This page contains a selection of the speeches and presentations given by staff from the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of any materials should be directed by email.

September 2022

  1. © ILO 2024

    Remark address in the Plenary session: Reinforcing the macroeconomic foundation, promoting sustainable recovery and development of the Viet Nam Socio-Economic Forum 2022

    18 September 2022

    By Mr Felix Weidenkaff, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the Viet Nam Socio-Economic Forum 2022, 18 September 2022, Hanoi, Viet Nam

April 2022

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director: Enhancing social dialogue towards a safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Ingrid Christensen, addresses the National Occupational Safety and Health Council Dialogue organized in Hanoi to mark the 2022 Safety and Health Day at Work.

July 2019

  1. Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

May 2019

  1. Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director at consultation workshop on ratification of ILO Convention 98

    03 May 2019

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, delivers the opening remarks at the consultation workshop entitled “Proposal for Submission of Ratification of ILO Convention 98” on 3 May 2019 in Ha Long City.

September 2018

  1. Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director at 7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    27 September 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, delivers the opening remarks at the 7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference - Strategic Labour Inspection for Decent Work Including in Global Supply Chains on 27-28 September 2018 in HCM City.

August 2018

  1. Speech at ILO Centenary Celebration

    27 August 2018

    By Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director, on the occasion of ILO Centenary Celebration entitled ILO 100 years – Journey for Social Justice: "Shared ideals of Ho Chi Minh and ILO towards decent work for all” on 27 August 2019

July 2018

  1. Sustainable development is not a choice, but the only way

    06 July 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, made the speech at the celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives in Hanoi on 7 July 2018.

May 2018

  1. © Ted Eytan 2024

    Safety, respect and dignity for all at work and beyond

    17 May 2018

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, saying it is “a factor leading to violence and harassment in the world of work."

May 2017

  1. Better trainings can prevent occupational accidents and diseases

    18 May 2017

    Opening speech by ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee at the launch of the National Month for Occupational Safety and Health on 18 May in Hanoi

April 2016

  1. Tripartite Joint Statement on the renovation of Viet Nam’s industrial relations in the process of international integration

    19 April 2016

    Joint Statement of Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, and Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  2. Impacts of International Labour Standards from ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) to the national business level and competition in TPP

    08 April 2016

    Speech by Dr Chang-Hee Lee, Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam, at the Viet Nam Leadership Summit organized in HCMC on 8 April 2016

March 2016

  1. Forced labour is bad for development and business alike

    31 March 2016

    Opening remarks by Dr Chang-Hee Lee, Director of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam, at the launch of guides preventing forced labour in the garment supply chains in Viet Nam.

April 2015

  1. ILO Director-General: Building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health

    28 April 2015

March 2015

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech in Vung Tau for National Week on Occupational Safety and Health

    15 March 2015

    Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, Director, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam National Week on Occupational Safety and Health, Vung Tau, 15 March 2015

  2. © Gates Foundation 2024

    "The future of work must also deal with the future of women at work"

    08 March 2015

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015.

January 2015

  1. ILO Viet Nam Director's Speech at the Reception on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Viet Nam Social Security

    22 January 2015

    Mr Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Viet Nam Director, addresses the Anniversary of Vietnam Social Security on 22 Jan 2015 at Hilton Hanoi Opera, Hanoi.

December 2014

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    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

    18 December 2014

November 2014

  1. The best way to escape poverty is to get a good job

    25 November 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy Sandra Polaski talks to the media during her visit to Viet Nam in November.

  2. Global, regional and national wage policies - trends and challenges

    25 November 2014

    Opening speech by Ms Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director - General for Policy, at the National Wage Conference organized in Hanoi on 25-26 November 2014

September 2014

  1. Unless we take decisive action, the AEC risks leaving some behind

    04 September 2014

    Opening speech by Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific,at the Viet Nam Policy Dialogue on "ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity"