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International governance

Guy Ryder reiterates call for job-led growth at Elysée meeting

The ILO Director-General and other leaders of international organizations have met with the French president at the Elysée Palace.

Press release | 08 November 2013
PARIS – The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, attended a meeting on Friday at the Elysée Palace in Paris, on the invitation of French president François Hollande. Mr Ryder was joined by several other heads of international organizations sitting at the G20.

“I welcome the opportunity that was offered by the French presidency to discuss major economic and social issues and to look at how we can tackle crucial challenges faced by France, Europe and the rest of the world,” said Mr Ryder after the meeting.

“Thanks to our expertise on employment issues, we are ready to support ILO constituents from France and from other countries in identifying innovative ways, as well as policies, that have already proven to be efficient in reducing unemployment and especially youth unemployment. A job-led growth is definitely needed.”

Besides Mr Ryder, the following heads of agencies attended the meeting: Ms Christine Lagarde, Director-General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Mr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank; Mr Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as Mr Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).