Speeches

2018

  1. Towards the next century: ILO debates technology and its impact on working lives

    13 September 2018

    ILO India, Director, Dagmar Walter speaks at a technical workshop that addresses emerging technologies and the future of work.

  2. Effective wage policies can tackle inequality, poverty and achieve the 2030 Agenda

    20 August 2018

    ILO India, Director, Dagmar Walter speaks at the launch of the India Wage Report.

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    Creating safe spaces for youth in the world of work

    10 August 2018

    "Join us on International Youth Day in committing to step up actions to promote safe spaces for young people that enhance their opportunities to secure decent work," says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  4. Make social dialogue work

    02 August 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, praises the commitment to social dialogue and tripartism made by BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in a speech at the group’s Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in South Africa.

  5. All enterprises win when women participate fully

    18 June 2018

    Statement of ILO India Director Dagmar Walter at the launch of a study ‘Women in leadership and management in public sector enterprises within the membership of SCOPE’

  6. India’s growing talent pool can meet EU labour market shortages

    29 May 2018

    Dagmar Walter, ILO Director, addresses the ILO event on ‘business case for ethical recruitment’.

  7. By adopting responsible business practices employers stand to gain a lot

    16 May 2018

    In a statement at the 84th annual general meeting of All India Organization of Employers, Director ILO India, Dagmar Walter talks of employers’ role enabling a green economy, empowering the youth for future jobs, and creating a world of work that is inclusive, and progressive.

  8. Statement by the ILO Director, Dagmar Walter, on ITC- Turin consultative workshop on promotion of rural youth employment in Afghanistan

    08 May 2018

    By Ms Dagmar Walter, Director ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT) for South Asia and India Country Office.

  9. Statement by the ILO Director, Dagmar Walter, on National and global opportunities for skilled in Odisha

    06 May 2018

    By Ms Dagmar Walter, Director ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT) for South Asia and India Country Office.

  10. Opening remarks by ILO Director, Dagmar Walter for National tripartite workshop on trends in OSH

    04 May 2018

    By Ms Dagmar Walter, ILO DWT/CO-ND at a national tripartite workshop on trends in occupational health

  11. Welcoming address of ILO Director, Dagmar Walter, at the Technical Consultation on Measuring the Recruitment Costs in Labour Migration

    25 April 2018

    By Ms Dagmar Walter, ILO DWT/CO-ND at Technical Consultation on Measuring the Recruitment Costs in Labour Migration, New Delhi – 25 April 2018.

2017

  1. ILO Director-General address to the BRICS on "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future"

    26 July 2017

    “It is after all a fundamental desire of people across the world, above all in this period of transformative change and sometimes of uncertainty, that they can look forward and contribute to a better future of work – one with social justice and prosperity and decent work for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting.

  2. Keynote address of ILO Deputy Director General, Deborah Greenfield Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration

    25 July 2017

    By Ms Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General at Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration, New Delhi – 25 July 2017.

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    "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"

    12 June 2017

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

2016

  1. ILO Director-General’s intervention at the closing session of the BRICS Ministerial Meeting

    28 September 2016

  2. Speech of ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Alliance SDG 8.7 – South Asia Launch

    19 July 2016

    By Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at Alliance SDG 8.7 – South Asia Launch, Thimphu, Bhutan, 19 – 20 July 2016. The event is hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, the National Commission for Women and Children and the NACG Bhutan (SAIEVAC National Mechanisms) in collaboration with South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG), (Supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. World Youth Skills Day - Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    14 July 2016

    Empowering young people through skills development strengthens their capacity to help address the many challenges facing society, including poverty, injustice and violent conflict. There is no better investment than helping a young person to develop their abilities.

  4. End child labour in supply chains: It’s everyone’s business

    12 June 2016

    "Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour.

  5. Speech of Hon’ble Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of India at the Plenary Session, 105th Session of International Labour Conference

    07 June 2016

    By Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Government of India at the plenary session of the 105th International Labour Conference. Geneva, 7 June 2016.

2015

  1. Address at the National Tripartite Workshop for Promoting the Ratifications of ILO Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health

    18 November 2015

    By Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India at the National Tripartite Workshop for Promoting the Ratifications of ILO Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 18 - 20 November 2015