Statements and speeches

February 2015

  1. © Bu ensa / AFP 2015

    World Day of Social Justice 2015

    “There is no inevitability, no excuse: Forced labour can be stopped”

    20 February 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder vows ILO leadership in fight against forced labour on World Day of Social Justice.

December 2014

  1. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2015

    International Migrants Day

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

    18 December 2014

  2. © GARO / Phanie 2015

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

    03 December 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  3. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2015

    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    “We all need to join forces to end slavery in the 21st century”

    02 December 2014

  4. World AIDS Day

    Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.

November 2014

  1. Statement

    Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development in India

    29 November 2014

    Remarks by José M. Salazar-­Xirinachs Assistant Director-General for Policy, ILO at Symposium: "Making in India: Towards a Strategy of Manufacturing-Led Growth and Job Creation in India"

  2. Statement

    ILO Awarded 25th Anniversary Super Vector Prize

    27 November 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s acceptance speech for the prestigious award from the Employers of Poland at its jubilee gala event in Warsaw in the presence of the President of Poland.

  3. L20 Summit - Session VI

    A G20 strategy for reducing unemployment and income inequality

    14 November 2014

    Remarks by Sandra Polaski Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO

  4. Statement

    New initiative to improve labour rights in Myanmar

    14 November 2014

    Joint statement of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the United States of America, Japan, Denmark and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  5. 322nd ILO Governing Body

    Statement of the Officers of the Governing Body of the ILO concerning the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease

    13 November 2014