Statements and speeches

2013

  1. Statement

    Workshop on Poverty reduction through Tourism

    06 August 2013

    By Shafinaz Hassendeen, OIC, ILO

  2. Statement

    ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the occasion of the launching ceremony of National Wage Council in Viet Nam

    06 August 2013

    By Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam, at the Launching Ceremony of National Wage Council In Viet Nam, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 6 August 2013

  3. Statement

    Opening address at the mobility of health professionals between the Philippines and selected EU member States: a policy dialogue

    23 July 2013

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the mobility of health professionals between the Philippines and selected EU member States: a policy dialogue, Makati City, Philippines, 23 July 2013

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    International labour standards

    ILO statement on reform of Bangladesh labour law

    22 July 2013

    Amendments to the Bangladesh labour Act 2006 were adopted on 15 July 2013. Its conformity with international labour standards ratified by Bangladesh will be reviewed by the ILO supervisory machinery later in the year.

  5. Bangladesh

    Solar home systems: Lighting the way to a greener world of work in Bangladesh

    25 June 2013

    While the national grid reaches many areas of Bangladesh, most of the country’s 142 million inhabitants live in rural areas and 70 per cent of them are not connected. Most rely on kerosene fuelled lamps for lighting and petrol or diesel-fired generators for other power needs. Solar power is increasingly seen as a convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for many in Bangladesh.

  6. Statement

    Opening address at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO and the Bangsamoro Development Agency for the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)

    19 June 2013

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at signing of the memorandum of understanding between the ILO and the Bangsamoro Development Agency for the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE), Cotabato City, Philippines, 19 June 2013

  7. Statement

    Opening address at the ILO-ADB regional workshop on promoting women in the labour market

    17 June 2013

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-ADB regional workshop on promoting women in the labour market, Pasig, Philippines, 17 June 2013

  8. Statement

    ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the occasion of the launching of the project on “Strengthening the performance of the social insurance system in Viet Nam through improved legislation and legal framework for social insurance”

    17 June 2013

    Addressing at the launching ceremony, Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Country Director, said "for every State and their people, social protection is not just a question of entitlement and responsibility, but a matter of rights. It is a social contract with people. Countries do not need to wait to become wealthy before they make a commitment to social protection. Rather, they should start improving social protection today, as a means to achieve broad-based, sustainable growth, and greater prosperity and human security.

  9. Article

    Hidden in Plain Sight. Say NO to Child labour in Domestic Work!

    12 June 2013

    Opinion editorial by Maurizio Bussi, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour

  10. Statement

    ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the World Day Against Child Labour

    11 June 2013

    Addressing at the event, Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Country Director, said "This year’s World Day Against Child Labour puts the spotlight on child domestic work. The ILO estimates that globally 15.5 million children are engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer. The vast majority of them are girls while more than half are found in hazardous child domestic work".