Statements and speeches

2019

  1. Closing speech by the Chief of the Development and Investment Branch, ILO Geneva

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  2. Opening remarks by ILO Regional Director for Africa

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  3. Ministerial Declaration

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  4. Guy Ryder: A human-centred approach can create decent jobs for youth in Africa

    29 August 2019

    Speaking at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined how a human-centred agenda can help boost productivity and create decent jobs for youth in Africa.

  5. The disturbing reality of youth employment

    01 August 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said much more needs to be done to improve the employment prospects of young people.

  6. 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.

  7. © Tran Van Yen / ILO 2019

    How we treat our children is a reflection of our societies and values

    12 June 2019

    In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.

  8. Opening address at the Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

    28 May 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining, Manila, Philippines, 28 March 2019

  9. ILO partners with African Union to invest in Africa youth targeting ‘1 million by 2021’

    25 April 2019

    ILO Regional Director for Africa, Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, during the 2nd Pan African Youth Forum: Africa unite for youth, highlighted ILO’s contribution in promoting youth employment through providing expertise in technical and policy guidance, conducting researches to identify bottlenecks that prevent the youth from engaging in the world of work, and engaging the platform of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth to partner with other players to reach ‘1 million by 2021’.

  10. ILO Africa Regional Director speech during the 3rd session of the specialized technical committee on social development, labour and employment

    01 April 2019

    ILO Africa Regional Director speech during the 3rd session of the specialized technical committee on social development, labour and employment