Statements and speeches

2019

  1. Domestic Workers' Day

    An aging Asia increases the demand for domestic workers. But what about their rights?

    16 June 2019

    Mr. Nilim Baruah, International Labour Organization’s Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia.

  2. © Tran Van Yen / ILO 2019

    World Day Against Child Labour

    How we treat our children is a reflection of our societies and values

    12 June 2019

    In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.

  3. Blog

    The Centenary International Labour Conference – What to expect

    08 June 2019

    The Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) will be a gathering like no other. While the ILC is an annual event, this 108th Session of the Conference is taking place in the 100th year of the Organization. To mark this special occasion the focus will be on the profound transformations under way in the world of work, including the evolving role of the ILO in building a future of work we want.

  4. Blog

    Captain Jasmin – Charting a sea change in a man’s world

    07 June 2019

    When I began working on ships I would encounter negativity. The thought in people’s minds is ‘you can’t do the job’. They say it’s too physical, that women can’t do it... So you have to work ten times harder than the men.

  5. Blog

    A rocky but productive road to jobs

    31 May 2019

    In the midst of the conflict-affected country, I witnessed hard-working, peace-loving people going about their lives, seemingly unperturbed by the conflict. They come out every day to eke out a living, driven by steadfast hope and deep-rooted determination, to rebuild their lives and their local economies.

  6. Mining

    Opening address at the Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

    28 May 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining, Manila, Philippines, 28 March 2019

  7. Article

    Beyond online movement, eliminating sexual harassment requires tough actions and laws

    24 May 2019

    By Andrea Prince, Labour Lawyer, ILO Viet Nam

  8. © Tony Webster 2019

    International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    Ensure justice and protection for LGBTI workers

    17 May 2019

    On the occasion of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that a human-centred future of work that leaves no-one behind must include LGBTI workers.

  9. Social justice

    Celebration of 65th anniversary of Transport & Dock Workers’ Union, Mumbai and joint action by Trade Union in Mumbai to eliminate violence against women.

    16 May 2019

    Address by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Country Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia

  10. Blog

    Can technology transform the fashion industry?

    16 May 2019

    Talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution can quickly get abstract. Discussion travels at lightning speed into a world of augmented reality and robots, blockchain and biotechnology.