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.

September 2016

  1. Opening Remarks at the Indonesia Labour Market Outlook Interactive Discussion

    15 September 2016

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Opening of the Indonesia Labour Market Outlook Interactive Discussion

  2. © Ramany / NurPhoto/afp 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh

    12 September 2016

    "The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. Opening address at the National consultation of the Convening stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (COSTREC-ASGM)

    06 September 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National consultation of the Convening stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (COSTREC-ASGM), Manila, 6 September 2016

  4. Universal social protection is achievable and critical to implementing the new UN development agenda

    06 September 2016

    Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the ILO-China-ASEAN High-level Seminar to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on Universal Social Protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Beijing, China.

  5. ILO head calls for setting the global economy on a faster and more inclusive development trajectory

    05 September 2016

August 2016

  1. Opening Remarks at High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Protection

    26 August 2016

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Opening of High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Protection

  2. Opening address at the Green jobs and just transition technical workshop for employers

    21 August 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Green jobs and just transition technical workshop for employers, Makati City, 22 August 2016

July 2016

  1. Keynote address at the Luzon area wide consultations on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81) and Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No.129)

    28 July 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Luzon area wide consultations on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81) and Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969, (No.129), Manila, 29 July 2016

  2. Speech of ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Alliance SDG 8.7 – South Asia Launch

    19 July 2016

    By Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at Alliance SDG 8.7 – South Asia Launch, Thimphu, Bhutan, 19 – 20 July 2016. The event is hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, the National Commission for Women and Children and the NACG Bhutan (SAIEVAC National Mechanisms) in collaboration with South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG), (Supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. World Youth Skills Day - Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    14 July 2016

    Empowering young people through skills development strengthens their capacity to help address the many challenges facing society, including poverty, injustice and violent conflict. There is no better investment than helping a young person to develop their abilities.

June 2016

  1. Welcome Remarks at the Region IV-A Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Summit

    23 June 2016

    By Mr Rene Robert, on behalf of Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Region IV-A Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Summit, Laguna, 23 June 2016

  2. Opening Remarks at the Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia

    08 June 2016

    By Francesco d’Ovidio, Country Director ILO in Indonesia, at @America, Jakarta, on Wednesday, 8 June 2016.

  3. 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