Statements and speeches


  1. Statement

    TU's play critical role in minimizing workers’ occupational health and safety risks

    27 May 2020

    Inaugural speech from Dagmar Walter, Director ILO DWT South Asia and India, at the Refresher Training Programme on Promoting Health and Safety of Informal and Home Based Workers in Lower Tiers of Supply Chains including the Post COVID 19 Response For Trade Unions and Membership based Organizations.

  2. © Scott Lewis 2020


    How to ensure older workers fully participate in the recovery after the pandemic

    25 May 2020

    Older workers are a valuable resource for enterprises yet recent history has shown that many are at risk of losing their jobs following crisis and recession.

  3. Blog

    Small matters more now than ever before

    21 May 2020

    COVID-19 has ravaged countless small businesses across the world that are key providers of jobs and livelihoods. What needs to be done to ensure they survive?

  4. Q&A

    ILO support for employers during COVID-19 crisis

    20 May 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has put extraordinary pressure on employers and private sector businesses, to survive and continue to provide decent work. Deborah France Massin, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities, explains how they have been helping with services and tools, and ensuring that the views of enterprise are represented to decision-makers.

  5. © ILO 2020


    How to finance social protection in developing countries in the age of COVID-19

    13 May 2020

    It’s possible for developing countries to finance social protection for all their citizens, both in times of crisis and beyond, says development economist Jayati Ghosh.

  6. © michael_swan 2020


    The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of online learning and training, as millions of people are forced to stay at home. It’s proved to be both an opportunity and a challenge.

  7. Op-Ed

    New normal? Better normal!

    01 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in the cruellest way, the extraordinary precariousness and injustices of our world of work, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  8. Statement

    Standards setting is our priority

    30 April 2020

    Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT South Asia and India leads spoked at the virtual meeting - Reflections of the Indian Information Technology Industry on opportunities within the EU Legal Migration Framework.

  9. COVID-19 and labour statistics

    Will COVID-19 impair the availability and quality of labour statistics?

    16 April 2020

    During this COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to collect up-to-date labour statistics so that we understand the fast-changing impact on labour markets. However, since most countries rely on face-to-face interviewing as their main way of collecting data, many of these interviews have been suspended. Find out how solutions are being found to keep the statistics flowing.

  10. © Ploy Phutpheng / UN Women 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    Which policies can help small businesses withstand COVID-19?

    16 April 2020

    The survival of many small and medium enterprises hangs in the balance as the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to spread. What kind of policies are needed to prevent these businesses from collapsing, and along with them millions of jobs?