Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

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

  3. Statement

    Address to the Congress of the German Confederation of Trade Unions

    12 May 2014

  4. 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

  5. Working conditions

    Post Rana Plaza: A vision for the future

    03 April 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's address to the High Level Meeting on garment and textiles production in Bangladesh organized by the Government of Denmark in Copenhagen.

March 2014

  1. Lecture

    The Relevance of the ILO in the twenty-first century

    31 March 2014

    The Sir Patrick Lowry Lecture delivered by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, at the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.

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    International Women’s Day 2014 - 8 March

    ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

    06 March 2014

February 2014

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    2nd Arab Forum for Development & Employment

    Towards Social Protection & Sustainable Development

    24 February 2014

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, tells Arab Forum for Development and Employment in Saudi Arabia that the demand for social justice must be met through decent work for all and that providing social protection of those in need, is an expression of the solidarity which holds societies together.

  2. Inaugural Lecture

    Modern slavery: The British challenge in international context

    21 February 2014

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    World day of Social Justice 2014

    ILO Director-General: "We are faced with a deep social crisis, a crisis too of social justice"

    20 February 2014

    As the world marks the Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges "policy-makers to converge on the ambition of a real global socio-economic recovery – a recovery for all – and a Post-2015 Development Agenda that helps lift all out of poverty."

January 2014

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    Workers' rights

    ILO calls on Cambodian government to end violence

    28 January 2014

December 2013

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    International Migrants Day - 18 December 2013

    Promote and protect the rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants

    17 December 2013

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pillay.

  2. Zambia

    Launch of the Green Jobs Programme and the Rural Youth Employment and Food Security

    12 December 2013

  3. International Human Rights Day

    The ILO re-affirms its commitment to protect and promote human rights at work

    10 December 2013

    On this International Human Rights Day the ILO re-affirms its commitment to protect and promote human rights at work.

  4. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

    Statement of ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the death of Nelson Mandela

    05 December 2013

  5. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Including people with disabilities, everyone stands to gain

    03 December 2013

    “Too many people with disabilities are denied the dignity of work (...) We need to break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.