Statements and speeches

2019

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 8th World Congress of Education International

    Education must safeguard democracy, promote the common good

    23 July 2019

    In a speech to the 8th World Congress of Education International in Bangkok, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights the critical role of trade unions and teachers in shaping a just, human-centred future of work.

  4. Safe and fair migration

    ILO Regional-Director speech on ending violence against women migrant workers

    10 July 2019

    Addressing the regional dialogue on coordinated quality services for ending violence against women migrant workers organized under the joint EU-ILO-UN Women 'Safe and fair' programme, ILO Regional-Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, explained the importance of the newly adopted convention on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  5. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  6. Child labour

    Opening address at the World Day against Child Labour celebration in the Philippines

    29 June 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the World Day against Child Labour celebration in the Philippines, Pasay, Philippines, 29 June 2019

  7. Q&A

    ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  8. Safe and fair migration

    ILO Regional Director speech on social protection in Asia and the Pacific

    25 June 2019

    ILO Regional-Director Tomoko Nishimoto, addressed the group of experts for strengthening regional cooperation on social protection in Asia and the Pacific.

  9. 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.

  10. © 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.