Statements and speeches

October 2019

  1. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Uncertain global economic and jobs outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions

    19 October 2019

    Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue and labour standards and institutions, the Director-General, Guy Ryder has told the World Bank

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Growing concerns about global employment and economic growth require stronger response

    19 October 2019

    Pro-active, effective measures, with a particular focus on small economic units, are needed to ensure that the response to a slowing global economy can prevent global unemployment rising and growth weakening.

  3. Future of work

    ILO Director-General warns of new brutalism in politics

    08 October 2019

    In a speech to German trade union IG Metall in Nuremberg, Guy Ryder warns of challenge to the basic values of social justice, tolerance, solidarity and humanity. Calls for sincere process of social dialogue between trade unions and employers to ensure a human-centred future of work.

September 2019

  1. Future of work

    We need an innovation shock

    23 September 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, tells participants at a Ford Foundation and ILO event in New York that the world of work needs to innovate to meet the challenges of the future of work.

  2. ILO 100

    Social justice, tripartite cooperation are the keys to social progress

    20 September 2019

    Speaking in Norway, Director-General Guy Ryder has praised the strength of the ideas, convictions and values that the Nordic countries demonstrated, and their positive impact on the work of the ILO.

  3. DBEI ILO NUI Conference

    The ILO’s mandate maps a path to a better future

    17 September 2019

    Core ILO principles such as labour standards and tripartite social dialogue are increasingly recognized as part of the solution to current issues disrupting the world of work, including growing inequality, threats to social justice, and loss of trust in institutions and leaders, the ILO’s Director-General has told a conference in Dublin. The meeting was convened to mark the ILO’s Centenary and reflect on the legacy of the Declaration of Philadelphia.

  4. Youth employment

    The EC/ILO action on youth employment. Lessons for policy formulation and implementation

    16 September 2019

    Presentation by Gianni Rosas, Director, ILO Office for Italy and San Marino, to the Conference on «Addressing the chalenges of youth NEET. Instrument and responses for labour market inclusion», organized by the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, 16-20 September 2019.

  5. 18th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Closing speech by the Chief of the Development and Investment Branch, ILO Geneva

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  6. 18th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Opening remarks by ILO Regional Director for Africa

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  7. 18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Ministerial Declaration

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".