Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

November 2012

  1. By the President of the African Development Bank

    Towards enhancing employment in Africa

    22 November 2012

    Speech delivered by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank at the ILO. (Check against delivery)

  2. US President in Myanmar

    ILO Director-General welcomes US-Myanmar deal on forced labour

    19 November 2012

  3. Working Party on the social dimension of globalization

    Statement on Global economic prospects and the Decent Work Agenda

    13 November 2012

    ILO Director-General introduction to the Working party on the social dimension of globalization - High-level section of the governing body of the ILO. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

October 2012

  1. Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty

    Message on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    17 October 2012

  2. Agricultural cooperatives

    Message on World Food Day

    16 October 2012

  3. IMF/World Bank annual meeting

    Urgent coordinated measures to promote employment and decent jobs

    13 October 2012

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General at the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee (Tokyo, 13 October 2012)

  4. 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    ILO Director-General congratulates EU on Nobel Peace Prize

    12 October 2012

  5. International Day of the Girl Child

    Message on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child

    11 October 2012

September 2012

  1. Ceremony for transmission of office

    Remarks by the outgoing Director-General Juan Somavia and by the Director-General Elect, Guy Ryder

    28 September 2012

May 2012

  1. Post-election speech

    Address of Guy Ryder, ILO DG elect, to the Governing Body

    28 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has elected Guy Ryder as its tenth Director-General. M. Ryder, who is currently the ILO’s Executive Director for International Labour Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, will begin his five-year term in October 2012.