Statements and speeches


  1. Statement

    Skilling is the answer to challenges of future

    10 December 2019

    Special address by Ms. Walter Dagmar, Director, DWT South Asia and India at CII’s National Conference on Skill Development and Livelihood – Skills4Jobs: Driving Convergence.

  2. Statement

    Social Dialogue offers voice to everyone

    09 December 2019

    Inaugural address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, DWT South Asia and India at National Tripartite Social Dialogue Workshop in Mumbai organized jointly by the ILO and V V Giri National Labour Institute.

  3. Workers and Sustainable Development

    Message at the Trade Unions and Sustainable Development Goals: A South-South Learning Exchange and Training Workshop

    02 December 2019

    Delivered on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Philippines by Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, 2 December 2019, Makati City, Philippines

  4. Statement

    Speech for the Workshop on Validation of Final Draft National Occupational Safety and Health Programme 2020 – 2024

    26 November 2019

    By Michiko Miyamoto, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste

  5. Statement

    No social justice without achieving Target 8.7

    20 November 2019

    Ms. Walter Dagmar, Director, DWT South Asia and India, addresses the gathering on behalf of ILO’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Tomoko Nishimoto at the inaugural session of the Asia Regional Conference on Alliance 8.7

  6. Statement

    Labour Statistics are foundation of policy-making for Decent Work

    14 November 2019

    Inaugural address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO South Asia and New Delhi, at Technical Consultation Periodic Labour Force Survey and 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS)

  7. © Frans Persoon 2019

    International Labour Standards

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.

  8. Statement

    Strive to build the future of work you want

    09 November 2019

    Ms. Walter Dagmar, Director, ILO DWT South Asia and India, addressed the future managers at XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, at seminar based on ILO’s centenary theme of ‘Future of Work’.

  9. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Uncertain global economic and jobs outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions

    19 October 2019

    Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue and labour standards and institutions, the Director-General, Guy Ryder has told the World Bank

  10. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Growing concerns about global employment and economic growth require stronger response

    19 October 2019

    Pro-active, effective measures, with a particular focus on small economic units, are needed to ensure that the response to a slowing global economy can prevent global unemployment rising and growth weakening.