Statements and speeches

2019

  1. 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).

  2. Statement

    Launching of ILO - SCOPE Network of Champions

    12 September 2019

    Welcome address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the launch of ILO SCOPE Network of Champions.

  3. Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week: Securing the Future of the Region

    More and more countries recognize the role of universal social protection in reducing poverty and inequality

    10 September 2019

    Statement of ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Tomoko Nishimoto, at a special session on the Centenary of the International Labour Organization held by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.

  4. Statement

    World of Work: Issues and Challenges for Trade Unions

    20 August 2019

    Inaugural address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Country Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia at the National workshop on World of Work: Issues and Challenges for Trade Unions

  5. Youth4OSH

    Opening address at the launch of the ILO Youth4OSH Communication Platform

    31 July 2019

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Ma. Concepcion Sardaña, Senior Programme Officer at the launch of the ILO Youth4OSH Communication Platform, 31 July 2019, Makati City, Philippines

  6. Op-ed

    Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers

    31 July 2019

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  7. Statement

    Towards Progressive Labour Policy to Promote Investment, Growth & Employment

    31 July 2019

    Special address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Country Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia at the All India Organisation of Employers’ (AIOE) Annual General Meeting.

  8. Pacific high-level forum on climate change and decent work

    "We have to work for a process of productive transformation that protects our blue ocean and gives us all a future"

    26 July 2019

    Guy Ryder addressed the Pacific high-level forum on climate change and decent work during the first visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  9. 8th World Congress of Education International

    Education must safeguard democracy, promote the common good

    23 July 2019

    In a speech to the 8th World Congress of Education International in Bangkok, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights the critical role of trade unions and teachers in shaping a just, human-centred future of work.

  10. Safe and fair migration

    ILO Regional-Director speech on ending violence against women migrant workers

    10 July 2019

    Addressing the regional dialogue on coordinated quality services for ending violence against women migrant workers organized under the joint EU-ILO-UN Women 'Safe and fair' programme, ILO Regional-Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, explained the importance of the newly adopted convention on violence and harassment in the world of work.