Speeches

2022

  1. Cooperatives are the backbone of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia-Pacific, creating avenues for informal workers and promoting decent work

    09 August 2022

    Keynote Address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at an event on the ILO Recommendation 193 and the Social and Solidarity Economy - Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region

  2. India's ICT sector has grown meteorically in the last two decades, making it an important lever of employment for the next generation of workers

    25 May 2022

    Opening remarks by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO DTW-South Asia and Country Office for India at the Global Research Webinar "Towards a brighter future of work in the digital economy"

  3. An inclusive workplace and business is one that includes people with disabilities in its decision-making processes

    10 May 2022

    Special address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the National Conference on Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities; A & I - The Future of India Inc. - Building Accessible and Inclusive Workplace.

  4. India's apprenticeship process can be optimized to equip the youth with the necessary competencies to gain decent, sustainable, and meaningful work.

    27 April 2022

    Opening remarks by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India at the Apprenticeship in India: Country Strategy Innovation Bootcamp

  5. Inclusive governance, a just transition, gender-equity and digitalization are the four considerations that the future of work should be built upon

    13 April 2022

    Valedictory address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the 62nd Indian Society of Labour Economics Conference at IIT Roorkee

  6. Coherent and coordinated international effort is required to protect gig economy workers and businesses

    09 March 2022

    Special remarks by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the International Webinar on New Forms of Employment with reference to Gig and Platform Working in the BRICS and Global South

  7. Responsible management practices by apparel manufacturers will help their integration into global supply chain

    04 March 2022

    Mr. Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India addressed at the inaugural at the “Knowledge building webinar on productivity management in garments sector and sustainable integration in global supply chain”

  8. Better opportunities for women are essential for the broader economic development of a country, which FPRW can help realise

    03 March 2022

    Inaugural address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the ILO-IAWS Workshop on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the lead up to Women's Day 2022.

  9. Cooperatives are crucial for advancing the Decent Work Agenda in India

    02 March 2022

    Inaugural address by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the Multistakeholder Consultation on Cooperatives in India, hosted by ILO, CII and IRMA.

  10. Rural entrepreneurship has the potential to power over 70% of the Indian economy, when the right skills and insights are imparted

    25 February 2022

    Opening remarks by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO/DWT-CO-New Delhi at the SIYB Training of Entrepreneurs for rural youths in Rajasthan.

  11. Proper OSH mechanisms ensure all workers and employers benefit from safe and healthy workplaces

    22 February 2022

    Opening remarks by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO/DWT-CO-New Delhi at the three country OSH training workshop for plantation sector and introduction and application of WIND and WISE training methodologies.

  12. Safe workplace is important for workers vis a vis productivity increase and business sustainability

    18 February 2022

    Opening remarks by Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, ILO-DWT/CO-New Delhi, at the meeting of the project, “Safety + Health for All Plantation Workers in South Asia - India Component” with the small growers' organizations/ associations.

  13. South Asian countries affirm need for a regional Qualifications Reference Framework for enabling the movement of skilled workers across borders

    15 February 2022

    Opening address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the First Technical Meeting - South Asia Qualifications Reference Framework.

  14. Local economic development is integral for building sustainable and competitive enterprises in India

    28 January 2022

    Opening address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the inter-country policy dialogue for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha under the Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India (PSEI) project.

  15. Climate disasters and COVID-19 increase job losses for migrant workers in selected South Asian countries, requiring migrant communities to be safeguarded against both

    25 January 2022

    Inaugural speech by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi at the launch of the report "Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study".

2021

  1. The four tenets of ILO's global call to action are necessary for a human-centred recovery in India that is “fully inclusive, sustainable and resilient”

    10 December 2021

    Inaugural speech by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and Country Office for India, at the "Tripartite national dialogue on global call to action for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 crisis in the context of India".

  2. ILO supports setting up a Pakistan Business Task Force for building capacity of the country’s employers to be effectively engaged in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperative Framework (UNSDCF) process

    24 November 2021

    Inauguration address by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Sharing Workshop: Case Studies - Pakistan, on behalf of ILO Regional Director Chihoko Asada.

  3. GOALS programme launches the South Asia Knowledge Hub to promote safe, orderly, and regular migration in the region while safeguarding the dignity and rights of migrant workers

    24 November 2021

    Inauguration address by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the launch of the South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM), on behalf of ILO, IOM and UN Women.

  4. Trade Unions play a critical role in ensuring adoption of occupational health and safety policies and measures, to safeguard young people and migrant workers among other groups hit hardest by COVID-19

    23 November 2021

    Welcoming address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the training on Occupational Safety and Health for Youth Trade Union Youth Volunteers in South Asia

  5. ILO organized a seminar under the India-EU CAMM project to share findings of a study on social security agreement between India and EU Member States

    22 November 2021

    Welcoming address by Mr Satoshi Sasaki, Deputy Director, DWT South Asia and India Country Office at the Seminar on Social Security Agreements between India and EU Member State.