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.

August 2015

  1. 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 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

May 2015

  1. Opening address at the Trainers’ Training and Workshop on International Labour Standards, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for A.O. 35 Members and Selected Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Monitoring Boards

    24 May 2015

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Trainers’ Training and Workshop on International Labour Standards, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for A.O. 35 Members and Selected Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Monitoring Boards, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 25 May 2015

  2. Statement at the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment deliberation on occupational safety and health and other issues relative to the Valenzuela Kentex Factory

    19 May 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment deliberation on occupational safety and health and other issues relative to the Valenzuela Kentex Factory, Quezon City, Philippines, 20 May 2015

  3. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures

    14 May 2015

  4. © Russell Watkins / DFID 2015

    ILO Director-General reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

    13 May 2015

April 2015

  1. ILO Director-General: Building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health

    28 April 2015

March 2015

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech in Vung Tau for National Week on Occupational Safety and Health

    15 March 2015

    Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam National Week on Occupational Safety and Health, Vung Tau, 15 March 2015

  2. Disaster risk reduction and the Post-2015 framework for sustainable development

    12 March 2015

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March 2015 - Sendai, Japan).

February 2015

  1. Message at the signing of a new Grant Agreement between the ILO and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

    01 February 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the signing of a new Grant Agreement between the ILO and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Pasig City, Philippines, 2 February 2015

January 2015

  1. Opening address at the consultation-workshop on policy reforms in collective bargaining

    27 January 2015

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation-workshop on policy reforms in collective bargaining, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 28 January 2015

  2. Opening address at the ASEAN conference on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons

    26 January 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ASEAN conference on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons, Pasay City, Philippines, 27 January 2015

  3. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech at the Reception on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Viet Nam Social Security

    22 January 2015

    Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Director, addresses the Anniversary of Vietnam Social Security on 22 Jan 2015 at Hilton Hanoi Opera, Hanoi.

  4. Opening address at the workshop on adopting a roadmap to eliminate child labour in domestic work in the Philippines

    18 January 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the workshop on adopting a roadmap to eliminate child labour in domestic work in the Philippines, Makati City, Philippines, 19 January 2015

December 2014

  1. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2015

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

    18 December 2014

November 2014

  1. Opening address at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation

    26 November 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation, Rockwell Tent, Makati City, Philippines, 27 November 2014

  2. Keynote address at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation

    26 November 2014

    By His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, delivered by Secretary Gregory Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation, Rockwell Tent, Makati City, Philippines, 27 November 2014

  3. Statement - South Asian Child Rights Group Calls for Robust Protection of Child Rights

    20 November 2014

    Statement of the South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG)