Statements and speeches

January 2021

  1. Statement

    Joint Statement on prioritization of COVID-19 vaccination for seafarers and aircrew (25 March 2021)

    15 January 2021

  2. Statement

    Statement by the Secretary-General of IMO and the Director-General of ILO’s calling for attention to the matter of ʺno crew changeʺ clauses in charterparties

    15 January 2021

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'.