Speeches


This page contains a selection of the speeches and presentations given by ILO staff in Asia Pacific. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of any materials should be directed by email.

June 2016

  1. Speech of Hon’ble Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of India at the Plenary Session, 105th Session of International Labour Conference

    07 June 2016

    By Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India at the plenary session of the 105th International Labour Conference. Geneva, 7 June 2016.

May 2016

  1. Opening Remarks at the Signing Ceremony of Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste 2016-2020

    31 May 2016

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Opening of the Signing Ceremony of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste 2016-2020

April 2016

  1. Opening address at the Commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work; and the Conduct of Conference Workshop on Workers Participation in the Labour Laws Compliance System

    28 April 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work; and the Conduct of Conference Workshop on Workers at the Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City, 28 April 2016.

  2. Closing message at the International Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfer as Tools to Address Child Labour

    11 April 2016

    By Mr Hideki Kagohashi, Officer-in-Charge of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the International Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfer as Tools to Address Child Labour, Makati City, Philippines, 11 April 2016

  3. Impacts of International Labour Standards from ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) to the national business level and competition in TPP

    08 April 2016

    Speech by Dr Chang-Hee Lee, Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam, at the Viet Nam Leadership Summit organized in HCMC on 8 April 2016

March 2016

  1. Forced labour is bad for development and business alike

    31 March 2016

    Opening remarks by Dr Chang-Hee Lee, Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam, at the launch of guides preventing forced labour in the garment supply chains in Viet Nam.

  2. Switched On – Youth at the heart of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

    28 March 2016

    Remarks by Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director General and Director of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  3. Launch of employers' national network on youth initiative ( ENNYI)

    23 March 2016

    By Mr Donglin Li, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  4. Opening Remarks at the Business Forum on Inclusive Employment: Realizing Decent Work & Economic Growth for All

    22 March 2016

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Opening of the Business Forum on Inclusive Employment: Realizing Decent Work & Economic Growth for All

  5. Remarks by H.E. General Sirichai Distakul, Minister of Labour of Thailand

    17 March 2016

    Remarks by H.E. General Sirichai Distakul, Minister of Labour at the Launching Event of the Project Combating Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai fishing and Seafood Industry, at Ministry of Labour, Bangkok, Thailand on 17 March 2016

  6. Remarks by H.E. Mr. Jesús Miguel Sanz, Ambassador - Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Thailand

    17 March 2016

    Remarks by H.E. Mr. Jesús Miguel Sanz, Ambassador - Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Thailand at the Launching Event of the Project Combating Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai fishing and Seafood Industry, at Ministry of Labour, Bangkok, Thailand on 17 March 2016

  7. Remarks by Mr Maurizio Bussi, Director, ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic

    17 March 2016

    Remarks by Mr Maurizio Bussi, Director, ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic at the Launching Event of the Project Combating Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai fishing and Seafood Industry, at Ministry of Labour, Bangkok, Thailand on 17 March 2016

  8. Opening address to the first joint meeting of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) and the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), Bangkok, Thailand, 8 March 2016

    08 March 2016

    By Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

  9. Opening address at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Briefing of Stakeholders and Partners

    03 March 2016

    By Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project launching held at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila, 03 March 2016.

February 2016

  1. ILO's Deputy Director-General opening remarks at the Conference on Indonesia's Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

    17 February 2016

    By Gilbert Huongbo, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conference: Indonesia's Agenda for SDGs toward Decent Work in Indonesia.

January 2016

  1. Opening address at the 3rd National Domestic Workers’ Day 2016 celebration

    24 January 2016

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 3rd National Domestic Workers’ Day 2016 celebration, Quezon City, 24 January 2016

  2. Opening address at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Meeting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

    19 January 2016

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Meeting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Quezon City Philippines, 19 January 2016

December 2015

  1. ILO – Maga – NAITA Construction craftsman awarding ceremony

    29 December 2015

    By Mr Donglin Li, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  2. Regional Workshop on SDG Learning Agenda for Local Government in the context of South South Triangular Cooperation

    09 December 2015

    By Mr Donglin Li, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  3. Empowering a Global Generation of Young People

    08 December 2015

    ILO Director-General calls on the world's governments, workers and employers to build on the areas of training and education for youth that will unleash the potential for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and thus best serve the needs of communities and the planet.