Statements and speeches

August 2016

  1. Statement

    Background Note by the International Labour Organization for the UN High-Level Political Forum 11 - 20 July 2016, New York

    12 August 2016

  2. International Youth Day 2016

    Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production through Decent Work for Youth

    12 August 2016

    “Access to productive and decent work is the best way young people can realize their aspirations, improve their living conditions and actively participate in society,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. © T. Lee 2016

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    ILO Director General: Delivering economic and social justice for indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work

    09 August 2016

    "Together, by building bridges and strengthening partnerships, guaranteeing equal access to education and most importantly, by empowering indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work, we can surmount the challenges ahead," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  4. Environmental and Social Framework

    ILO Statement on the World Bank Environmental and Social Policy

    08 August 2016

    The revised ESF, which sets forth the safeguard policies that the Bank and its borrowers will apply to future investment project financing, now includes a labour standard for protecting workers on Bank-financed investment projects.

July 2016

  1. 2016 G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Declaration

    Innovation and Inclusive Growth: Decent Work, Enhanced Employability and Adequate Job Opportunities

    13 July 2016

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have agreed on action to advance decent work, enhance employability, and generate adequate job opportunities.

  2. G20, Beijing

    ILO Director-General briefs G20 Labour and Employment Ministers on “Promoting Decent Work”

    13 July 2016

  3. G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    ILO Director-General’s Speech at Session on Dialogue with Social Partners and Engagement Groups

    12 July 2016

  4. G20, Beijing

    ILO Director-General's remarks to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    12 July 2016

    In his statement to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Beijing in July 2016, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned that poor prospects for economic growth risk becoming entrenched.

  5. © Bob Nichols / USDA 2016

    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives: An old idea, but more relevant than ever in today’s world

    01 July 2016

    Cooperatives are key to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of International Day of Cooperatives.

June 2016

  1. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2016

    Statement

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder “Decent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development”

    13 June 2016

    "If this agenda can become a reality in the next 15 years, we will be turning the tide back in the direction of social justice and assuring a sustainable and fairer society for us and our children", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.