Statements

October 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    ILO to celebrate 25th anniversary of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

    21 October 2013, New York

    Calls for wider ratification of the treaty to promote the social rights and economic rights of the world's indigenous peoples.

  2. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Elimination of child labour remains central to ILO mission and activities

    18 October 2013, New York

    As the number of child labourers declines, the ILO remains vigilant in pursuit of its goal to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  3. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Decent work is the most sustainable route out of poverty

    17 October 2013, New York

    Securing decent work for youth and implementation of social protection floors critical to achieve vision of the Second Decade.

  4. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    International financial system must be able to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth

    16 October 2013, New York

    Challenges are global to combat jobless growth and increasing inequality, and to realign wages and productivity.

  5. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Need for greater protections to protect women at work, including women migrants

    16 October 2013, New York

    Women migrant workers are increasingly significant earners for their families and often move due to a lack of job opportunities in their countries of origin.

  6. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Development happens through jobs

    08 October 2013, New York

    The ILO declares work as most effective and sustainable way out of poverty for poor households.

September 2013

  1. ILO Director-General at UNGA 68 Side Event "Tackling Inequalities"

    ILO vision is of a solid, rights-based and universal social protection floor

    26 September 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    Over safety nets, the ILO is looking toward permanent and universal national social protection floors, adapted to specific countries’ conditions.

  2. ILO Director-General at the Special Event on Efforts to Achieve the MDGs

    Productive employment and decent work are objectives, means for realizing MDGs

    25 September 2013, New York

    Full and productive employment and decent work for all is both an objective and a means for achieving sustainable development with social inclusion and greater equity.

  3. ILO Director-General at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Integration of environmental, social and economic policies need for sustainable development

    24 September 2013, New York

    The path toward environmental sustainability must focus on policies mutually supportive to all three dimensions of sustainable development.

  4. High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

    Exclusion carries high costs for individuals and economies alike

    23 September 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    Exclusion of people with disabilities from the world of work wastes significant potential at the individual, community and societal levels.