Statements and speeches

2019

  1. Article

    The three elements that Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  2. Statement

    Towards a Safe and Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry in India

    26 September 2019

    Inaugural address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at National Tripartite Workshop on Improving Occupational Safety and Health towards a Safe and Sustainable Ship Recycling Industry in India organised in partnership with Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI).

  3. Article

    China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

  4. Statement

    National Summit on Bridging Skill Gaps in Industry 4.0

    13 September 2019

    Inaugural session address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the National Summit on Bridging Skill Gaps in Industry 4.0 organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).

  5. Statement

    Launching of ILO - SCOPE Network of Champions

    12 September 2019

    Welcome address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the launch of ILO SCOPE Network of Champions.

  6. Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week: Securing the Future of the Region

    More and more countries recognize the role of universal social protection in reducing poverty and inequality

    10 September 2019

    Statement of ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Tomoko Nishimoto, at a special session on the Centenary of the International Labour Organization held by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.

  7. Statement

    World of Work: Issues and Challenges for Trade Unions

    20 August 2019

    Inaugural address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Country Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia at the National workshop on World of Work: Issues and Challenges for Trade Unions

  8. Youth4OSH

    Opening address at the launch of the ILO Youth4OSH Communication Platform

    31 July 2019

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Ma. Concepcion Sardaña, Senior Programme Officer at the launch of the ILO Youth4OSH Communication Platform, 31 July 2019, Makati City, Philippines

  9. Op-ed

    Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers

    31 July 2019

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  10. Statement

    Towards Progressive Labour Policy to Promote Investment, Growth & Employment

    31 July 2019

    Special address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Country Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia at the All India Organisation of Employers’ (AIOE) Annual General Meeting.