Speeches

This page contains a selection of the speeches and presentations given by staff from the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of any materials should be directed by email.

April 2014

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech at Hue Festival 2014

    12 April 2014

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Gyorgy Sziraczki, addresses an event in the framework of the Heritage Festival organized in Hue on 12 April 2014.

March 2014

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the launching of the national work safety week

    16 March 2014

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Gyorgy Sziraczki, addresses the launching of the National Week on Safety and Health and Fire Prevention organized in Hue City on 16 March.

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    ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

    06 March 2014

December 2013

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    Promote and protect the rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants

    17 December 2013

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pillay.

  2. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the occasion of the International Migrants Day

    17 December 2013

    ILO Viet Nam Director Gyorgy Sziraczki addresses a public event promoting access to reliable information on costs and legal recruitment channels for safe labour migration. The event was organized in Phu Tho Province on 17 December.

  3. Message by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on International Human Rights Day

    10 December 2013

    On this International Human Rights Day the ILO re-affirms its commitment to protect and promote human rights at work.

November 2013

  1. Break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all

    12 November 2013

    ILO Director for Viet Nam Gyorgy Sziraczki addresses the workshop entitled "Lessons learnt from the collaboration between the Hanoi Law University and the ILO in 2013".

October 2013

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    Change requires collective responsibility towards the poorest

    17 October 2013

    "People living in poverty are particularly subject to discrimination and the exclusion that characterizes it because of their poverty (...) We cannot be indifferent - change requires collective responsibility towards the poorest and most vulnerable," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement issued on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

  2. Avoiding the risk of a slow growth trap

    11 October 2013

    Jobs are central both for the economic recovery and the long-term development of the global economy, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement to International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee. But in order to deliver growth, jobs need to be productive and of good quality.

September 2013

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the occasion of the workshop on gender equality at work

    24 September 2013

    Addressing at the workshop, Mr Sziraczki said "Promoting gender equality should not be regarded as only costs to businesses but rather as an investment that pays off in the medium-term. We need to make a convincing business case demonstrating that companies that promote gender equality will benefit."

August 2013

  1. 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

June 2013

  1. 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.

  2. 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".

May 2013

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on the national industrial relations conference: “towards better industrial relations under the revised labour code and trade union Law"

    31 May 2013

    Addressing at the Conference, Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Country Director, said "Building sound industrial relations is ultimately about implementation, enforcement and sustainability, based on joint efforts. As the old Vietnamese saying goes "One tree cannot make a hill; three trees together can make a high mountain". The participation of central and local level tripartite partners -- Government, workers’ and employers’ organizations -- is key to success.

December 2012

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2012

    Addressing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Country Director, said Viet Nam needs to promote rights and opportunities for people with disabilities to help them get decent jobs suited to their skills, interest and abilities.

  2. UN Viet Nam Resident Coordinator's Speech on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2012

    United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Pratibha Mehta, called on the society to remove stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities at the Celebration Evening and Concert entitled “Creating an inclusive and accessible society for persons with disabilities” in Ha Noi on 3 December.

November 2012

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director: Vietnamese teachers need more supports to make education beneficial to all

    15 November 2012

    Addressing the celebration of the Vietnamese Teachers' Day, Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Country Director highlighted the need for urgent actions to make teaching a decent job that deserves the status it already has in the Vietnamese society. The event entitled 'Role and status of teachers in building an inclusive, creative and sustainable learning society' was coorganised by the ILO, the UNESCO and the Viet Nam Association for Learning Promotion in Ha Noi on 15 November.

March 2011

  1. Speech by Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam: WEDGE National Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Successful Strategies for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

    18 March 2011

    Speech by Director of ILO Country Office for Viet Nam: WEDGE National Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Successful Strategies for Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

December 2010

  1. Statement of ILO for Viet Nam Forum on Life Long Learning: Build a learning society

    07 December 2010

    Statement by Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard, Director of ILO Hanoi, for Viet Nam Forum on Life Long Learning: Build a learning society

October 2010

  1. UNRC's Opening remarks at High-level Discussion on SPF

    20 October 2010

    By Madam Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General for UN-Women Chair of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group President of Chile (2006 – 2010)