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Title: Further review of remaining measures previously adopted by the International Labour Conference under article 33 of the ILO Constitution to secure compliance by Myanmar with the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (debate and resolution)
Date of publication: 18 June 2013
Description/subject: Reports of the Selection Committee - Second report - International Labour Conference Provisional Record 102nd Session, Geneva, June 2013
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office (ILC2013-PR-2-4)
Format/size: pdf (211K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_223787...
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_216228...
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2015


Title: International Labour Conference - 102nd Session, Geneva, June 2013: Provisional Record 17 (section on Myanmar)
Date of publication: 18 June 2013
Description/subject: SECOND REPORT OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE: Fifteenth sitting Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2.45 p.m. Submission, discussion and approval... The PRESIDENT: "We shall now move to the second item on our agenda, the examination of the second report of the Selection Committee, contained in Provisional Re­cord No. 2-4. The appendix to the report contains a resolution concerning remaining measures on the subject of Myanmar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: pdf (197K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_216593... (full record)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2015


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


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


Title: Video highlights of Aung San Suu Kyi's statement at the International Labour Conference (video)
Date of publication: 14 June 2012
Description/subject: Daw Suu's arrival at the ILO, greeted by Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General, the highlights of her address... "Myanmar needs democracy-friendly development growth, says Aung San Suu Kyi... Aung San Suu Kyi called for international aid and investment to promote economic progress in Myanmar and in particular focussed attention on the problem of youth unemployment. Highlighting the potential of her country both in terms of its natural and human resources, she noted, 'it is not so much joblessness as hopelessness that threatens our future. The Nobel laureate made her landmark address to a packed Assembly Hall at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland."
Author/creator: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Juan Somavia
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: Adobe Flash (12 minutes 39 seconds)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/press-and-media-centre/videos/events-coverage/WCMS_183388/l...
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


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


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


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


Title: Changes in Myanmar – the Minister's perspective (video interview with U Aung Kyi, Minister of Labour)
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: Myanmar's Union Minister at the Ministry of Labour, U Aung Kyi, gives his thoughts on the way his country's reform process has moved so far, how the relationship with the ILO has evolved, and what the next steps might be.
Author/creator: U Aung Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: Adobe Flash (3 minutes 59 seonds)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


Title: Changes in Myanmar: A workers' perspective (video interview with U Thant Zin Oo)
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: Among the recent changes in Myanmar has been new legislation allowing for the formation of workers’ organizations. Among the first group of 15 to be registered was the Basic Labour Organization of the Aung Tile Factory, set up by Thant Zin Oo, Workers’ Delegate from Myanmar. He explains why he decided to form this new workers’ organization.
Author/creator: U Thant Zin Oo
Language: Burmese (English sub-titles)
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: Adobe Flsh (2 minutes 59 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


Title: Changes in Myanmar: An employers' perspective (video interview with Daw Khine Khine Nwe)
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: Daw Khine Khine Nwe, Myanmar Employers’ delegate and Secretary, Basic Employers Organization of the Garment Factory, Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone, gives her reaction to the changes in her country and explains how she wants the international community to respond.
Author/creator: Daw Khine Khine Nwe
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: Adobe Flash (3 minutes, 47 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


Title: The ILO's role in Myanmar (video interview with Steven Marshall)
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: Steven Marshall, the ILO`s Liaison Officer in Myanmar, discusses the history of the ILO`s involvement in Myanmar, some of the challenges of dealing with forced labour in the country, and the role played by the ILO's unique tripartite structure in achieving progress
Author/creator: Steven Marshall, ILO Liaison officer in Myanmar
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: Adobe Flash (8.14 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Title: ILC 2001: Special sitting on forced labour in Myanmar (Provisional Record) plus supporting documents
Date of publication: 21 June 2001
Description/subject: Provisional Record 19 (Part 3). Committee on the Application of Standards. Special sitting concerning the application by Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), in application of the resolution adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 88th (2000) Session. The document contains: A. Record of the discussion in the Committee on the Application of Standards; B.Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations; C.Documents GB.280/6, and (Add. 1) and (Add. 2) under item 6 of the agenda of the Governing Body at its 280th Session (March 2001): "Developments concerning the question of the observance by theGovernment of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)"; D. Provision minutes of the discussion of this item; E.Developments since the 280th Session of the Governing Body (March 2001): Arrangements for an objective assessment of the situation of forced labour following measures taken by the Myanmar Government.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Labour Office
Format/size: pdf (103K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc89/pdf/pr-19-3.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


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


Title: International Labour Conference 2000
Date of publication: July 2000
Description/subject: (Useful overview and analysis) "Burma Debate" issue on ILC 2000: "Dancing with the Generals - The ILO Technical Cooperation Mission to Burma" (Mary Pack); Interviews with Lord Bill Brett, Mr. Rolf Thusing, H.E. Ambassador Asda Jayanama & Mr. Andrew Samet; ASEAN's ["alternative"] Proposal and the Compromise text - excerpts from the discussion in the Selection Committee; the text of the resolution and the result of the record vote.
Author/creator: Mary Pack
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Debate" Vol. VII No. 1
Format/size: Spring/Summer issue. Undated, but probably July/August 2000
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmadebate.org/archives/bdspring00.html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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