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Statements and speeches

April 2014

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  3. ILO Presentation at Side Event of the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

    Trafficking in human beings - a severe form of violence against women and girls and a flagrant violation of human rights

    10 March 2014

    Trafficking in human beings continues to be a serious violation of human rights and targets the most vulnerable.

  4. © UN Women 2014

February 2014

  1. © Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP 2014

    2nd Arab Forum for Development & Employment

    ILO Director-General: Decent work, social protection and respect of rights central to 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. © Bay Ismoyo / AFP 2014

    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."

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