Statements and speeches

2015

  1. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2019

    “Breastfeeding and Work - Let’s Make it Work!”

    31 July 2015

    "Ensuring adequate maternity protection and time and space for breastfeeding at work is not only the right thing to do, it also makes economic sense," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Choose cooperatives, choose equality"

    04 July 2015

  3. © ILO/Luu Van Tien 2019

    Fighting Child Labour with quality education

    12 June 2015

    Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General International Labour Organization on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour

  4. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2019

    Turning the challenges of greening workplaces and economies into opportunities

    05 June 2015

    ILO Director-General statement for World Environment Day 2015.

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

    28 April 2015

  6. © Gates Foundation 2019

    "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.

  7. © Bu ensa / AFP 2019

    “There is no inevitability, no excuse: Forced labour can be stopped”

    20 February 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder vows ILO leadership in fight against forced labour on World Day of Social Justice.

2014

  1. Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, on the occasion of International Migrants Day

    18 December 2014

  2. © Z. H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2019

    Leave no one behind: Working to end poverty

    17 October 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

  3. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2019

    "Investing in teachers means investing in the future"

    05 October 2014

    Joint message (ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, Education International) for the World Teachers’ Day. 5 October 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day, which commemorates the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers in 1966.

  4. © Vano Shlamov / AFP 2019

    "Extending pension coverage and ensuring effective access to health care for older persons is a priority"

    30 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlines the need to address the demographic challenge through integrated employment promotion and social protection policies that build on the virtuous cycle of employment, social protection and development International Labour Organization.

  5. © Pascal Pavani / AFP 2019

    Ryder: "The mental health of young people matters to us all"

    12 August 2014

  6. © UN Photo/Kibae Park 2019

    Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples

    08 August 2014

    Message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  7. © Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP 2019

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Cooperatives for sustainable development"

    05 July 2014

  8. Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2014

  9. ILO Director-General's opening remarks to the World of Work Summit on "Developing with Jobs"

    09 June 2014

  10. © Flickr/Kevin Goebel 2019

    Message by Guy Ryder for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    17 May 2014

  11. © Peter Parks / AFP 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Decent work for women and men assures a better deal for families”

    15 May 2014

  12. ILO Director-General: Curbing chemical risks in the workplace

    28 April 2014

  13. © UN Women 2019

    ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

    06 March 2014