Statements and speeches

October 2017

  1. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Achieving decent work and inclusive growth

    14 October 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the IMF.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO calls for boosting global labour markets, social protection and social dialogue

    13 October 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the Development Committee of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF.

  3. International Day for Disaster Reduction

    ILO: Disaster Risk Reduction key to saving lives, livelihoods and businesses

    13 October 2017

    ILO encourages employment-centered response in line with its Recommendation 205.

  4. World Mental Health Day

    Remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at an event to mark World Mental Health Day: “Mental health in the Workplace”

    11 October 2017

  5. Statement

    Intervention by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder on « sustainable fisheries »

    09 October 2017

    Intervention by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder on Sustainable Fisheries at "Our Ocean" conference, which was held in Malta, on 6 October 2017.

  6. Staff list

    Director General Guy Ryder Opening Address at XXI World Congress on Safety and Health-Transcript

    06 October 2017

    Transcript of Statement by Director-General Guy Ryder during opening ceremonies at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health 2017, in Singapore

  7. 10th European Regional Meeting

    ILO head focuses on the future of decent work in Europe and Central Asia

    02 October 2017

September 2017

  1. Global Estimates of Child Labour

    The International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture on the new ILO Global Estimates of Child Labour

    19 September 2017

August 2017

  1. Future of work

    Speech by Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, on the Launch of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    “With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the world of work is in a state of flux, changing as never before, driven by inexorable forces that are impacting manufacturing and trade, global supply chains and the digitalisation of the global economy to name just a few,” said President of the Republic of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

  2. Future of work

    Remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the launch of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    “It is fundamentally important that we confront these challenges from the conviction that the future of work is not decided for us in advance. It is a future that we must make according to the values and the preferences that we choose as societies and through the policies that we design and implement,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.