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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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