The United Nations says the Burmese government has agreed to allow a UN official to travel to Burma to collect complaints from victims of forced labor.
A UN official said Wednesday the International Labor Organization will begin collecting complaints through a pilot program. The site of the pilot program is being finalized.
The UN agency has accused Burma's ruling military government of using civilians for forced labor and public works. The agency has said the country's previous plans to end the practice have not been credible.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.