Universal social protection is achievable and critical to implementing the new UN development agenda
06 September 2016
Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the ILO-China-ASEAN High-level Seminar to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on Universal Social Protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Beijing, China.
26 May 2016
The ILO will facilitate compensation for workers injured in a 2012 factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan.
12 December 2015
"Health protection is a source of employment opportunities," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. "Let’s make Universal Health Coverage a reality for all."
14 July 2015
ILO Director-General speaking note for Round Table 2 UN Conference on Financing for Development.
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.
22 April 2015
Remarks by ILO Deputy Director General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, at a multi-stakeholder event at the European Parliament in Brussels on 22 April 2015.
01 December 2014
Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.
"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.
20 February 2014
As the world marks the Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges "policy-makers to converge on the ambition of a real global socio-economic recovery – a recovery for all – and a Post-2015 Development Agenda that helps lift all out of poverty."