Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh
12 September 2016
"The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
South-South co-operation has a key role to play in promoting decent work for sustainable development
12 September 2016
Traditional aid flows will not be enough to address development challenges. New partnerships with and among developing nations are both the right thing to do and one of the best ways to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.
Universal social protection is achievable and critical to implementing the new UN development agenda
06 September 2016
Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the ILO-China-ASEAN High-level Seminar to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on Universal Social Protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Beijing, China.
05 September 2016
World Water Week
28 August 2016
International Youth Day 2016
Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production through Decent Work for Youth
12 August 2016
“Access to productive and decent work is the best way young people can realize their aspirations, improve their living conditions and actively participate in society,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
09 August 2016
"Together, by building bridges and strengthening partnerships, guaranteeing equal access to education and most importantly, by empowering indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work, we can surmount the challenges ahead," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
Environmental and Social Framework
08 August 2016
The revised ESF, which sets forth the safeguard policies that the Bank and its borrowers will apply to future investment project financing, now includes a labour standard for protecting workers on Bank-financed investment projects.
13 July 2016
G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting
G20: ILO Director-General’s Speech at Session on Dialogue with Social Partners and Engagement Groups
12 July 2016
12 July 2016
In his statement to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Beijing in July 2016, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned that poor prospects for economic growth risk becoming entrenched.
International Day of Cooperatives
01 July 2016
Cooperatives are key to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of International Day of Cooperatives.
13 June 2016
"If this agenda can become a reality in the next 15 years, we will be turning the tide back in the direction of social justice and assuring a sustainable and fairer society for us and our children", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
World Day against Child Labour 2016
12 June 2016
"Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour.
105th Session of the International Labour Conference
09 June 2016
World Environment Day 2016
05 June 2016
Illegal wildlife trade harms not only the environment, it risks jobs, development and livelihoods, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on World Environment Day
105th International Labour Conference
30 May 2016
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
17 May 2016
"Today, on this International Day I would underline the fundamental importance of social justice and decent work as a key element of positive mental health and well-being of LGBT persons, and an essential expression of LGBT rights," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
Sustainable Development and the Future of Work in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy: Statement of Commitment and Action
05 May 2016
Joint statement of Catholic organisations, movements of trade unions and of cooperatives, associations of business leaders, issued at a Global Seminar on “Sustainable Development and the Future of Work in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy” held in Rome from 2 to 5 May 2016.
04 May 2016
The ILO Director-General spoke at a global seminar in Rome, organized by the Catholic Church to coincide with the celebration of the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker.