Statements and speeches

July 2021

  1. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    ILO statement for the July edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    22 July 2021

    Director ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries, Mr. Matin Karimli

  2. BRICS 7th Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    ILO head: 'Address inequalities to prevent long term scarring'

    15 July 2021

    Speaking at the virtual Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting of BRICS nations, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said that COVID-19 recovery plans need to be human-centred, resilient, inclusive and sustainable. The BRICS group of emerging economies are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

  3. International Day of Cooperatives

    Statement by the ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy for the International Day of Cooperatives - 3 July 2021

    03 July 2021

    Around the pandemic cooperatives, and other social and solidarity economy institutions have stepped up to support their members and communities across sectors and regions. In moving forward beyond the pandemic, it will be important that cooperatives are also recognized as economic actors that need to benefit from the financial relief packages. Moreover, they need to be considered as critical partners for the longer term in building more resilient communities and strengthening local economies.

June 2021

  1. G20 Development Ministers Meeting

    G20 can help accelerate a human-centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable, resilient

    29 June 2021

    Speaking to G20 Development Ministers, the ILO Director-General has welcomed the group’s support for increased international cooperation to distribute vaccines, provide financial support, strengthen social protection and counter the employment impact of the crisis, particularly in developing countries.

  2. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    Women have not recovered their employment as much as men in most G20 economies

    22 June 2021

    At the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in Catania, Italy, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented the findings of a joint ILO-OECD report on recent trends in women’s employment and policy developments to reduce the gender labour force participation gap by 25 per cent by 2025.

  3. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    ILO Director-General urges G20 to focus on a human-centred recovery after the pandemic

    22 June 2021

    Speaking at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in Catania, Italy, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, emphasized the need to prevent long-term scarring of economies and societies and to shape an inclusive, sustainable and resilient response that truly leaves no one behind.

  4. G20 Joint Education and Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    Invest in youth says ILO Director-General to the G20

    22 June 2021

    Better skilling and decent work are needed to make sure that long COVID does not mean long-term marginalization of young people from the world of work, emphasized ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in a speech to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in Catania, Italy.

  5. 19th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2021

    Reinvigorate labour market institutions to address present crisis and future challenges

    21 June 2021

    In a speech to the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the steps needed to build a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the world of work.

  6. Week of Action against Child Labour

    ILO and the Committee on the Rights of the Child call for urgent action to protect children’s rights and accelerate progress towards eliminating child labour by 2025

    18 June 2021

    Joint statement of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the International Labour Organization to mark the Week of Action against Child Labour – 10-18 June 2021

  7. 109th International Labour Conference

    Opening remarks by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, at the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference

    07 June 2021