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 2017

  1. From Us

    16 January 2017

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, for the ILO Jakarta Newsletter - Edition: January 2017

  2. Opening address at the One with the children in ending child labour (Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya)

    12 January 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the One with the children in ending child labour (Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya), Quezon City, 12 January 2017

December 2016

  1. Opening address at the workshop on Implementing reforms on the Philippines’ protection from unemployment schemes

    15 December 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Workshop on Implementing reforms on the Philippines’ protection from unemployment schemes, Pasig City, Philippines, 15 December 2016

  2. Opening address at the ILO-ATUC Training Workshop for ATUC Focal Points on Migrant Labour

    12 December 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-ATUC Training Workshop for ATUC Focal Points on Migrant Labour, Manila, Philippines, 12 December 2016

November 2016

  1. Opening address at the ILO-ASEAN Seminar on the potential of social protection to build resilience to disasters, Pasig City, Philippines, 22 November 2016

    22 November 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-ASEAN Seminar on the potential of social protection to build resilience to disasters, Pasig City, Philippines, 22 November 2016

  2. Opening Remarks at the The Future of Work Initiative: Transformations Affecting the Labour Market in Indonesia

    03 November 2016

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the The Future of Work Initiative: Transformations Affecting the Labor Market in Indonesia

October 2016

  1. Message at the High-level tripartite consultation on the application of ILO Convention 176 on safety and health in mines

    28 October 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the High-level tripartite consultation on the application of ILO Convention 176 on safety and health in mines, Pasig, Philippines, 28 October 2016

  2. Opening Remarks at the Definition Seminar of the National Strategy for Social Protection of Timor-Leste: 2nd Phase

    19 October 2016

    By Francesco d'Ovidio, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Opening of the Definition Seminar of the National Strategy for Social Protection of Timor-Leste: 2nd Phase

  3. Opening remarks by Maurizio Bussi of the 15th Anniversary celebration Better Factories Cambodia

    18 October 2016

    This is the Opening and Welcoming remarks by Mr Maurizio Bussi of the 15th Anniversary celebration Better Factories Cambodia held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 18 October 2016.

  4. Opening address at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop

    06 October 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop, Manila, 6 October 2016

  5. High Level Opening and Welcoming Remarks

    04 October 2016

    These are the Opening and Welcoming remarks by High Level of the Sub-Regional Consultation Workshop on Achieving SDG 8.7 held in CR3, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand during 14-15 September 2016

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 2017

    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 IndustriALL national workshop on workers’ participation in the labour law compliance system

    08 September 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National consultation of the IndustriALL national workshop on workers’ participation in the labour law compliance system, Quezon City, Philippines, 8 September 2016

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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