Events coverage

April 2019

  1. Highlights from the ILO Global Tour

    29 April 2019

    On 11 April 2019, a day-long series of events spanning four continents marked the ILO's 100th anniversary. Relive the celebrations and watch the highlights.

  2. Discussing the changing nature of work

    17 April 2019

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Philadelphia on April 17th, the ILO organised two events with Temple University in Philadelphia looking at the changing nature of work and realising decent work in conditions of freedom and dignity.

June 2018

  1. Marking the 2018 World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March

    12 June 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, were joined by young child rights activists, a SafeYouth@Work champion and experts from the employers’ and workers’ groups to mark the World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  2. There can be no peace that is not universal, says the President of Ireland

    07 June 2018

    "There can be no social justice that is not unlimited, no peace that is not universal, and no solidarity that is not open to all,” said H.E. Mr Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, at a World of Work Summit to discuss the importance of creating decent jobs in countries emerging from conflict, crisis and disaster. He is introduced by the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. The summit took place at the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

May 2018

  1. ILO Director-General addresses Palestine International Solidarity Gathering

    31 May 2018

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses the International Solidarity Gathering with the People and Workers of Palestine, organized by the Arab Labour Organization during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  2. International Labour Conference opens with call to address workplace violence and harassment

    28 May 2018

    The annual International Labour Conference got under way in Geneva today. Opening the conference, Samir Murad, Minister of Labour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called for strong action to end violence and harassment at the workplace. Over 5000 delegates from Governments, workers and employers from the 187 ILO Member States are due to negotiate the adoption of a possible Convention or Recommendation on violence and harassment at work.

November 2017

  1. ILO-AICESIS-OKE International Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work - Day 2

    23 November 2017

    The Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work is organized in the framework of the ILO Director-General’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative and the cooperation agreement between AICESIS and ILO. The objective of the Conference is to discuss the important transformations taking place in the world of work and to identify actions Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (ESC-SIs) can take to help shape the future of work in a manner that best serves the interest of employers, workers and society at large. The Conference will foster and promote the sharing of good practices regarding policy responses designed to mitigate challenges related to the changing world of work.

  2. ILO-AICESIS-OKE International Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work - Day 1

    23 November 2017

    The Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work is organized in the framework of the ILO Director-General’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative and the cooperation agreement between AICESIS and ILO. The objective of the Conference is to discuss the important transformations taking place in the world of work and to identify actions Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (ESC-SIs) can take to help shape the future of work in a manner that best serves the interest of employers, workers and society at large. The Conference will foster and promote the sharing of good practices regarding policy responses designed to mitigate challenges related to the changing world of work.

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.