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.

December 2014

  1. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2014

    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 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)

  4. A G20 strategy for reducing unemployment and income inequality

    14 November 2014

    Remarks by Sandra Polaski Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO

  5. New initiative to improve labour rights in Myanmar

    14 November 2014

    Joint statement of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the United States of America, Japan, Denmark and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  6. Opening address at the ASEAN conference on strengthening the protection and empowerment of women migrant workers

    12 November 2014

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ASEAN conference on strengthening the protection and empowerment of women migrant workers, Pasig City, Philippines, 13 November 2014

  7. Message at the graduation ceremony, shelter construction and skills training project - Tacloban City Government, Eastern Visayas State University, Operations Compassion and ILO

    08 November 2014

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the graduation ceremony, shelter construction and skills training project, Tacloban City, Philippines, 8 November 2014

  8. Message at the graduation ceremony, shelter construction and skills training project - Tacloban City Government, Eastern Visayas State University, Operations Compassion and ILO

    07 November 2014

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the graduation ceremony, shelter construction and skills training project, Tacloban City, Philippines, 8 November 2014

September 2014

  1. Opening address at the Working out of disasters: job-led growth after Bopha (Pablo)

    25 September 2014

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Working out of disasters: job-led growth after Bopha (Pablo), Makati City, Philippines, 26 September 2014

  2. Key Note Address at the Panel Discussion on Regional Cooperation on Employment and Labour Issues in South Asia

    20 September 2014

    By Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Panel Discussion on Regional Cooperation on Employment and Labour Issues in South Asia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 20 September 2014

  3. ILO Director General's address on G20 Labour Markets

    11 September 2014

    The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, joined the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne in September 2014, during which the ILO presented a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the Ministerial discussions.

  4. Unless we take decisive action, the AEC risks leaving some behind

    04 September 2014

    Opening speech by Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific,at the Viet Nam Policy Dialogue on "ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity"

July 2014

  1. Opening address at the Fostering the social and professional reintegration of returned migrants

    14 July 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Fostering the social and professional reintegration of returned migrants, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 14 July 2014

  2. Opening address at the ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference 2014

    03 July 2014

    By Ms Laura Brewer, Deputy Director of ILO Country Office for the Philippines, on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the at the ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference 2014, Manila, Philippines, 3 July 2014

June 2014

  1. Opening address at the consultative forum on collective bargaining

    23 June 2014

    By Ms Carla Henry, Deputy Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultative forum on collective bargaining, Quezon City, Philippines, 23 June 2014

  2. Keynote address: Extend social protection, combat child labour

    12 June 2014

    By Ms Carla Henry, Deputy Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the World Day against Child Labour, Tacloban, Philippines, 12 June 2014

  3. Statement - South Asian Child Rights Group Calls for Augmented Social Protection to End Child Labour and All Forms of Violence against Children

    12 June 2014

May 2014

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director’s opening remarks to the Workshop on Social Insurance Law Reform

    27 May 2014

  2. Regional Director's remarks at the 23rd Meeting of ASEAN Labour Minsters

    22 May 2014

    By Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the 23rd Meeting of ASEAN Labour Minsters, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on 22 May 2014