Statements and speeches

2023

  1. Technical and vocational education and training and skills development

    Growing businesses beyond their hometown

    17 January 2023

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme has helped Malaysia’s local Sabahans supercharge their entrepreneurial, marketing and food processing skills.

  2. Opinion editorial

    Viewing jobs law and Perppu through the lens of freedom of association

    07 January 2023

    An opinion editorial by Albert Bonasahat, national project coordinator of the ILO Ship to Shore Rights Programme, published by the Jakarta Post on 7 January.

2022

  1. Migrant workers

    Social security offers a win-win for migrant workers and ASEAN alike

    18 December 2022

    Few migrant workers in the ASEAN region are covered by social protection, despite the benefits it offers workers and countries. To mark International Migrants Day, Panudda Boonpala Deputy Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific explains why this needs to change.

  2. ILO, IOM and UN Women Joint Press Statement

    The Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS) Programme Supports Sustainable and Inclusive Labour Migration Governance Frameworks in the Region.

    18 December 2022

    On this International Migrants' Day, the world lauds the socio-cultural and economic contributions of the 169 million migrant workers around the world, who help boost economies and strengthen the social fabric of communities.

  3. Statement

    AITUC has been pivotal in upholding the ILO’s values and principles, especially in times of crisis like the pandemic

    17 December 2022

    Opening remarks at the 42nd National Conference of AITUC in Alappuzha by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  4. Statement

    Opening address at the Knowledge-building and advocacy webinar on the application of extended reality (XR) technologies in TVET and skills development

    16 December 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Knowledge-building and advocacy webinar on the application of extended reality (XR) technologies in TVET and skills development, 16 December 2022, Manila, Philippines

  5. Statement

    Opening address at the Strategic planning for gender mainstreaming in the promotion of compliance to labour standards and OSH in the rural sectors

    14 December 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strategic planning for gender mainstreaming in the promotion of compliance to labour standards and OSH in the rural sectors, 14 December 2022, Manila, Philippines

  6. Statement

    Solidarity message at the 47th anniversary of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines

    14 December 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 47th anniversary of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), 14 December 2022, Manila, Philippines

  7. Labour Agenda

    Message at the launch of the 15-point Labour agenda by Philippine trade unions and workers’ organizations

    13 December 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the launch of the 15-point Labour agenda by Philippine trade unions and workers’ organizations, 13 December 2022, Manila, Philippines

  8. Statement

    EBMOs have a crucial role in promoting skills development, job protection, enterprise sustainability and adapting to digital transformation in India

    12 December 2022

    Inaugural address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO/DWT-CO New Delhi, at the CII–EFI National Conference on Industrial Relations