Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

July 2013

  1. © Leon Neal / AFP 2019

    International Day for freedom, justice and democracy, 18 July 2013

    ILO marks Mandela’s Birthday

    18 July 2013

    The International Labour Organization extends its warmest greetings to Nelson Mandela on his ninety-fifth birthday.

  2. G20 Labour Ministerial meeting - 18-19 July 2013, Moscow

    Remarks at the press conference opening the meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    17 July 2013

  3. WTO 4th review of Aid for Trade

    ILO Director-General's speech on "skills for employment through trade and economic diversification”

    09 July 2013

    ILO side event “Skills for competitiveness” at the WTO 4th review of Aid for Trade, 9 July 2013.

  4. Presentation

    Speech by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, at the side event on 'Skills for Competitiveness'

    09 July 2013

    Keynote address by ILO Director-General during a high-level side event on 'Skills for Competitiveness' at the WTO Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade on 9 July in Geneva.

  5. Cooperative: strong in times of crisis

    Message on International Cooperative Day 2013

    06 July 2013

  6. Caribbean labour ministers' meeting

    Keynote address at the 8th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour

    02 July 2013

June 2013

  1. © Chronis Theocharis 2019

    Tackling the Jobs Crisis in Greece: Which Ways forward?

    Speech at the High-level Seminar on the jobs crisis in Greece

    26 June 2013

  2. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Closing remarks

    20 June 2013

  3. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Introductory remarks for the visit of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of African Union Commission

    17 June 2013

  4. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Introductory remarks for the visit of Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

    14 June 2013

  5. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Welcome remarks to Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi

    12 June 2013

  6. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Statement on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2013


    Remarks at the launch of a programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing

    06 June 2013

  8. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Opening remarks from the ILO Director-General

    05 June 2013

  9. © L Guarnieri/Brazil photo press 2019

    Think. Eat. Save

    Statement on the occasion of World Environment Day 2013

    05 June 2013

May 2013

  1. New Delhi

    Statement to the 45th session of the Indian Labour Conference

    18 May 2013

  2. © Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP 2019

    Rights at work

    Statement on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

    17 May 2013

    On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says the ILO is stepping up efforts to eradicate workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  3. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2019

    Workplace safety

    ILO welcomes accord on Building and Fire Safety in Bangladesh

    14 May 2013

    The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.

  4. UNRISD Conference

    Statement on potential and limits of social and solidarity economy

    06 May 2013

April 2013

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Video message on "The prevention of occupational diseases"

    28 April 2013