Statements and speeches

2022

  1. Op-ed

    It’s time to give domestic workers across Asia and the Pacific the rights they deserve

    16 June 2022

    With few rights and little social protection, domestic workers were often cast aside during the COVID-19 pandemic to fend for themselves. On International Domestic Workers Day, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the International Labour Organization’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains why it’s time for change.

  2. Statement

    Opening address at the Learner-centred STEM in TVET national workshop graduation

    30 May 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Learner-centred STEM in TVET national workshop graduation, 30 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  3. Manila, Philippines

    Opening address at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of agriculture mining

    27 May 2022

    By Ms Cerilyn Pastolero, Project Manager of the ILO Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of mining, 27 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  4. Statement

    Re-thinking the MSME support ecosystem to build back better from the pandemic and natural disasters

    26 May 2022

    By Mr Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strengthening resilience of women and youth-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) in the creative industry in the Philippines for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development policy workshop of UN DESA and DTI, 26 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  5. Statement

    India's ICT sector has grown meteorically in the last two decades, making it an important lever of employment for the next generation of workers

    25 May 2022

    Opening remarks by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DTW-South Asia and Country Office for India at the Global Research Webinar "Towards a brighter future of work in the digital economy"

  6. Manila, Philippines

    Opening address at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of agriculture and fishing

    24 May 2022

    By Ms Cerilyn Pastolero, Project Manager of the ILO Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women at the workshop on Participatory Action Oriented Training (PAOT) approaches to improving occupational safety and health in the rural sectors of agriculture and fishing, 24 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  7. Statement

    An inclusive workplace and business is one that includes people with disabilities in its decision-making processes

    10 May 2022

    Special address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the National Conference on Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities; A & I - The Future of India Inc. - Building Accessible and Inclusive Workplace.

  8. Statement

    Message at the Graduation ceremonies of the ILO-Great Women-J.P. Morgan women entrepreneurs peer programme

    04 May 2022

    By Ms Sara Andersson, Project Technical Officer delivered on behalf of Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Graduation ceremonies of the ILO-Great Women-J.P. Morgan women entrepreneurs peer programme, 4 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  9. Op-ed

    At land or sea, decent work is a right for all

    01 May 2022

    An ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude prevails all too often when it comes to the labour rights of workers employed in South East Asia’s fishing and seafood processing sectors. On International Workers' Day, Mi Zhou and Benjamin Harkins argue that it’s time for change.

  10. Manila, Philippines

    Opening address at the Communication and visibility capacity development programme for workers

    29 April 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Communication and visibility capacity development programme for workers, 29 April 2022, Manila, Philippines