Statements and speeches

2021

  1. Op-ed

    A decade of decent work for domestic workers; are we making (enough of) a difference?

    16 June 2021

    Ten years on from the adoption of ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, much more needs to be done to recognize the rights and improve working conditions for domestic workers writes Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  2. Statement

    Let us make a real difference for the most vulnerable children and their families!

    12 June 2021

    Ms Dagmar Walter, Director ILO India, was invited by Lok Sabha Secretariat Parliamentary Research & Training Institute for Democracies (Pride) to speak at a panel discussion on ‘World Day against Child Labour’.

  3. Statement

    Opening Remarks at ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project Planning Session on Bipartite Workplace Social Dialogue Mechanisms in Selected Ecozones and Industries

    02 June 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Planning Session on Bipartite Workplace Social Dialogue Mechanisms in Selected Ecozones and Industries, , 2 June 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom.

  4. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    UNESCO statement for the May - June edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 May 2021

    Director of the Office and UNESCO Representative to the Pacific States

  5. Statement

    Message at the consultation on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Labour Market Study

    31 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Labour Market Study, 31 May 2021, Manila and Cotabato, Philippines via Zoom

  6. Statement

    Opening address at the launch of the Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 in the Philippines

    27 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the launch of the Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 in the Philippines, 27 May 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  7. Article

    Is Asia ready for e-formalization?

    25 May 2021

    Technology can play an important role bringing workers in the Asia-Pacific region into the formal sector. Sara Elder, Senior Economist at ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific explains why.

  8. Statement

    Message of support at the launch of the ILO and TESDA pilot training programme on domestic work

    24 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Message of support at the launch of the ILO TESDA pilot training programme on domestic work, 24 May 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  9. ILO and gender equality

    The Business Case for Gender Equality at Work

    20 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Business Case for Gender Equality at Work, 20 May 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  10. Op-ed

    It’s time to eliminate the unacceptable. Together we can end child labour.

    17 May 2021

    The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains why the time for change is now.