Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

October 2013

  1. Statement

    Opening speech at the third Global Conference on Child Labour

    08 October 2013

  2. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2020


    Statement on the Aswad garment factory fire

    08 October 2013

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    Labour migration

    Statement: The Lampedusa tragedy reminds us of palpable policy failures on migration

    06 October 2013

  4. World Teachers’ Day

    World Teachers’ Day 2013: Joint message from UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and ILO

    05 October 2013

    A Call for Teachers! Joint message from Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General; Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General; Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director; Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator;

  5. Statement

    Address to the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    02 October 2013

August 2013

  1. © Areeluck Phankhian / ILO 2020

    UN International Youth Day

    Guy Ryder: Let's join forces to help young migrant workers

    12 August 2013

  2. Indigenous peoples' rights

    Statement for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    09 August 2013

July 2013

  1. G20 Labour and Employment ministers' meeting - 18-19 July 2013, Moscow

    Address to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    19 July 2013

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    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Cooperative: strong in times of crisis

    Message on International Cooperative Day 2013

    06 July 2013

  7. Caribbean labour ministers' meeting

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

    02 July 2013

June 2013

  1. © Chronis Theocharis 2020

    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