Statements and speeches

April 2020

  1. Statement

    Obituary – Norbert Blüm

    30 April 2020

  2. © U.S. Pacific Fleet 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Protect workers both now and after lockdowns ease, says ILO

    28 April 2020

    The International Labour Organization warns that without adequate safeguards for returning workers there could be a second wave of the virus.

  3. © Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP 2020

    The G20 and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Global action to beat COVID-19 crisis vital to prevent employment disaster, ILO tells G20 ministers

    23 April 2020

    More needs to be done to protect workers and support businesses, particularly in low and middle income countries, the ILO Director-General has told labour ministers.

  4. © Aaron Santos / ILO 2020

    Action in the Global Garment Industry

    COVID-19: Call to action in the garment industry

    22 April 2020

  5. Virtual Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    COVID-19: Immediate relief needed to protect workers and enterprises, says ILO Director-General

    17 April 2020

    Priority attention should be given to small enterprises, unprotected workers and those in the informal economy, says the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, in a statement to the Spring Meeting of the IMF/World Bank Development Committee.

  6. Virtual Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    We need a human-centred response to COVID-19 through global solidarity

    16 April 2020

    In a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF and World Bank, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, outlined the steps that need to be taken to lessen the impact of the crisis on labour markets and millions of workers.

March 2020

  1. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the STC on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    31 March 2020

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  2. Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration

    ILO joins the UN Network on Migration in calling attention to the plight of migrant workers during this global crisis – to ensure we do not leave migrants and other vulnerable groups behind

    23 March 2020

    The UN Network on Migration calls for protection and equality of treatment for all migrants, including migrant workers.

February 2020

  1. Debate on the Future of Work and the European Pillar of Social Rights

    The future of work and the EU’s Pillar of Social Rights

    19 February 2020

    The values of the ILO and those of the Pillar of Social Rights are closely aligned, directing us towards a future of work that is fair and inclusive, the ILO Director-General has said in a speech to the European Economic and Social Committee.

  2. Inter-parliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union

    We need leap in policy not faith

    19 February 2020

    Europe’s Green Deal has to pass the test of credibility, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a green jobs conference co-organized by the European and Croatian Parliaments.