01 May 2023
Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the International Labour Organization
Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF
14 October 2022
In a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo highlighted the need to support low income households through increases in minimum wages and social protection benefits.
02 August 2021
International Day of Cooperatives
Statement by the ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy for the International Day of Cooperatives - 3 July 2021
03 July 2021
Around the pandemic cooperatives, and other social and solidarity economy institutions have stepped up to support their members and communities across sectors and regions. In moving forward beyond the pandemic, it will be important that cooperatives are also recognized as economic actors that need to benefit from the financial relief packages. Moreover, they need to be considered as critical partners for the longer term in building more resilient communities and strengthening local economies.
01 May 2020
01 July 2019
“The Convention’s message is clear: Violence exists in the world of work, and cannot be tolerated,” says Numan Özcan, Director of ILO Office for Turkey.
World Day Against Child Labour
12 June 2019
In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.