Statements

August 2013

  1. International Youth Day 2013

    More youth migrating for work than ever before

    12 August 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    With the right set of policies, the benefits of international youth migration can be harnessed, and its negative impacts reduced.

  2. Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    Demographic transitions pose challenges, opportunities for ageing societies

    12 August 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    Demographic transitions can not only become manageable and sustainable, but can even be turned into opportunities to improve livelihoods for the current and many future generations to come.

July 2013

  1. Statement

    Joint ILO and OECD Statement to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    17 July 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013

  2. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperative enterprises remain strong in times of crisis

    09 July 2013, New York

    In a time of crisis cooperatives are a source of stability and resilience, and they provide an important channel for bridging market values and human values.

June 2013

  1. 2013 World Day Against Child Labour

    Urgent action needed to prevent and eliminate child labour in domestic work

    17 June 2013, New York

    The ILO calls for concerted action and a robust legal framework to clearly identify, prevent and eliminate child labour in domestic work.

  2. Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

    Jobs and livelihoods critical to achieve sustainable development

    17 June 2013, New York

    To keep pace with the growth of the world’s labour force over the fifteen-year period from 2016 to 2030, some 470 million new jobs will be needed.

  3. ILO Statement to Fourth Roundtable on Migration and Development

    The search for decent work is at the center of most migration

    07 June 2013, New York

    Migrants are contributing to economies through their labour and the businesses they create, as consumers, taxpayers and agents of technology transfer.

May 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the 12th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    Development and tradition are not at odds

    23 May 2013, New York

    Consultation and participation can enable indigenous peoples to play a leading role in shaping their development, while maintaining traditional cultures and livelihoods.

April 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the 46th Commission for Population and Development

    International migration is largely a labour market and decent work issue

    25 April 2013, New York

    Migration today is linked, directly or indirectly, to the world of work and to the search for decent employment opportunities and a better life.

March 2013

  1. ILO Statement on World Down Syndrome Day 2013

    Men and women with disabilities can and want to work

    20 March 2013, New York

    The exclusion of people with disabilities from the labour market represents an economic loss, a violation of basic social and labour rights, and a formidable social challenge.