Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

September 2014

  1. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting - Melbourne

    ILO Director General's address on G20 Labour Markets

    11 September 2014

    The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, joined the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne in September 2014, during which the ILO presented a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the Ministerial discussions.

August 2014

  1. Climate change

    ILO and UNFCCC to increase collaboration ahead of UN climate summit

    27 August 2014

    Joint statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    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

July 2014

  1. World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Guy Ryder: "Trafficking in human beings is not a thing of the past"

    30 July 2014

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    “Cooperatives for sustainable development”

    05 July 2014

June 2014

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    Youth employment

    Welcome remarks on the occasion of the visit of the UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon

    18 June 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participated in an interactive dialogue on youth employment during his visit to ILO headquarters in Geneva. The session focused on the importance of investing in quality jobs for youth, particularly those living in developing countries.

  2. World Day against Child Labour

    Statement on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2014

  3. 103rd International Labour Conference

    Opening remarks to the World of Work Summit

    09 June 2014

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    World Environment Day

    Raise your voice, not the sea level

    05 June 2014

    Message by Guy Ryder Director-General of the ILO on the occasion of World Environment Day

May 2014

  1. International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s opening remarks

    28 May 2014

  2. Statement

    Address to the 3rd ITUC World Congress

    19 May 2014

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    International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    Message for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    17 May 2014

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    International Day of Families 2014 – 15 May

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

    15 May 2014

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    Turkish coal mine accident

    ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey

    14 May 2014

  6. Statement

    Address to the Congress of the German Confederation of Trade Unions

    12 May 2014

  7. Statement

    ILO Director-General calls for safe return of girls kidnapped in Nigeria

    06 May 2014

April 2014

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2014

    Curbing chemical risks in the workplace

    28 April 2014

  2. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Tackling unemployment and inequality to revive growth

    12 April 2014

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

  3. European Commission High-Level Conference

    Youth Guarantee: Making it happen

    08 April 2014

    Guy Ryder's address at the session on Europe's Youth Guarantee in a global context - G20 work on youth employment. Check against delivery

  4. Seafarers' rights

    ILO Director remarks at the Special Tripartite Committee established under the Maritime Labour Convention

    07 April 2014