Statements and speeches

November 2018

  1. G20 informal Employment Working Group

    G20 countries are leaders in shaping the future of work

    06 November 2018

    In remarks at a meeting of the G20 Informal Employment Working Group at ILO headquarters in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the key issues facing a rapidly changing world of work.

October 2018

  1. ILO Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors

    Invest in social protection

    23 October 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls on businesses to help make universal social protection a reality, in a speech at the fourth annual meeting of the ILO Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors, in Geneva, Switzerland.

  2. Global Business and Disability Network

    Disability inclusion benefits business

    22 October 2018

    Discussions about diversity, business and human rights need to include persons with disabilities, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the opening of the annual meeting of the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network, in Geneva, Switzerland.

  3. 20th Session of the International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    ILO Director-General closes historic labour statistics Conference

    19 October 2018

    Conference offers the world new statistical tools which will provide policy makers with much needed information on emerging and less visible forms of employment.

  4. Les Entretiens France-BIT 2018

    The future of work: More voice creates better decisions in enterprises

    12 October 2018

    On the occasion of the 2018 France-ILO meetings, organized by the ILO and the French Ministry of Labour in Paris, the Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, addressed the importance of social dialogue in effectively managing changes in the world of work.

  5. World Development Report 2019

    International Labour Office expresses concern about World Bank report on future of work

    12 October 2018

    Following the publication of the World Development Report 2019 on ‘The Changing Nature of Work’, the International Labour Office questions the approach to some key issues addressed in the publication.

  6. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    12 October 2018

  7. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    The future of work must be more equal

    12 October 2018

    In a statement to the Development Committee delivered during the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, highlighted the “warning signs” facing the global economy.

  8. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2018

    World Teachers’ Day 2018

    Children need qualified teachers

    05 October 2018

    In a joint statement to mark World Teacher’s Day, the heads of ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP and Education International underline the need for quality teaching for the world’s schoolchildren.

  9. © Eko Siswono Toyudho / Anadolu 2018


    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

    01 October 2018