The visit of the ILO's Director-General took place a few months after the Royal Thai Government, Workers and Employers organizations signed Thailand's first Decent Work Country Programme during the celebration of ILO's 100 anniversary in April 2019.
Honour to meet with Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha in Bangkok. Our in-depth discussions on labour issues included the need for skills training to keep up with transformations in the world of work and productivity and competitiveness in the context of the #futureofwork. #ilo100 pic.twitter.com/VfRzbxUD0y— Guy Ryder (@GuyRyder) July 22, 2019
Great to meet with Minister of Labour of Thailand, Chatu Mongol Sonakul, in Bangkok this morning at the start of my visit to the country. We had the chance to discuss how we can strengthen cooperation and friendship between @ILO and Thailand. #ilo100 pic.twitter.com/kfxfKmVPyn— Guy Ryder (@GuyRyder) July 22, 2019
During his stay in Thailand, Mr Ryder also addressed Education International’s 8th World Congress and visited Samut Sakhon Port-in-Port-Out inspection centre, where the ILO has been supporting the Royal Thai Government, as well as Employers and Workers efforts to improve working conditions in the seafood processing industry. (Watch photos of Guy Ryder's visit to Thailand)
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 Papua New Guinea, where he will open a high level forum on climate change and decent work.
.@ilo Director-General @guyryder met with Thailand Prime Minister and Minister of Labour. Thailand has been standing by the ILO since its early days, in pursuit of social justice. #ILO100 years of cooperation with Govt, workers and employers. https://t.co/ZDXORkbz9p … pic.twitter.com/sEDUU6MhFJ— ILOAsiaPacific (@ILOAsiaPacific) July 24, 2019
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