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Statements and speeches

October 2014

  1. © Z. H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Leave no one behind: Working to end poverty

    17 October 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    The decent work foundation for shared prosperity

    11 October 2014

    ILO statement delivered to the World Bank Group and IMF Development Committee - Autumn meeting in Washington

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Reversing the slide into a low growth trap

    11 October 2014

    ILO Statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

  4. © R.Raveendran/E.Wole / AFP 2014

    Nobel Peace Prize

    Guy Ryder: "This year’s Nobel Peace Prize is a landmark moment in the fight against child labour"

    10 October 2014

    The International Labour Organization salutes the winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

  5. International Summit of Cooperatives, Quebec City

    ILO: "Cooperatives can and must play a significant role as value driven enterprises expanding into new and innovative areas"

    07 October 2014

    Keynote address by Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director General for Policy, at the International Summit of Cooperatives Session on Cooperatives and Employment.

  6. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2014

    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.

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