Statements and speeches

September 2014

  1. United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    ILO Deputy-Director General Gilbert Houngbo: "South-South Cooperation offers real, concrete solutions to development challenges"

    12 September 2014

  2. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting - Melbourne

    ILO Director General's address on G20 Labour Markets

    11 September 2014

    The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, joined the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne in September 2014, during which the ILO presented a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the Ministerial discussions.

August 2014

  1. Climate change

    ILO and UNFCCC to increase collaboration ahead of UN climate summit

    27 August 2014

    Joint statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  2. © Pascal Pavani / AFP 2015

    International Youth Day 2014

    Ryder: "The mental health of young people matters to us all"

    12 August 2014

  3. © UN Photo/Kibae Park 2015

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples

    08 August 2014

    Message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

July 2014

  1. World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Guy Ryder: "Trafficking in human beings is not a thing of the past"

    30 July 2014

  2. © Gwenn Dubourthoumieu / AFP 2015

    World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Joint statement of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons

    30 July 2014

  3. © Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP 2015

    International Day of Cooperatives

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Cooperatives for sustainable development"

    05 July 2014

June 2014

  1. © ILO 2015

    Youth employment

    Welcome remarks by ILO's Director-General on the occasion of the visit of the UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon

    18 June 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participated in an interactive dialogue on youth employment during his visit to ILO headquarters in Geneva. The session focused on the importance of investing in quality jobs for youth, particularly those living in developing countries.

  2. World Day against Child Labour

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2014