Statements

March 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

    Ending gender-based violence is critical to achieve decent work and promote development

    15 March 2013, New York

    Gender-based violence in the world of work represents an obstacle to development and implies significant costs for developing and developed country economies alike.

December 2012

  1. Statement

    Growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda

    17 December 2012, New York

    Statement by Aurelio Parisotto, ILO Policy Integration Unit, delivered to the Briefing on growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda in New York on 13 December 2012.

November 2012

  1. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Good jobs about quality, not just quantity

    05 November 2012, New York

    A weak jobs market continues to adversely affect the real economy through under-employment, suppressed wages and incomes, and a decline in domestic consumption.

October 2012

  1. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Full, productive employment must be objective for macroeconomic policymakers

    24 October 2012, New York

    Both fiscal and monetary policies must be used actively to stave off prolonged stagnation. While governments are rightly concerned about fiscal deficits, the ILO has cautioned that a premature retrenchment threatens to weaken growth.

  2. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    ILO Convention has become reference for indigenous issues

    22 October 2012, New York

    ILO Convention 169 is the only international treaty on the rights of indigenous peoples open to ratification by Member States.

  3. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Search for decent work fueling international migration

    18 October 2012, New York

    International migration is a global phenomenon and essentially a labour issue today. Its main driver is the search for a decent life and it is therefore linked, directly and indirectly, to the world of work and decent employment opportunities.

  4. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Progress in gender equality and ending discrimination remains elusive

    17 October 2012, New York

    Gender equality cannot be achieved when discrimination remains embedded in political, economic and social institutions and in development processes.

  5. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Equity enhancing policies can reduce risk of future crises

    09 October 2012, New York

    People remain vulnerable and their livelihoods precarious unless there are wider conditions for inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development.

July 2012

  1. ILO Statement to the 2012 ECOSOC High-Level Segment

    A jobs-centered development agenda

    09 July 2012, New York

    Action for jobs now is critical for growth and development and the shaping of fairer, greener and less volatile globalization.

  2. ILO Statement at the 2012 ECOSOC Ministerial Breakfast

    Cooperatives make a better world

    05 July 2012, New York

    Cooperatives are particularly suitable as a form of organization and empowerment for vulnerable groups.