May 2016 Myanmar attends ILO meeting in Geneva

International Labor Organisation (ILO) was founded in 1919 - the only tripartite U.N. agency, brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.The broad policies of the ILO are set by the International Labor Conference, which meets once a year in June, in Geneva, Switzerland. This annual Conference brings together governments', workers' and employers' delegates of the ILO member States. Each member State is represented by a delegation consisting of two government delegates, an employer delegate, a worker delegate and their respective advisers. Many of the government representatives are cabinet ministers responsible for labor affairs in their own countries. Employer and worker delegates are nominated in agreement with the most representative national organisations of employers and workers.Myanmar became an ILO member in 1948. Every year representatives from Myanmar attend the International Labor Conference in Geneva. For this year 2016, Union Minister of the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population, H.E. U Thein Swe attended the (105th) session of the International Labor Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland during from 30th May to 10th July. The delegation led by the Union Minister came to Geneva on 5th June and Union Minister, U Thein Swe, addressed the speech in the plenary meeting of the conference on 7th June.Moreover, Union Minister, U Thein Swe discussed the progress of the country's labour sector and discussed regional cooperation in a meeting of Asia-Pacific Labour Ministers. Additionally, H.E . U Thein Swe met ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and discussed about the issues to cooperate between ILO and Myanmar.The activities of the ILO in Myanmar are governed by an Understanding between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the International Labor Office concerning the appointment of an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar, reached in 2002. According to this understanding, the Liaison Officer's role covers all activities relevant to ensuring the prompt and effective elimination of forced labor in the country. The ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon reports directly to the Deputy Director-General for Management and Reform DDG/MR.