The International Labor Organization opened its annual conference in Geneva Tuesday, with Burma high on the list of items to discuss.
The UN labor organization has said state-imposed forced labor in Burma is one of its top concerns and warned the military-ruled nation that it may call for the 178 ILO members to impose sanctions on Burma if its record does not improve.
Earlier this year, a high-level ILO team cut short its visit to Burma because it was denied permission to see a top government official to discuss the forced-labor issue.
Some 4,000 delegates are attending the ILO conference, which will also include discussions of global trends in working hours, occupational safety and health, and work for young people.
Information for this report is provided by AP.