Statements and speeches

December 2020

  1. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the STC on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regarding increased collaboration between shipowners and charterers to facilitate crew changes - 15 December 2020

    18 December 2020

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

  2. International Migrants Day 2020 - Joint statement

    Stronger Together: Including Migrants in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery

    18 December 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role migrants play as essential workers, including in healthcare, food supply and other key sectors. It has also exposed their vulnerability to the devastating health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic. A statement by the heads of all UN agencies, says the needs of migrant workers must be included in the COVID-19 response.

  3. Thinking Ahead on Society Change (TASC) Platform

    The importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration in COVID-19 recovery

    04 December 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addressed the opening session of the Future of Work Summit.

November 2020

  1. Virtual “1+6” Roundtable

    Promoting World Economic Recovery and Growth in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    24 November 2020

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder's, remarks to the Fifth “1+6” Roundtable Dialogue.

  2. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    G20 nations need to lead a global response to pandemic

    22 November 2020

    In a speech at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saudi Arabia, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined the steps needed to restore economic growth and jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. 2020 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights – High-level Virtual Plenary

    Remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder

    16 November 2020

October 2020

  1. Statement

    ILO Chief of Labour Migration joins UNDP Launch of their Human Mobility Report

    21 October 2020

    ILO joined UNDP and migration experts at the launch of the report on Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities and an interactive dialogue on the way forward. ILO pointed at key challenges for migrant workers` (re)integration into labour markets and the need of ensuring access to decent work so to generate positive socio-economic benefits and “build back better”.

  2. Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report

    Social dialogue can help create effective skills development and lifelong learning policies

    20 October 2020

    Through social dialogue, the actors in the labour market – employers, workers, and governments – can play an essential role in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on education and training, says the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report ‘Social Dialogue, Skills, and COVID-19'.

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Government economic and social policy interventions vital to tackle workplace closures and labour income losses

    16 October 2020

    As financial constraints increase, large-scale fiscal packages need to be maintained to counter the danger of growing poverty, inequality, joblessness and exclusion, the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told the Development Committee of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at their annual meeting.

  4. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Restore progress towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals

    15 October 2020

    Measures to reduce poverty and widen access to social protection are among a list of COVID-19 recovery priorities outlined by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the virtual annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. His statement was presented to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.