Speeches

2022

  1. The Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS) Programme Supports Sustainable and Inclusive Labour Migration Governance Frameworks in the Region.

    18 December 2022

    On this International Migrants' Day, the world lauds the socio-cultural and economic contributions of the 169 million migrant workers around the world, who help boost economies and strengthen the social fabric of communities.

  2. AITUC has been pivotal in upholding the ILO’s values and principles, especially in times of crisis like the pandemic

    17 December 2022

    Opening remarks at the 42nd National Conference of AITUC in Alappuzha by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  3. EBMOs have a crucial role in promoting skills development, job protection, enterprise sustainability and adapting to digital transformation in India

    12 December 2022

    Inaugural address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO/DWT-CO New Delhi, at the CII–EFI National Conference on Industrial Relations

  4. UNIDO-ILO Policy Dialogue on Inclusive and Green Transformation of Manufacturing in India

    10 November 2022

    Opening remarks by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India.

  5. Inaugural of Workers Information Support Centre (WISC) in Vishakhapatnam

    02 November 2022

    Remarks by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India.

  6. Employees Provident Fund Organisation's 70th Foundation Day

    01 November 2022

    Opening address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India.

  7. Business crisis responses need to prioritize partnerships with trade unions and respect labour rights for enterprises to be successful

    14 October 2022

    Opening remarks at the 'Good employee relations practices' report launch by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO/DWT-CO New Delhi

  8. South Asian trade unions showed tremendous resilience during the pandemic to benefit workers for social security, health and migration

    14 October 2022

    Welcome speech by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the South Asia Trade Union Conference

  9. Supporting workers living with HIV with social protection and making them productive workforce members crucial to the Decent Work Agenda

    28 September 2022

    Opening remarks by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the "Sensitization programme on National AIDS programme for medical officers of Employees' State Insurance Corporation"

  10. Data-driven policies and programmes are crucial to curtailing devastating impact of the pandemic on child labour

    28 September 2022

    Keynote speech for the state-level consultation on prevention, rehabilitation and elimination of child labour in Uttar Pradesh by the ILO and State Labour Department, by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  11. Employee excellence is built on a culture of trust and involvement, which nurtures talent and fosters innovation

    22 September 2022

    Special address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the Economic Times Employee Excellence Summit 2022

  12. Cooperatives are the backbone of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia-Pacific, creating avenues for informal workers and promoting decent work

    09 August 2022

    Keynote Address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at an event on the ILO Recommendation 193 and the Social and Solidarity Economy - Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region

  13. An inclusive policy for the elimination of child labour is crucial for realizing decent work and ensuring social progress occurs with economic development

    03 August 2022

    Inaugural address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the "Stakeholder consultation for child labour policy in India".

  14. Important to protect the 1 billion workers exposed to chemicals globally with knowledge about their safe use and handling

    27 July 2022

    Address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the MoU signing for the International Chemical Safety Cards with the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

  15. Towards Fair and Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Promoting Decent Work for Invisible Workers in South Asia”

    17 June 2022

    Special address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at a knowledge sharing workshop organized by the Sustainable Global Supply Chains project

  16. Launching of Voluntary Pledge by Employers’ Organizations: Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers in India

    16 June 2022

    Opening remarks by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the launch of the voluntary pledge by Employers' Organizations promoting decent work for domestic workers

  17. 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"

  18. 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.

  19. India's apprenticeship process can be optimized to equip the youth with the necessary competencies to gain decent, sustainable, and meaningful work.

    27 April 2022

    Opening remarks by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India at the Apprenticeship in India: Country Strategy Innovation Bootcamp

  20. Inclusive governance, a just transition, gender-equity and digitalization are the four considerations that the future of work should be built upon

    13 April 2022

    Valedictory address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the 62nd Indian Society of Labour Economics Conference at IIT Roorkee