October 2015

  1. "Massive social protection gap is not acceptable from a human rights perspective"

    28 October 2015

    Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the Launch event for the Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors at ILO Headquarters, Geneva

June 2015

  1. 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.

September 2014

  1. © Vano Shlamov / AFP 2015

    "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.

December 2010

  1. Global South-South Development Expo

    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.”

September 2010

  1. 2010 ECOSOC coordination segment

    23 September 2010

April 2008

  1. 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.