Statements and speeches

2024

  1. Statement

    Opening address at the launch of the Women Entrepreneurs Peer Programme

    30 January 2024

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the launch of the Women Entrepreneurs Peer Programme, 30 January 2024, Manila, Philippines

  2. Statement

    Closing address at the STEM in TVET Summit

    26 January 2024

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the at the STEM in TVET Summit, 26 January 2024, Manila, Philippines

  3. Statement

    Statement by the ILO on fireworks factory explosion in Thailand

    19 January 2024

    Death of workers highlights the need for greater focus on preventative occupational safety and health.

2023

  1. Opinion editorial

    Indonesian migrant workers' precariousness in sea-based sectors

    18 December 2023

    An opinion editorial by Mi Zhou, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO Ship to Shore Rights Southeast Asia programme, published by the Antara News on 18 December.

  2. Statement

    EBMO's can drive crucial policy on skills and social protection to foster sustainable and inclusive growth of the economy

    14 December 2023

    Opening remarks at the CII – EFI National Conference on Industrial Relations ‘Transforming Workforce Ecosystem for Sustainable & Inclusive Growth’ by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  3. Statement

    Human rights are labour rights; it is our duty to protect and support them if we are to achieve the goal of social justice

    13 December 2023

    Opening remarks at the event marking International Human Rights Day 2023 by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

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    Social security

    A step for Cambodia towards universal health care

    08 December 2023

    A new social security scheme extending benefits to the self-employed and dependents is an important step towards universal health care in Cambodia explains Oktavianto Pasaribu, Officer-in-Charge/Deputy Director ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

  5. Statement

    Decent work for domestic workers is a step in ensuring gender equity

    05 December 2023

    Opening remarks at the "National Consultation: Towards Decent Work for Domestic Workers in India" by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  6. Statement

    Social justice cannot be achieved until degrading and discriminating practices are eliminated

    28 November 2023

    Opening remarks at the "Technical Consultation Workshop: Promote Decent Work for Sanitation Workers in India: With focus on Hazardous and High-Risk Work" by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  7. Statement

    Opening address at the launch of the Safety and Health at Sea boardgame

    21 November 2023

    By Ms Ma. Concepcion Sardaña, Senior Programme Officer, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the launch of the Safety and Health at Sea boardgame, 21 November 2023, Manila, Philippines