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Statements and speeches

October 2014

  1. World Teachers’ Day

    "Investing in teachers means investing in the future"

    05 October 2014

    Joint message (ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, Education International) for the World Teachers’ Day. 5 October 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day, which commemorates the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers in 1966.

September 2014

  1. Statement

    Welcome Remarks on behalf of Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, delivered by Alette Van Leur, Director, Sectoral Activities Department, ILO

    30 September 2014

    At the occassion of the ILO-OECD Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector, 29-30 September 2014

  2. © Vano Shlamov / AFP 2014

    International Day of Older Persons

    "Extending pension coverage and ensuring effective access to health care for older persons is a priority"

    30 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlines the need to address the demographic challenge through integrated employment promotion and social protection policies that build on the virtuous cycle of employment, social protection and development International Labour Organization.

  3. © Thierry Roge/Witness Images 2014

    Conference "Europe at a Crossroads"

    "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.

  4. Hearing on business and respect for the human rights of workers

    ILO Deputy Director-General: "Corporate Social Responsibility is complementary and not a substitute to international labour standards"

    24 September 2014

    Speaking at a European Parliament hearing on business and human rights, ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo stressed the importance of regulation and law enforcement to promote human and worker's rights.

  5. © UN Photo/Ryan Brown 2014

    69th Session of the UN General Assembly

    ILO Director-General's statement to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Rights

    23 September 2014

  6. 7th China International Forum on Work Safety

    ILO Deputy Director-General's address to the International Forum on Work Safety

    23 September 2014

  7. Op-Ed

    "Cleaner, Greener, and Richer"

    22 September 2014

    ILO Director-General and UNFCCC Executive-Director argue that world leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit in New York can deliver a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world that provides millions of decent work opportunities.

  8. 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.

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