Statements

June 2014

  1. ILO Statement to the UNGA High-level event on the Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law

    Promotion of workers' rights means better development outcomes

    10 June 2014, Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN, New York

    To advance development, economic growth must be accompanied by institutions, legal and policy frameworks that protect labour and human rights.

May 2014

  1. ILO Statement to the 2014 ECOSOC Integration Segment

    Infrastructure, other investments key to promoting decent work in cities

    28 May 2014,

    Employment is the key that unlocks the door of economic and social development and environmental sustainability.

  2. UNIPP Statement to the 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    Moving beyond the aspirational to making concrete changes on the ground

    20 May 2014, UN General Assembly Hall, New York

    UNIPP is taking recommendations issued by the UN mechanisms to support legal and policy reform and access to justice for indigenous peoples’ within local and national systems.

  3. UNIPP Statement to the 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    Sharing perspectives and best practices on the rights of indigenous peoples

    19 May 2014, UN General Assembly Hall, New York

    The UN Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) calls for the full and effective participation of all indigenous peoples at the World Conference

  4. ILO Statement to the 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    Partnerships for legal reform, capacity-building and awareness-raising

    15 May 2014, UN General Assembly Hall, New York

    In Asia, with the highest concentration of indigenous and tribal peoples in the world, many are facing rapid and far-reaching changes in their societies and livelihood strategies.

  5. ILO Statement to the 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    A strong legal framework for conflict resolution, social cohesion and inclusiveness

    15 May 2014, UN General Assembly Hall, New York

    The ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (No. 169) and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples form the cornerstone of the international framework for the promotion and protection of indigenous people’s rights.

April 2014

  1. Intersessional meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

    Regulation and commitment to international standards critical to addressing labour market challenges in SIDS

    25 April 2014, UN Headquarters, New York

    Economic growth is a primary driver of job creation. But growth alone does not always translate into more and decent jobs.

  2. ILO Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

    Global cooperation is crucial for protecting rights and improving migration governance

    11 April 2014,

    The Global Migration Group stands ready to support Member States in the development of standards, policies and programmes for maximizing the development benefits of migration.

  3. ILO Statement to the First Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

    Improving employment, social protection and migration are top priorities for SIDS

    09 April 2014,

    The ILO will continue utilize partnerships in all its work carried out in the SIDS as it tackles these pressing issues.

  4. ILO Statement to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

    Incorporating the principles of equality and non-discrimination into national legislation for decent work

    02 April 2014, newyork

    With sound knowledge to back up evidence-based arguments, declarations and policies on gender equality will have far better prospects of translating into change for the better in the lives of many more working women.