Statements and speeches

July 2017

  1. Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies

    01 July 2017

    "Let us draw on the strengths of cooperatives as we pool efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and make sure that no one is left behind," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

June 2016

  1. Intervention of Mr Heinz Koller at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

    16 June 2016

September 2015

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    "Great potential for South-South cooperation to help improve the working lives of millions"

    12 September 2015

    "There is a lot of room for scaling up South-South cooperation and for strengthening interregional cooperation in the global South. Workers and employers and their organizations along with governments all have a role to play in encouraging this expansion," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.

May 2015

  1. ILO welcomes the reactivation of social dialogue in Greece

    15 May 2015

March 2015

  1. Challenges of implementation of Decent Work in the post-2015 Agenda in Europe and its responsibility in the world

    17 March 2015

    Remarks by Stephen Pursey, Director Multilateral Cooperation Department, ILO

February 2015

  1. Challenges for labour markets now and in the future

    27 February 2015

    In a statement delivered at the Institute of International and European Affairs, ILO Director-general Guy Ryder examined the state of labour markets and the drivers of major change, at a time when governments across the globe are giving priority to generating growth and jobs. He also addressed the policy challenges ahead for governments and for the ILO, in the run-up to the ILO’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

September 2014

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    "More and better jobs have to go hand in hand with fiscal and monetary policies in Europe"

    25 September 2014

    Speaking at the ETUC-ETUI Conference "Europe at a crossroads. Which way to quality jobs and prosperity?", ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo called for a balanced approach where job creation and fiscal and monetary policies go hand in hand.

September 2012

  1. Dpa Insight EU news service interviews ILO Director General elect Guy Ryder

    11 September 2012

    The news service 'Dpa Insight EU' interviewed Guy Ryder on the occasion of the European Commission 'Jobs for Europe' conference in Brussels on 6-7 September 2012.