Events coverage

October 2017

  1. Ambition and determination will shape the future of work

    05 October 2017

    It will take determination and ambition to shape the future of work, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in closing remarks to the ILO's 10th European Regional meeting. The ILO has been an historic architect of change for nearly a century and must continue in that role, ensuring that change bends towards social justice.

  2. ILO Chief warns against economic growth without social progress

    03 October 2017

    Economic growth must go hand in hand with social progress if Europe and Central Asia are to meet the challenges surrounding the future of work in the region​, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Addressing the 10th European Regional meeting in Istanbul, Mr. Ryder stressed that unanimous acceptance and full respect of fundamental principles and rights at work is the indispensable base from which all else will flow.

June 2017

  1. ILO Director-General participates in future of work debate in Italy

    22 June 2017

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke at a debate on the future of work hosted in Rome by Italy's Ministry of Labour: "Il Lavoro che cambia. Digitalizzazione, automazione e futuro del lavoro". It is one of 110 national debates taking place around the world, which will channel into a Global Commission on the future of work to be established by the ILO in 2017.

  2. Justin Trudeau: We all benefit when women participate fully in our economy

    15 June 2017

    Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, addresses delegates of the ILO's 106th International Labour Conference as they gather for a high-level World of Work Summit on women in work.

  3. President Bidya Devi Bhandari addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2017

    President Bidya Devi Bhandari of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal addresses the ILO’s World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, during it's 106th International Labour Conference.

  4. President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2017

    President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of the Republic of Mauritius addresses the ILO’s World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, during it's 106th International Labour Conference.

  5. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2017

    “The global economy will continue to suffer greatly, if women continue to be excluded,” said the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to the delegates of some 187 countries at the at the ILO’s World of Work Summit.

  6. President Tabaré Vázquez addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    05 June 2017

    Without dialogue there is no progress, said President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay during the opening session of the annual International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva. In his speech to the delegates of some 187 countries he warned that “we must not wait for the future, we must build it.”

  7. Decent work and environmental sustainability must go hand in hand, says ILO Director-General

    05 June 2017

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The two-week long Conference gathers over 5000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to foster progress in the world of work.

May 2017

  1. Shaping the world of work: The 106th International Labour Conference

    24 May 2017

    The 106th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 5 -16 June 2017. This year's session brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today.