ILO Director-General to visit Thailand

The Director-General of the ILO, Mr Guy Ryder, is to visit Thailand from Thursday 13 December to Sunday 16 December. The trip will be Mr Ryder’s first visit to Asia since he took up the post of Director-General on 1 October 2012.

Press release | Bangkok, Thailand | 07 December 2012
BANGKOK (ILO News) The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, is to visit Thailand from Thursday, 13 December to Sunday, 16 December.

The trip will be Mr Ryder’s first visit to Asia since he took up the post of Director-General on 1 October 2012.

Guy Ryder
During his visit Mr Ryder is scheduled to hold talks with the Thai Prime Minister, H.E. Ms Yingluck Shinawatra, the Minister of Labour, Mr Padermchai Sasomsap and other senior government officials He will also meet representatives of Thailand’s workers’ and employers’ organizations.

The Director-General will also visit Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon, where ILO has projects that aim to eliminate child labour, improve working conditions in the seafood processing industry, including addressing the special needs of migrant workers.

The ILO is the United Nations specialized agency that deals with work and work-related issues. It has a unique tripartite structure that involves workers, employers and governments equally in its governance and decision-making. The ILO was set up in 1919 and Thailand is one of the founder members.

Following his stay in Thailand, Mr Ryder will travel on to the Philippines for more official meetings.

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Ms Sophy Fisher
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