Statements and speeches

June 2014

  1. 103rd International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General's opening remarks to the World of Work Summit on "Developing with Jobs"

    09 June 2014

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    World Environment Day

    Raise your voice, not the sea level

    05 June 2014

    Message by Guy Ryder Director-General of the ILO on the occasion of World Environment Day

May 2014

  1. International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s opening remarks to the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2014

  2. Reducing poverty

    UN Secretary-General: Decent Work related to all facets of sustainable development

    26 May 2014

    Speaking at the high level event of the General Assembly in New York on “Achieving poverty eradication through full employment and decent work for all in the Post-2015 development Agenda”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made a strong case for employment and decent work for all in the post-2015 development discussions.

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    103rd International Labour Conference

    Message of Pope Francis

    22 May 2014

    In his message to the International Labour Conference, Pope Francis said that “the sheer numbers of men and women forced to seek work away from their homelands is a cause for concern. Despite their hopes for a better future, they frequently encounter mistrust and exclusion, to say nothing of experiencing tragedies and disasters."

  4. Statement

    Address by the ILO's Director-General to the 3rd International Trade Union Confederation's World Congress

    19 May 2014

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    International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    Message by Guy Ryder for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    17 May 2014

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    International Day of Families 2014 – 15 May

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Decent work for women and men assures a better deal for families”

    15 May 2014

  7. © Bulent Kilic / AFP 2015

    Turkish coal mine accident

    ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey

    14 May 2014

  8. Statement

    Address by the ILO's Director-General to the Congress of the German Confederation of Trade Unions

    12 May 2014