Speeches

June 2017

  1. ILC 2017: Closing speech by Marie Clarke Walker, Worker Vice President of the Conference

    16 June 2017

    Speech by the Worker Vice President of the Conference, Marie Clarke Walker on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 106th session of the International Labour Conference, 16 June 2017.

May 2016

  1. First meeting of the Workers'Group : Opening Statement of the ACTRAV Director

    29 May 2016

April 2016

  1. © infradept 2017

    'Workplace stress: It’s time to lift the burden'

    28 April 2016

    "Work-related stress affects workers in all professions in developed and developing countries alike. It can gravely harm not only workers’ health but also, and all too often, the wellbeing of their families," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Trade union unity is key for the labour movement, said chief of ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities

    01 April 2016

    Speech by Maria Helena Andre, Director of the ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) on the occasion of Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) 2nd Quadrennial Congress, Matsapha, Swaziland.

March 2016

  1. Maria Helena Andre address to the Congress of General Federation of Bahrain Trade Union

    05 March 2016

    Speech by Maria Helena Andre at the national congress of General Federation of Bahrain Trade Union Congress, Manama, Bahrain.

December 2015

  1. Labour standards are vital instruments to protect migrant workers

    18 December 2015

    "Freedom of association and collective bargaining are fundamental rights for all workers, including migrant workers", said Maria Helena Andre, Director of the ILO's Bureau for Workers 'Activities (ACTRAV).

September 2015

  1. Speech by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to ETUC Congress

    30 September 2015

July 2015

  1. UFA Declaration of the 4th Trade Union Forum of BRICS countries

    16 July 2015

    The 4th Trade Union Forum of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) took place in Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation), from 8 to 10 July, 2015.

June 2015

  1. Preventing and responding to abusive and fraudulent labour recruitment: A call for action

    23 June 2015

    The ILO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments, social partners, businesses, other international agencies, and all concerned stakeholders, to strengthen their efforts to address abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices.

May 2015

  1. Opening Address by Maria Helena Andre to the Workers'Group Meeting

    31 May 2015

April 2015

  1. Asia and Pacific Seminar on Wages and Productivity: Statement by Pong-Sul Ahn

    27 April 2015

February 2015

  1. Founding Congress of Domestic Workers’ Union of Fenasol: Statement by Anna Biondi

    09 February 2015

December 2014

  1. Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.

October 2014

  1. Statement by Pong-Sul Ahn, Senior Specialist on Workers’ Activities; ILO DWT, Bangkok

    08 October 2014

  2. Founding Congress of the Arab Trade Unions Confederation: Statement by Anna Biondi, Deputy Director of ACTRAV

    01 October 2014

May 2014

  1. Opening Address by Luc Cortebeeck, Chairperson of the Workers’ Group

    28 May 2014

  2. Address by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization

    19 May 2014

December 2013

  1. ACTRAV Symposium on Income Inequality, Labour Market Institutions and Workers'Power: Statement by Luc Cortebeeck,President ILO Workers’ Group

    16 December 2013

  2. ACTRAV Symposium on the Challenge of Inequality:Time for Change-Introductory remarks by Maria Helena Andre, Director of ACTRAV

    10 December 2013

October 2013

  1. Bangladesh 2013-The Rising Demand for Labour Standards: statement by Ms Maria Helena André, Director ILO Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV)

    30 October 2013

    Statement by Ms. Maria Helena André at the opening session of the Panel Discussion on Bangladesh 2013-The Rising Demand for Labour Standards, at ILO-Geneva