Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:33 Written by Aung Kyaw Kyaw
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is determined to cooperate with the government in the fight against forced labour in Myanmar and has set 2015 as the target date to achieve this goal, Steve Marshall, ILO’s Relation Officer in Myanmar said at the educative talk held in Yankin Township on September 3.
ILO is now carrying out strategy that include combating against forced labour and child labour, as well as employment discrimination. ILO is looking to work with independent organizations and conjunction with the governmental agencies and departments.
Steve Marshall also said that they were cooperating with the government since 2007 to fight against various kinds of forced labour in Myanmar. Moreover, Myanmar government had signed an agreement with ILO for combating against forced labour in 2015. But, the former government did not obey the ILO’s agreement.
He continued that “ILO is carrying out to fight against human trafficking, child labour and forced labour by forming teams involving the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, chief-justice and attorney general.
Myanmar government had entered to ILO which is one of the UN organizations in 1948 and signed agreement with ILO in 1955 to combat against forced labour and forming of organizations.
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