ILO Chief meets with Thailand's Prime Minister

During an official visit to Thailand, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour of the Royal Thai Government.

News | 22 July 2019
BANGKOK (ILO News) - During a two-day visit to Thailand from 22 to 24 July, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder met with General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand and Labour Minister, M.R. Chatu Mongol Sonakul.

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.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Wongpaithoon - ILO Information Officer,
Ms Laetitia Dard - ILO Regional Communication Officer,