Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ILO seeks to ‘eradicate child labour’ in Myanmar

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is planning to eradicate child labour in Myanmar by running a pilot project in 2016, according to a press release issued on October 3.
The four-year model pilot project will be implemented in three areas - Yangon, Ayeyarwady regions and Mon state, focusing on over 3,600 children and their family members.

Working with the ILO, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security plans to release a report on child labour in November.
Myanmar continues to struggle with the issue of child labour. Most of the children, from poverty-stricken families, are employed at tea shops in Yangon and Mandalay. In addition, there are still an unclear number of child soldiers in the armed services.

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