Statements and speeches


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    COVID-19: Social protection systems failing vulnerable groups

    25 March 2020

    Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.

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    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all workers in some way. Those on precarious contracts or in non-standard employment are even harder hit, as many have no access to sick pay, unemployment insurance or other critical protections.

  3. Blog

    “I am Generation Equality”: Ideals versus reality in Asia and the Pacific’s labour markets

    11 March 2020

    In 1995, an ambitious and progressive plan to improve empowerment of all women and girls globally was developed at the historic Fourth World Conference on Women. Since then, a new generation of women workers have become eligible to enter the workforce; but have they been able to find equal work and pay?

  4. Statement

    Innovation is the key to manage challenges of the future

    15 February 2020

    Ms Dagmar Walter, Director DWT for South Asia and India, provided a keynote lecture at VIASHVIK 2020, an annual event of the MA Globalization and Labour course at Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

  5. Future of Work

    Viet Nam’s openness to trade changes national job distribution, types and quality

    11 February 2020

    An interview with ILO Viet Nam Labour Economist, Valentina Barcucci

  6. Statement

    Thank you India for the partnership in promoting peace

    22 January 2020

    Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT South Asia and India, paid vote of thanks at the ILO Centenary Celebrations organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  7. Statement

    India and the ILO will together conquer challenges of future of work

    22 January 2020

    Mr Moussa Oyumarou, Deputy Director General of the ILO, represented as a special guest at the ILO Centenary Celebrations organized by Ministry of Labour and Employment of Government of India


  1. Interview

    A modus operandi for bringing accountability in workplace safety

    30 December 2019

  2. Interview

    Labour shortage, automation and workers’ organizations – Challenges or opportunities?

    27 December 2019

    Dr Chang-Hee Lee, ILO Viet Nam Director, explains how these new factors have an impact on workplace management.

  3. Statement

    Lets renew commitments to improve OSH for all workers in India

    23 December 2019

    Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT South Asia and India, appealed at the Workshop on National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Profile organized by DGFASLI and MoLE.