Statements and Speeches

2017

  1. European Pillar of Social Rights central to an equitable future of work

    17 November 2017

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says the Pillar provides a framework for building a world of work that is fair and inclusive, during his speech to the Social Summit for Fair jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  2. Ministerial Declaration from the XVIIth Regional Labour-based Seminar

    15 November 2017

    Theme: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach"

  3. ILO: Disaster Risk Reduction key to saving lives, livelihoods and businesses

    13 October 2017

    ILO encourages employment-centered response in line with its Recommendation 205.

  4. Disaster response: putting youth at the centre of prevention and resilience

    22 May 2017

2016

  1. Employment Programmes and Peace: A joint statement on an analytical framework, emerging principles for action and next steps

    26 September 2016

    Joint statement presented by the ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank at a side event during the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly.

  2. Agreement of Cooperation among 13 Labour-Based Training Institutions in Africa

    25 January 2016

  3. Declaration of Members from the 1st Workshop of All Africa Labour-Based Training Institutions

    25 January 2016

    Theme: "Knowledge Sharing of Labour-Based Trainings Institutions in Africa"

2015

  1. Ministerial Declaration from the XVIth Regional Labour-based Seminar

    29 October 2015

    Theme: "Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Context of Decentralization with Employment Intensive Investment Approaches"

  2. The current reality and future of work, in India and beyond

    07 October 2015

    MOLE-IHD-ILO public lecture by Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva

  3. Remarks at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development

    06 October 2015

    By Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy) at the Opening Session of Knowledge-Sharing on the ILO/Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)/World Bank PMGSY Programme and launch of NREGA barefoot technicians training modules, in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentNew Delhi, 6 October 2015

  4. © Russell Watkins / DFID 2017

    ILO Director-General reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

    13 May 2015

  5. Disaster risk reduction and the Post-2015 framework for sustainable development

    12 March 2015

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March 2015 - Sendai, Japan).

2014

  1. Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development in India

    29 November 2014

    Remarks by José M. Salazar-­Xirinachs Assistant Director-General for Policy, ILO at Symposium: "Making in India: Towards a Strategy of Manufacturing-Led Growth and Job Creation in India"

  2. Opening remarks delivered by Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director General for Policy, during the “Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work – The ILO MNE Declaration”

    11 June 2014

  3. Remarks by the Director-General at the High-Level Panel on Decent Work in Fragile States “If you want Peace, cultivate Social Justice”

    20 March 2014

2013

  1. Message by Representative of the ILO on Youth and Social Inclusion Charles Dan on the occasion of International Youth Day

    12 August 2013

  2. Message by Chief of Social Integration Branch, Division for Social Policy and Developement of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Jean-Pierre Gonnot on the occasion of International Youth Day

    12 August 2013

  3. Message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of International Youth Day

    12 August 2013

  4. Remarks at launch event of the European Business Campaign: “Skills for Jobs”

    18 April 2013

    by Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Assistant Director General for Policy, ILO at the session on “Reaching impact and scaling up”

2012

  1. What Does the World of Work for 1.2 billion Youth Look Like? Global Labour Markets and Youth Employment: A Vision for the Future

    29 November 2012

    Lecture by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment, ILO, at the Public Seminar at World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Centre