Speeches

2017

  1. ILO Director-General address to the BRICS on "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future"

    26 July 2017

    “It is after all a fundamental desire of people across the world, above all in this period of transformative change and sometimes of uncertainty, that they can look forward and contribute to a better future of work – one with social justice and prosperity and decent work for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting.

  2. Keynote address of ILO Deputy Director General, Deborah Greenfield Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration

    25 July 2017

    By Ms Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General at Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration, New Delhi – 25 July 2017.

  3. © A. Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID 2017

    "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"

    12 June 2017

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

2016

  1. ILO Director-General’s intervention at the closing session of the BRICS Ministerial Meeting

    28 September 2016

  2. Speech of ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Alliance SDG 8.7 – South Asia Launch

    19 July 2016

    By Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at Alliance SDG 8.7 – South Asia Launch, Thimphu, Bhutan, 19 – 20 July 2016. The event is hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, the National Commission for Women and Children and the NACG Bhutan (SAIEVAC National Mechanisms) in collaboration with South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG), (Supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. World Youth Skills Day - Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    14 July 2016

    Empowering young people through skills development strengthens their capacity to help address the many challenges facing society, including poverty, injustice and violent conflict. There is no better investment than helping a young person to develop their abilities.

  4. End child labour in supply chains: It’s everyone’s business

    12 June 2016

    "Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour.

  5. Speech of Hon’ble Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of India at the Plenary Session, 105th Session of International Labour Conference

    07 June 2016

    By Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India at the plenary session of the 105th International Labour Conference. Geneva, 7 June 2016.

2015

  1. Address at the National Tripartite Workshop for Promoting the Ratifications of ILO Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health

    18 November 2015

    By Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the National Tripartite Workshop for Promoting the Ratifications of ILO Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 18 - 20 November 2015

  2. The current reality and future of work, in India and beyond

    07 October 2015

    MOLE-IHD-ILO public lecture by Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva

  3. Remarks at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development

    06 October 2015

    By Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy) at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentNew Delhi, 6 October 2015

  4. 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

2014

  1. Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development in India

    29 November 2014

    Remarks by José M. Salazar-­Xirinachs Assistant Director-General for Policy, ILO at Symposium: "Making in India: Towards a Strategy of Manufacturing-Led Growth and Job Creation in India"

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Keynote Address at the Inaugural Session of South Asia Labour Conference

    24 April 2014

    By Ms Tine Staermose, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the Inaugural Session of South Asia Labour Conference, Lahore, Pakistan, 24 April 2014

2013

  1. © Iliya Pitalev / RIA NOVOSTI 2017

    Promote and protect the rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants

    17 December 2013

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pillay.

  2. Address at the ILO/Ministry of Labour & Employment (MOLE)/ILO: Launch of Decent Work Country Programme (2013-17)

    17 December 2013

    By Ms Tine Staermose, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the ILO/MOLE Launch of Decent Work Country Programme (2013-17), New Delhi, India, 17 December 2013

  3. Address at the ILO/Ministry of Labour & Employment (MOLE: National Meeting on Elimination of Bonded Labour and Reducing Vulnerability to Bondage in India through Promotion of Decent Work

    08 October 2013

    By Ms Tine Staermose, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the ILO/MOLE National Meeting on Elimination of Bonded Labour and Reducing Vulnerability to Bondage in India through Promotion of Decent Work, New Delhi, India, 8 October 2013