and (ii) ensure that no action is taken against complainants or their representative
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (PR3-2 & corr)
      Format/size: pdf (81K)
      Date of entry/update: 15 June 2006


      Title: ILC 2006 (95th session): Forced Labour in Myanmar: Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 03 June 2006
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office via OBL
      Format/size: pdf (10K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2006


      Title: ILC 2006 (95th session): Forced Labour in Myanmar: Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards - Provisional Verbatim
      Date of publication: 03 June 2006
      Description/subject: "The Chairperson, in addition to the documentation before the Committee, referred to another recent event that had been notified by the Liaison Officer a.i. (Mr. Richard Horsey). The latter had met the Minister of Labour of Myanmar and had recommended: suspending the current policy of prosecuting those who lodged complaints; closing the trials and setting free persons who had lodged complaints; and fulfilling the commitments made to the ILO to establish a credible mechanism to deal with complaints. The Minister had undertaken to submit these recommendations to the highest authorities, but had indicated that he could not provide any assurances as to their acceptance... The Government representative of Myanmar (Mr. SHEIN) indicated that he wished to confine his Government's statement to the report of the Committee of Experts, which had identified four areas in which the Myanmar Government should take action to address the issue at hand, namely: issuing specific and concrete instructions to the civilian and military authorities; ensuring that the prohibition of forced labour was given wide publicity; providing for the budgeting of adequate means for the replacement of forced or unpaid labour; and ensuring the enforcement of the prohibition of forced labour. With regard to the issuance of instructions by the civilian and military authorities, he stated that..."... N.B. this document is not the official record of the meeting, and is best treated as a draft which will be modified and corrected.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C. App./PV.1) via OBL
      Format/size: pdfg (137K)
      Date of entry/update: 11 June 2006


      Title: ILC 2006 (95th session): Additional agenda item Review of possible further action by the ILO [on Myanmar] in accordance with its Constitution
      Date of publication: May 2006
      Description/subject: Background paper by the Office. Review of further action that could be taken by the ILO in accordance with its Constitution in order to: (i) effectively secure Myanmar’s compliance with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry; and (ii) ensure that no action is taken against complainants or their representatives
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (111K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2006


      Title: ILC 2006 (95th session): Additional item on the agenda - DG's letter re Review of possible further action by the ILO on Myanmar in accordance with its Constitution
      Date of publication: May 2006
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (13.8K)
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2006


      Title: ILC 2005 (93rd session): Committee on the Application of Standards: Convention 87 - Myanmar (Provisional Record)
      Date of publication: 11 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...A Government representative (Mr. NYUN) stated that in Myanmar, workers were always regarded as one of the major driving forces for development. Their essential role was always recognized, their social welfare was always looked after and their rights were always protected in accordance with the law by successive Myanmar governments..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (34K)
      Date of entry/update: 16 June 2005


      Title: ILC 2005 (93rd session): Forced Labour in Myanmar: Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards - Conclusions
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...In the view of the Committee, recent developments had further confirmed the conclusion of the Governing Body at its March 2005 session that the "wait-and-see" attitude that prevailed among most members since 2001 had lost its raison d'etre and could not continue. The Committee's general view was that Governments, Employers and Workers, as well as other international organizations, should now activate and intensify the review of their relations with Myanmar that they were called upon to make under the 2000 resolution, and to urgently take the appropriate actions, including as regards foreign direct investment in all its various forms, including relations with State- or military-owned enterprises in Myanmar. In accordance with the Conclusions of the Governing Body in March, the present Conclusions should be transmitted to all those to whom the 2000 resolution was addressed. The results of such reviews should be fully reported to the Director-General so that the Governing Body could have a complete picture in November. As regards ECOSOC, it should be requested to reactivate its consideration of the item placed on its agenda in 2001 in this regard, and Members in ECOSOC should be ready to support such a move..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (14K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2005


      Title: ILC 2005 (93rd session): Forced Labour in Myanmar: Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards - Oral statement by the World Organization Against Torture
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...Forced labour is ALWAYS cruel, inhuman and degrading and it may be considered as an act of torture per se. In Burma/Myanmar it is often accompanied by other forms of torture, including enforced displacement, rape, as well as food and health care deprivation or other ill-treatment resulting in death, and where resistance to forced labour is met, with further ill-treatment, detentions and extra-judicial executions. Furthermore, it frequently entails sexual exploitation, child labour, human minesweeping, the extortion and forced eviction of civilians, and extremely harsh labour conditions..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)
      Format/size: html (21K)
      Date of entry/update: 07 June 2005


      Title: ILC 2005 (93rd session): Special sitting on forced labour in Myanmar (Provisional Record)
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: Committee on the Application of Standards: Provisional Verbatim record of the Special Sitting on Myanmar of 4 June 2005. Summaries of the statements by governments, workers and employers, followed by the Committee's Conclusions.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C.App./PV.2)
      Format/size: pdf (164K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 June 2005


      Title: ILC 2005 (93rd Session): Statement by H.E. U Nyunt Maung Shein, Permanent Representative of the Union of Myanmar at the Committee on the Application of Standards of the 93rd Session of the International Labour Conference Geneva, 4 June 2005
      Date of publication: 04 June 2005
      Description/subject: "...Myanmar Government is firmly committed to the eradication of forced labour in the country. We are sparing no efforts to take necessary measures in this regard. We shall continue our endeavours for the eradication of forced labour in our country, and we shall continue our cooperation with the ILO in this respect. With this spirit, Myanmar Government has taken concrete actions by fulfilling most important requirements stated in the aforementioned conclusions and the aide-memoire. In the light of these actions, I believe that the members of this esteemed Committee understand Myanmar's constraints and recognize the genuine goodwill and intentions of the Myanmar Government and use their wisdom in the execution of drawing their conclusion..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Myanmar Mission, Geneva
      Format/size: html
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2005


      Title: ILC 2005 (93rd session): Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting on Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2005
      Description/subject: Committee on the Application of Standards: Special Sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Part A Report of the Director-General: I Brief summary of developments since June 2004; II Latest developments since March 2005... Appendix I: (a) Letter dated 21 April from the Director-General to the member States of the ILO; (b) Letter dated 21 April from the Director-General to international organizations... Appendix II Letter dated 21 April from the Director-General to the Myanmar Minister of Labour... Appendix III Letter dated 21 May from the Myanmar Minister of Labour to the Director-General... Part B Report of the Liaison Officer ai: I Activities of the Liaison Officer ai since March 2005; II Developments on the concrete steps identified by the very High-Level Team (vHLT) and the Governing Body; III Developments on specific allegations.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C. App./D.6_
      Format/size: pdf (167K)
      Date of entry/update: 01 June 2005


      Title: ILC 2004 (92nd session) : Judgement of Myanmar Supreme Court (summary)
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Addendum:... The following is a concise summary of the contents of the judgement of the Myanmar Supreme Court. The full text can be made available by the Office. The judgement on the appeal of the three persons convicted of high treason contains the arguments of the defence, the prosecution and the findings of the court.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C. App./D.5(Add.))
      Format/size: html (77K), Word (49K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/ILC2004-capp-d5-add.doc
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2004


      Title: ILC 2004 (92nd session) : Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards on forced labour in Myanmar - Conclusions
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference... 5 June 2004... Special sitting of the Committee on the Application of Standards to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Conclusions
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C..App./PV.2)
      Format/size: html (10K)
      Date of entry/update: 11 June 2004


      Title: ILC 2004 (92nd session): Report to the Special Sitting on Myanmar (Committee on the Application of Standards)
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Contents: I. Brief summary of developments since June 2003... II. Latest developments since the 289th Session of the Governing Body (March 2004)... Appendix: Letter dated 25 May 2004 from the Liaison Officer a.i. to the Myanmar Minister for Labour. 9
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C. App./D.5)
      Format/size: html (134K), Word (77K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/ILC2004-capp-d5.doc
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2004


      Title: ILC 2004 (92nd session): Special sitting on forced labour in Myanmar (Provisional Record)
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; B. Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) by Myanmar... Documents D.5, D.5 (Add.) and D.5 (Add.2): C. Brief summary of developments since June 2003; D. Latest developments since the 289th Session of the Governing Body (March 2004); Appendices: Letter dated 25 May 2004 from the Liaison Officer a.i. to the Myanmar Minister for Labour; Letter dated 2 June 2004 from the Director-General to the Myanmar Minister for Labour; Letter dated 3 June 2004 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the Director-General... Document D.6: E. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29): 1. Document GB.288/5; 2. Document GB.288/5/1; 3. Document GB.289/8 4. Documents GB.289/8/1 and GB.289/8/2
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (2.84MB)
      Date of entry/update: 21 June 2004


      Title: ILC 2004 (92nd Session): Special Sitting on Myanmar - Letter from the Myanmar Ambassador regarding the High Treason case
      Date of publication: June 2004
      Description/subject: Committee on the Application of Standards... Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Addendum: Letter dated 3 June 2004 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the Director-General: Dear Mr. Director-General, I refer to my letter of 24 May 2004 and your letter of 2 June 2004, addressed to His Excellency U Tin Winn, Minister for Labour. In this connection, I should like to inform you as follows:..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office (C. App./D.5(Add.2))
      Format/size: html (69K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2004


      Title: ILC 2003: Discussion on Myanmar regarding Convention No. 87: Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948
      Date of publication: 19 June 2003
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference, Ninety-first Session, Geneva, 2003: extract from Provisional Record 24, Pt 2 -- Committee on the Application of Standards... "The Committee noted the statements by the Government representative and the discussion which followed. It recalled that the Committee had discussed this serious case on many occasions in the last ten years and that its latest conclusions had been included in a special paragraph because of the continued failure of the Government to apply the Convention. Notwithstanding, the Committee was once again obliged to note the lack of real progress towards the establishment of a legislative framework for the creation of free and independent organizations. The Committee profoundly deplored the persistence of serious discrepancies between national legislation and the provisions of the Convention which had been ratified almost 50 years ago. The Committee regretted that the information provided by the Government on the existence of workers' associations had not solved the problems raised by the Committee of Experts towards implementing the Convention. Concerned about the total lack of progress towards implementing this Convention, the Committee strongly insisted once again that the Government urgently adopt the necessary measures and mechanisms for guaranteeing, both in law and in practice, the right of workers and employers to affiliate themselves with the organizations of their own choosing, without previous authorization, and the right for these organizations to affiliate themselves with federations, confederations and international organizations without the interference of state authorities. The Committee emphasized that respect for civil liberties was crucial for the exercise of freedom of association and therefore urged the Government to take the necessary measures so that workers and employers could exercise the rights guaranteed by the Convention in a climate of full security and in the absence of threats or fear. Furthermore, the Committee urged the Government to provide the Committee of Experts, next year, with all relevant draft legislation and existing legislation so that it could be studied, and to provide a detailed report on the concrete measures taken to ensure improved compliance with the Convention. The Committee expressed the firm hope it would be able to note significant progress next year. The Committee decided to include its conclusions in a special paragraph in its report. It also decided to mention this case as a case of continued failure to apply the Convention..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (41K)
      Date of entry/update: 24 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2003: Special sitting on forced labour in Myanmar (Provisional Record)
      Date of publication: 19 June 2003
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference, Provisional Record part three, Ninety-first Session, Geneva, 2003... Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).. A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; B. Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) by Myanmar; Document D.5; C. Brief summary of developments since June 2002; D. Developments since the 286th Session of the Governing Body (March 2003); E. Appendix: Joint Government of the Union of Myanmar-ILO Plan of Action for the Elimination of Forced Labour Practices in Myanmar. Annexes (4): Document D.6... F. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29): 1. Document GB.285/4; 2. Documents GB.285/4(Add.) and GB.285/4(Add.2); G. Extracts from document GB.285/PV: Minutes of the discussion at the 285th Session (November 2002) of the Governing Body of developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29); H. Developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29): 1. Document GB.286/6 (March 2003); 2. Document GB.286/6/1 (March 2003); 3. Documents GB.286/6/1 (Add.) and GB.286/6/1(Add.2); I. Extracts from document GB.286/PV: Minutes of the discussion at the 286th Session (March 2003) of the Governing Body of developments concerning the questionof the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (448K)
      Date of entry/update: 24 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2003: Committee on the Application of Standards - Special sitting on forced labour in Burma/Myanmar (Conclusions)
      Date of publication: 07 June 2003
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference, C. App./PV.1... 91st Session, Geneva, June 2003... Commkittee on the Application of Standards... "The Committee recalled that its debate was taking place at a moment when the international community was deeply concerned at the events which were occurring in Myanmar, namely the incommunicado detention of the leadership of the National League for Democracy, in particular its General Secretary, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and the alleged killing and disappearance of an unknown number of people. In this connection, a number of speakers expressed their concern at the personal situation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and asked that she immediately be released. These events, and the resulting climate of uncertainty and fear, called seriously into question the will and ability of the authorities to make significant progress in the elimination of forced labour. The Committee requested the Government representative to convey its profound concern to his Government..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (14K)
      Date of entry/update: 13 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2003: Committee on the Application of Standards - Special sitting on forced labour in Burma/Myanmar (report)
      Date of publication: 07 June 2003
      Description/subject: 7 June 2003 "Today the Committee on the Application of Standards of the International Labour Conference held its third special sitting on forced labour in Burma/Myanmar. A number of government, worker and employer delegates spoke, as did one non-governmental organization (Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture - OMCT)..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Burma Peace Foundation
      Format/size: html (9K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2003, Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 29 Special Sitting on forced labour in Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2003
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference, 91st Session... Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)... Contents: I. Brief summary of developments since June 2002; II. Developments since the 286th Session of the Governing Body (March 2003). Appendix: Joint Government of the Union of Myanmar-ILO Plan of Action for the Elimination of Forced Labour Practices in Myanmar Annexes: A. Introductory note; B. Plan of Action for the Elimination of Forced Labour Practices in Myanmar; C. Formal Understanding on the Facilitator; D. Formal Understanding on the Pilot Region.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: html (162K)
      Date of entry/update: 04 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2002: Special sitting on forced labour in Myanmar (Provisional Record) plus supporting documents
      Date of publication: 20 June 2002
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference. Provisional Record. Ninetieth Session, Geneva, 2002. Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). Contents: e A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; B. Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the observance of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) by Myanmar; C. Other developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29); D. Report of the High-Level Team (Governing Body documents GB.282/4 and GB./282/4/Appendices); E. Minutes of the discussion in the Governing Body (at its 282nd Session) on developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (Governing Body document GB.282/PV); F. Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar (19-25 February 2002) (Governing Body document GB.283/5/2); G. Further developments following the return of the ILO technical cooperation mission (Governing Body document GB.283/5/3).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: N.B. The report is in 2 PDF files (329K, 628K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc90/pdf/pr-28p3cont.pdf
      Date of entry/update: June 2002


      Title: ILC 2002, 90th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 29 Special Sitting on forced labour in Myanmar - record of sitting.
      Date of publication: 08 June 2002
      Description/subject: Record of the discussion at the Special sitting to examine developments concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2001, 89th Session: Discussion in Plenary
      Date of publication: 21 June 2001
      Description/subject: Discussion in Plenary of the report of the Committee on the Application of Standards, Part 3 of which is the report of the Special Sitting on Myanmar. The discussion includes some brief words on Burma, by the Reporter of the Committee, Ms Wiklund (Govt., Sweden), the Employer Delegate Mr Wisskirchen (Germany) and the Worker Delegate, Mr Cortebeek. The report also contains a statement by Mr Mya Than, the Myanmar Permanent Representative in Geneva. Scroll down for the references.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2001: Special sitting on forced labour in Myanmar (Provisional Record) plus supporting documents
      Date of publication: 21 June 2001
      Description/subject: Provisional Record 19 (Part 3). Committee on the Application of Standards. Special sitting concerning the application by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), in application of the resolution adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 88th (2000) Session. The document contains: A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; B.Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations; C.Documents GB.280/6, and (Add. 1) and (Add. 2) under item 6 of the agenda of the Governing Body at its 280th Session (March 2001): "Developments concerning the question of the observance by theGovernment of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)"; D. Provision minutes of the discussion of this item; E.Developments since the 280th Session of the Governing Body (March 2001): Arrangements for an objective assessment of the situation of forced labour following measures taken by the Myanmar Government.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Format/size: pdf (103K)
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2001, 89th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2001
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: International Labour Conference 2000
      Date of publication: July 2000
      Description/subject: (Useful overview and analysis) "Burma Debate" issue on ILC 2000: "Dancing with the Generals - The ILO Technical Cooperation Mission to Burma" (Mary Pack); Interviews with Lord Bill Brett, Mr. Rolf Thusing, H.E. Ambassador Asda Jayanama & Mr. Andrew Samet; ASEAN's ["alternative"] Proposal and the Compromise text - excerpts from the discussion in the Selection Committee; the text of the resolution and the result of the record vote.
      Author/creator: Mary Pack
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: "Burma Debate" Vol. VII No. 1
      Format/size: Spring/Summer issue. Undated, but probably July/August 2000
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2000, 88th Session: Report of the Selection Committee
      Date of publication: 09 June 2000
      Description/subject: Provisional Record 6-4: Report of the Selection Committee. "Measures recommended by the Governing Body under article 33 of the Constitution Implementation of recommendations contained in the report of the Commission of Inquiry entitled Forced Labour in Myanmar (Burma)". This is the key debate in the ILC adoption of the measures on Burma which have been widely interpreted as implying sanctions. The draft resolution (enclosed in the report) submitted by the Selection Committee was endorsed by the Conference Plenary.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2000, 88th Session: Forced Labour in Myanmar (Burma). Background information and recommended action.
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Provisional Record 4: Measures recommended by the Governing Body under article 33 of the Constitution - Implementation of recommendations contained in the report of the Commission of Inquiry on forced labour in Myanmar (Burma)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc88/pdf/pr-5.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2000, 88th Session: Myanmar - Discussion in Plenary, text of the resolution.
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Discussions in plenary, text of the resolution adopted and a link to the results of the record vote.
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2000, 88th Session: Plenary, results of the record vote
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Vote on the resolution concerning the measures recommended by the Governing Body under Article 33 of the Constitution with respect to Myanmar. Record of the votes by the Government, Worker and Employer delegates. (For: 257; Against: 41; Abstentions: 31; Quorum: 271). By this resolution, the ILC adopted the measures widely interpreted as implying sanctions against Myanmar (to be triggered in November 2000 unless the Governing Body were satisfied that the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry had been adequately fulfilled. This did not occur, and the measures came into force on 30 November 2000).
      Language: English, Francais, Espanol
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 2000, 88th Session: Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 2000
      Description/subject: Provisional Record 8. Report of the ILO technical cooperation mission to Myanmar, 23-27 May 2000. The Mission's Conclusions (extract): "...Firstly, the mission believes that the Commission of Inquirys recommendations could be satisfied in a coherent and practical way if a comprehensive framework of legislative, executive, and administrative measures were adopted: i.rendering all practices constituting forced labour in the sense of Convention No. 29 illegal under national law, and ensuring that all legislative provisions in force that permit the imposition of forced labour are repealed or appropriately amended; ii.giving specific instructions to the state authorities, and notably to the responsible military authorities, regarding the consequences to be drawn from the above as regards the various forms of work mentioned in the Commissions report, and monitoring their application, so that in practice no forced or compulsory labour is imposed by any authority; iii.informing the entire population adequately and completely about the above measures as well as the penalties applicable pursuant to section 374 of the Penal Code to all those imposing forced labour; and taking concrete action to ensure that these penalties are strictly applied in practice. Secondly, as the Myanmar authorities were told by the mission, the Office could certainly help formulate and implement such a framework if the Governments commitment to take expeditious action to this effect was made sufficiently clear in the eyes of the Conference..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc88/pdf/pr-8.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1999, 87th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1999
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1999, 87th Session: Resolution on the widespread use of forced labour in Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1999
      Description/subject: International Labour Conference, 87th Session, June 1999. An important step in the ILO action on Burma, in which the ILC resolved that "the Government of Myanmar should cease to benefit from any technical cooperation or assistance from the ILO, except for the purpose of direct assistance to implement immediately the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry, until such time as it has implemented the said recommendations;" and that "the Government of Myanmar should henceforth not receive any invitation to attend meetings, symposia and seminars organized by the ILO, except such meetings that have the sole purpose of securing immediate and full compliance with the said recommendations, until such time as it has implemented the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1998, 86th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1998
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Published: 1998
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1997, 85th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1997
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1996, 83rd Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 29 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1996
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Published: 1996
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1996, 83rd Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1996
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1995, 82nd Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 29 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1995
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955) Published: 1995
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1995, 82nd Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1995
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1994, 81st Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1994
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1993, 80th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1993
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1992, 79th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 29 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1992
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 29, Forced Labour, 1930 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1992, 79th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1992
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948 Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


      Title: ILC 1991, 78th Session: Committee on the Application of Standards, Convention 87 - Myanmar
      Date of publication: June 1991
      Description/subject: Individual Observation concerning Convention No. 87, Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, 1948. Myanmar (ratification: 1955)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: International Labour Office
      Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003