Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

June 2014

  1. World Day against Child Labour

    Statement on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2014

  2. 103rd International Labour Conference

    Opening remarks to the World of Work Summit

    09 June 2014

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    World Environment Day

    Raise your voice, not the sea level

    05 June 2014

    Message by Guy Ryder Director-General of the ILO on the occasion of World Environment Day

May 2014

  1. International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s opening remarks

    28 May 2014

  2. Statement

    Address to the 3rd ITUC World Congress

    19 May 2014

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    International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    Message for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    17 May 2014

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    International Day of Families 2014 – 15 May

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Decent work for women and men assures a better deal for families”

    15 May 2014

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    Turkish coal mine accident

    ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey

    14 May 2014

  6. Statement

    Address to the Congress of the German Confederation of Trade Unions

    12 May 2014

  7. Statement

    ILO Director-General calls for safe return of girls kidnapped in Nigeria

    06 May 2014

April 2014

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2014

    Curbing chemical risks in the workplace

    28 April 2014

  2. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Tackling unemployment and inequality to revive growth

    12 April 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee.

  3. European Commission High-Level Conference

    Youth Guarantee: Making it happen

    08 April 2014

    Guy Ryder's address at the session on Europe's Youth Guarantee in a global context - G20 work on youth employment. Check against delivery

  4. Seafarers' rights

    ILO Director remarks at the Special Tripartite Committee established under the Maritime Labour Convention

    07 April 2014

  5. Working conditions

    Post Rana Plaza: A vision for the future

    03 April 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's address to the High Level Meeting on garment and textiles production in Bangladesh organized by the Government of Denmark in Copenhagen.

March 2014

  1. Lecture

    The Relevance of the ILO in the twenty-first century

    31 March 2014

    The Sir Patrick Lowry Lecture delivered by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, at the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.

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    International Women’s Day 2014 - 8 March

    ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

    06 March 2014

February 2014

  1. © Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP 2019

    2nd Arab Forum for Development & Employment

    Towards Social Protection & Sustainable Development

    24 February 2014

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, tells Arab Forum for Development and Employment in Saudi Arabia that the demand for social justice must be met through decent work for all and that providing social protection of those in need, is an expression of the solidarity which holds societies together.

  2. Inaugural Lecture

    Modern slavery: The British challenge in international context

    21 February 2014

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    World day of Social Justice 2014

    ILO Director-General: "We are faced with a deep social crisis, a crisis too of social justice"

    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."