Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

April 2013

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    9th ILO European Regional Meeting

    Remarks at the panel discussion on how to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis

    08 April 2013

    Introductory remarks delivered to the high level panel on "how to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis?", during the 9th ILO European Regional Meeting held in Oslo from 8 to 11 April 2013.
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    8-11 April 2013

    Opening remarks to the ILO's 9th European Regional Meeting

    08 April 2013

    Statement delivered to Government, worker and employer representatives from 51 European and Central Asian member States gathered in Oslo to discuss the way forward for the region in the context of the continuing financial, economic and social crisis.

March 2013

  1. Gender-based violence

    Remarks at the ILO event to mark International Women's Day 2013

    08 March 2013

    Remarks by the ILO Director-General at the event to mark International Women's Day 2013.

  2. Stop violence against women at work

    Statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day

    08 March 2013

    A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women. Stop violence against women at work.

  3. Statement

    Human rights and the post-2015 agenda: The role of decent work

    01 March 2013

    Introductory remarks delivered by ILO's Director-General to the Human Rights Council at the High level Panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming held in Geneva, on 1 March 2013.

February 2013

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    Message for World Day for Social Justice 2013

    20 February 2013

  2. Event

    ILO Director-General’s address to the EUROFOUND Forum 2013

    15 February 2013

  3. Lecture by Guy Ryder

    2013 Edward Phelan Lecture: “Lessons from the Irish internationalist who organized social justice”

    14 February 2013

    Lecture by Guy Ryder on Mr Edward Phelan at the invitation of the National University of Ireland. Guy Ryder described the life and work of Edward Phelan, who was not only the fourth Director of the ILO in 1941, and Director General under its new constitution in 1946, but also the innovator of the ILO 'tripartite' formula. (Watch the video of the lecture or download the written statement in PDF)

January 2013

  1. World Economic Forum in Davos

    Excerpts from interviews of ILO Director-General Guy Ryder

    25 January 2013

  2. ILO blog

    Taking the uphill struggle for jobs to Davos

    24 January 2013

  3. Statement

    Presentation of the Global Employment Trends 2013

    21 January 2013

    Guy Ryder provided an overview of the scope of the Global Employment Trends 2013, followed by some of the key findings of the ILO report on trends and policies.

  4. Youth jobs crisis

    Statement at the Tripartite Seminar on Youth Employment (Budapest)

    11 January 2013

    Statement by Guy Ryder at the Tripartite Seminar on Youth Employment in Europe organized by Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and the ILO, to examine the challenges of labour market integration of young people in Europe. (Check against delivery)

December 2012

  1. Labour rights

    Message on the occasion of International Migrants Day

    18 December 2012

    We celebrate the contribution of women and men migrants to growth and development in both their host and home countries. They replenish labour markets with much-needed skills and human and social capital.

  2. Statement

    Joint statement by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank, and Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO

    17 December 2012

    Joint statement by the ADB and the ILO on promoting decent work in developing Asia and the Pacific to reduce poverty and vulnerability; supporting a more inclusive, equitable and prosperous Asia-Pacific region; promoting greater access to opportunities; and reaffirming support for internationally-recognized core labour standards.

  3. Moscow

    Keynote address by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to the Plenary session of the International Conference on Decent Work

    11 December 2012

  4. Statement

    Message by the Director-General of the ILO International Human Rights Day

    10 December 2012

  5. Statement

    Message on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    02 December 2012

  6. Statement

    Message by ILO's Director-General on World AIDS Day 2012

    01 December 2012

    This World AIDS day commemoration carries a unanimous hope that the world can bring an end to AIDS.

November 2012

  1. World Aids Day

    Director-General's remarks at the launching of the Getting to Zero at Work campaign

    28 November 2012

  2. ILO African Staff Association

    ILO Director-General’s welcome remarks to the President of the African Development Bank

    22 November 2012

    Director-General’s welcome remarks on the occasion of the visit to the ILO of Dr Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, to address the ILO African Staff Association.