Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

July 2016

  1. G20, Beijing

    ILO Director-General briefs G20 Labour and Employment Ministers on “Promoting Decent Work”

    13 July 2016

  2. 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

  3. G20, Beijing

    ILO Director-General's remarks to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    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.

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives: An old idea, but more relevant than ever in today’s world

    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.

June 2016

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    Statement

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder “Decent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development”

    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.

  2. World Day against Child Labour 2016

    End child labour in supply chains: It’s everyone’s business

    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.

  3. 105th Session of the International Labour Conference

    ILO Director General opening remarks to the World of Work Summit

    09 June 2016

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    World Environment Day 2016

    Preserve the environment to boost development and provide jobs

    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

May 2016

  1. 105th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s opening remarks to the 105th ILC

    30 May 2016

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    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    The right to be yourself at work

    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.

  3. Statement

    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.

  4. Statement

    Address by Guy Ryder on the Future of Work and Sustainable Development

    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.

April 2016

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    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016

    'Workplace stress: It’s time to lift the burden'

    28 April 2016

    "Work-related stress affects workers in all professions in developed and developing countries alike. It can gravely harm not only workers’ health but also, and all too often, the wellbeing of their families," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee: 'Urgent action for faster, greener and more inclusive growth'

    16 April 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.

  3. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee: 'Urgent Action Needed to Break Out of Slow Growth Trap'

    16 April 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

March 2016

  1. ILO and IZA Conference

    ILO Director-General says labour market reforms must have positive impact on social conditions

    10 March 2016

    Opening remarks by Guy Ryder at ILO/IZA conference on Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective, in Geneva on 10-11 March 2016.

  2. International Women’s Day

    Getting to Equal by 2030: The Future is Now

    08 March 2016

    “Let’s work together to achieve genuine gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work. Decent work for women brings decent lives for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

February 2016

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    World Day of Social Justice

    "We must work together to ensure that no one is left behind"

    20 February 2016

    "We now face the true acid test of the strength of our policies and depth of our commitment," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Obituary

    ILO mourns passing of Boutros Boutros-Ghali

    17 February 2016

January 2016

  1. Statement

    Quality Employment, Employability and Decent Work: Policy objectives and required actions

    26 January 2016

    Presentation by ILO Director-General to BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers, Ufa, Russian Federation, 25 January.