Statements and speeches

2023

  1. Statement

    Increasing women's participation in platform work is fundamental to the Decent Work Agenda

    27 July 2023

    Opening remarks by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director and Officer-in-Charge, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at - Understanding and improving women's work on digital labour platforms Stakeholder Consultation Workshop in India

  2. Statement

    Message at the 2023 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL)

    23 July 2023

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, 23 July 2023, Manila, Philippines

  3. Statement

    Technology needs to work for employers and workers in an equitable future of work

    17 July 2023

    Address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, OIC/Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the New Technologies and the Future of Work conference

  4. Statement

    Organizations must recognise and nurture women as a talent pool to advance decent work for all

    13 July 2023

    Opening remarks by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director and Officer-in-Charge, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the Leadership Development for Women Executives in CPSEs organized by SCOPE

  5. Statement

    Statement on the death in Bangladesh of Mr Shahidul Islam

    30 June 2023

    President of the Gazipur branch of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation, (BGIWF) died on 25 June 2023.

  6. Just and sustainable workplace

    Closing message at the National Conference of Employers in the Philippines

    28 June 2023

    ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo addressed the National Conference of Employers on Human-Centred Transitions for a Just and Sustainable Workplace held in Manila.

  7. Seafarer 2050 Summit

    Keynote address at the Shaping the Future of Shipping – Seafarer 2050 Summit

    26 June 2023

    ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo highlighted at the Shaping the Future of Shipping – Seafarer 2050 Summit the need for a new global social contract, including for the global maritime industry.

  8. © ILO/J. Aliling 2024

    Op-ed

    Skilled, essential but undervalued. It’s time to solve the domestic work paradox

    16 June 2023

    Despite performing a huge range of skilled tasks around the home, domestic workers’ efforts often go unrecognised in terms of pay and working conditions. To mark Domestic Workers Day, 16 June 2023, Anna Engblom, Chief Technical Adviser of ILO’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme explains why this needs to change.

  9. Statement

    As long as there is child labour in any country or community, social justice cannot be achieved

    12 June 2023

    Opening speech by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, OIC and Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the World Day Against Child Labour Consultation by VVGNLI.

  10. Statement

    Kerala has been pivotal in upholding the ILO's values and principles, to help achieve decent work for all

    24 May 2023

    Opening remarks by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, OIC/Deputy Director, ILO DWT-CO New Delhi, at the International Labour Conclave 2023