Statements and speeches

October 2021

  1. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Guy Ryder: 'The pressing need is to stimulate economic recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient'

    14 October 2021

    Remarks by Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC).

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Two-track recovery undermines trust and solidarity

    14 October 2021

    In a statement to the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder said countries must increase investments in social protection, decent work and a just transition.

  3. COVID-19

    Joint IMO/ILO statement on upholding medical assistance obligations to seafarers and accelerating seafarer vaccination programmes

    06 October 2021

    The heads of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have issued a joint statement calling for port and coastal States to allow seafarers to receive medical care.

September 2021

  1. UN General Assembly: High-Level Event on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    We must learn the lessons of the pandemic

    28 September 2021

    Countries must act now to stimulate an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a high-level event on ‘Jobs and social protection for poverty eradication’ at the UN General Assembly in New York.

  2. Statement

    Towards Sustainable Food Systems: the Critical Role of Migrants

    23 September 2021

    On the occasion of the Food Systems Summit, the UN Network on Migration has issued a statement calling for migrants to be considered as a critical part of food systems, as contributors to food security in need of decent work

  3. Employment Policy

    Opening remarks for the Solomon Islands National Employment Policy Development Seminar

    14 September 2021

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

  4. World Social Protection Report 2020-22

    High-Level Panel on Social Protection: ILO Director-General’s opening remarks

    02 September 2021

August 2021

  1. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    IFAD statement for the August edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 August 2021

    IFAD Country Director, Pacific Island States, Tawfiq El-Zabri

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.