12 December 2013
International Human Rights Day
10 December 2013
On this International Human Rights Day the ILO re-affirms its commitment to protect and promote human rights at work.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
05 December 2013
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
03 December 2013
“Too many people with disabilities are denied the dignity of work (...) We need to break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
World AIDS Day - 1 December 2013
29 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines
12 November 2013
29 October 2013
The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was a panellist on Roundtable 4 on international and regional labour mobility and its impact on development where he delivered a statement drawing attention to the three inter-connected pillars of labour mobility needed to achieve equitable and inclusive development: (i) ensuring that labour mobility addresses real labour market needs; (ii) improving protection of human rights, including labour rights, of migrant workers throughout the whole migration process; and (iii) enhancing social dialogue, collaboration with other stakeholders, and cooperation between countries.
29 October 2013
The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, took the floor in Roundtable 2 on measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of all migrants and underscored the need for a consensus for global action that is truly respectful of the rights and interests of migrant workers.
Launch of Anti-Human Trafficking Week in Switzerland
18 October 2013
Addressing the opening event of Switzerland’s first annual Anti-Human Trafficking Week on October 18th, ILO Deputy Director-General Greg Vines called on UN agencies to work together towards the elimination of all forms of human exploitation. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October 2013
"People living in poverty are particularly subject to discrimination and the exclusion that characterizes it because of their poverty (...) We cannot be indifferent - change requires collective responsibility towards the poorest and most vulnerable," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement issued on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.