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.

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. 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.

  2. Opening Remarks at the Social Dialogue Seminar on Social Protection System in Timor-Leste

    03 December 2015

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Social Dialogue Seminar on Social Protection System in Timor-Leste, 3 December

November 2015

  1. Address at the National Tripartite Workshop for Promoting the Ratifications of ILO Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health

    18 November 2015

    By Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the National Tripartite Workshop for Promoting the Ratifications of ILO Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 18 - 20 November 2015

  2. Remarks at the Launch of Women Workers' Health and Productive Movement

    12 November 2015

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Launch of Women Workers' Health and Productive Movement, 12 November

  3. Talking Points at the Joint Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and the Republic of Indonesia: “United Nations Day 2015: Celebrating 70 Years of Working Together”

    10 November 2015

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at Joint Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and the Republic of Indonesia: “United Nations Day 2015: Celebrating 70 Years of Working Together”, 10 November

  4. Opening Remarks at ILO Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconiosis Workshop

    09 November 2015

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at ILO Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconiosis Workshop, 9 November 2015

  5. Opening Remarks at the Binational Workshop on the Recruitment and Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in the Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor

    03 November 2015

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Binational Workshop on the Recruitment and Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in the Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor, 3 November

October 2015

  1. Closing Remarks at the Executive Dialogue with Private Sector on Rights, Diversity, and Equality at Workplace

    27 October 2015

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Executive Dialogue with Private Sector on Rights, Diversity, and Equality at Workplace, 27 October

  2. Opening address at the Labour Market Information beyond the numbers: translating labour market information into proactive interventions on job-skill matching

    22 October 2015

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Labour Market Information beyond the numbers: translating labour market information into proactive interventions on job-skill matching, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 22 October 2015

  3. The current reality and future of work, in India and beyond

    07 October 2015

    MOLE-IHD-ILO public lecture by Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva

  4. Remarks at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development

    06 October 2015

    By Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy) at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentNew Delhi, 6 October 2015

September 2015

  1. © Ray Witlin / World Bank 2016

    "Great potential for South-South cooperation to help improve the working lives of millions"

    12 September 2015

    "There is a lot of room for scaling up South-South cooperation and for strengthening interregional cooperation in the global South. Workers and employers and their organizations along with governments all have a role to play in encouraging this expansion," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.

August 2015

  1. Opening Remarks at the Seminar Result of Research on Returned Migrant Domestic Workers in Three Origin Areas and One Rehabilitation and Trauma Center in Indonesia

    27 August 2015

    By Michiko Miyamoto, Officer-in-Charge of ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Seminar Result of Research on Returned Migrant Domestic Workers in Three Origin Areas and One Rehabilitation and Trauma Center in Indonesia, 27 August 2015

  2. Opening address at the Strengthening partnerships: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery following Haiyan

    05 August 2015

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strengthening partnerships: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery following Haiyan, Makati City Philippines, 6 August 2015

July 2015

  1. Opening address at the conference on the ratification of ILO Convention 151: Key to empowering and harnessing public sector unions towards achieving sustainable quality public services and good governance

    20 July 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the conference on the ratification of ILO Convention 151: Key to empowering and harnessing public sector unions towards achieving sustainable quality public services and good governance, Manila, Philippines, 21 July 2015

  2. Opening address at the consultation on the Work in Fishing Convention (Convention 188)

    09 July 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation on the Work in Fishing Convention (Convention 188), Manila, Philippines, 10 July 2015

June 2015

  1. Opening Remarks at the National Seminar on Recognizing the Rights of Home Workers as Workers

    17 June 2015

    By Michiko Miyamoto, Officer-in-Charge of ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the National Seminar on Recognizing the Rights of Home Workers as Workers, 17 June 2015

  2. Opening Remarks at the Technical Consultation Exploring Education Strategies to Address Child Labour in India

    12 June 2015

    By Ms. Panudda Boonpala, Officer-in-Charge, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the Technical Consultation Exploring Education Strategies to Address Child Labour in India, New Delhi, 12 June 2015