Statements and speeches

May 2014

  1. 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

    ILO Director-General: 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. Statement

    Keynote address at the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

    07 April 2014

    Day of General Discussion on workplace exploitation and workplace protection commemorating the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

  6. 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.

  7. Statement

    Opening address at the making breakthroughs in the implementation of ethical and professional recruitment

    01 April 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Making breakthroughs in the implementation of ethical and professional recruitment, 2nd Regional Conference in view of the creation of Alliance of Asian Associations of Overseas Employment Service Providers, Manila, Philippines, 1 April 2014

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.

  2. Global Trade and Development Week 2014

    21st Century Skills and the Age of Responsibility

    31 March 2014

    Keynote remarks by José M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Assistant Director-General for Policy at the ILO, at the “Global Trade and Development Week 2014”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia