Statements and speeches


  1. Statement

    Labour Statistics are foundation of policy-making for Decent Work

    14 November 2019

    Inaugural address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO South Asia and New Delhi, at Technical Consultation Periodic Labour Force Survey and 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS)

  2. © Frans Persoon 2019

    International Labour Standards

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.

  3. Statement

    Strive to build the future of work you want

    09 November 2019

    Ms. Walter Dagmar, Director, ILO DWT South Asia and India, addressed the future managers at XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, at seminar based on ILO’s centenary theme of ‘Future of Work’.

  4. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Uncertain global economic and jobs outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions

    19 October 2019

    Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue and labour standards and institutions, the Director-General, Guy Ryder has told the World Bank

  5. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Growing concerns about global employment and economic growth require stronger response

    19 October 2019

    Pro-active, effective measures, with a particular focus on small economic units, are needed to ensure that the response to a slowing global economy can prevent global unemployment rising and growth weakening.

  6. Statement

    Ending discrimination, Scaling up HIV Testing and Treatment for workers

    18 October 2019

    Inaugural address by Mr. Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT and Country Office - New Delhi at National Workshop on Ending Discrimination, Scaling up HIV testing and Treatment for workers.

  7. Article

    What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  8. Statement

    Towards a Safe and Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry in India

    26 September 2019

    Inaugural address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at National Tripartite Workshop on Improving Occupational Safety and Health towards a Safe and Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry in India organised in partnership with Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI).

  9. Article

    China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

  10. Statement

    National Summit on Bridging Skill Gaps in Industry 4.0

    13 September 2019

    Inaugural session address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the National Summit on Bridging Skill Gaps in Industry 4.0 organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).