A joint mission and plan of action: Universal social protection to ensure that no one is left behind
30 June 2015
Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the launch of the World Bank Group and ILO Universal Social Protection Initiative, calling the attention of world leaders to the importance of universal social protection policies and financing.
"Extending pension coverage and ensuring effective access to health care for older persons is a priority"
30 September 2014
On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlines the need to address the demographic challenge through integrated employment promotion and social protection policies that build on the virtuous cycle of employment, social protection and development International Labour Organization.
16 December 2010
A group of renowned leaders in South-South and triangular cooperation will engage in an interactive dialogue on the theme, “South-South cooperation for development: the human development and social protection dimension.”
23 September 2010
Message by Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office, on the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April 2008
28 April 2008
Labour is not a commodity and markets must serve people. Nearly 90 years ago the protection of workers’ lives and health was set out as a key objective in the founding charter of the Organization. Today, rapid technological change and a fast-paced and globalized economy bring new challenges and pressures for all areas of the world of work. Safety and health remain integral elements of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.