Statements and speeches

June 2019

  1. Statement

    Opening Speech by the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the ILO-ICA Joint Conference on Cooperatives and the Future of Work

    25 June 2019

  2. 108th session of the International Labour Conference

    Statement by Ms Cinzia Del Rio, Italian Workers’ delegate to the 108th session of the ILC

    17 June 2019

  3. 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    We must work together and scale up our action to end child labour

    13 June 2019

    ILO Director-General’s opening address to the first Thematic Forum held at the 108th International Labour Conference.

  4. © Tran Van Yen / ILO 2020

    World Day Against Child Labour

    How we treat our children is a reflection of our societies and values

    12 June 2019

    In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.

  5. 108th International Labour Conference

    Opening remarks by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, at the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference

    10 June 2019

  6. Statement

    Empowering individuals in a changing world of work

    07 June 2019

    Speech of the ILO Director-General at the G7 Social Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (7 June 2019)

  7. G7 Social Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    Empowering individuals in a changing world of work

    07 June 2019

  8. © Matthias Mugisha / FAO 2020

    Global Forum

    Boosting Skills for a Just Transition and the Future of Work

    06 June 2019

May 2019

  1. The Future of Work

    A collective responsibility

    31 May 2019

    Speaking in the presence of the President of Italy at an event in Rome to mark the Centenary of the International Labour Organization, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the challenges facing the world of work and the need to work together for a future we want.

  2. 12th Session of the Labour Assembly

    A shared history

    23 May 2019

    In an address to Turkey’s Labour Assembly, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder spoke of the shared history between the ILO and modern Turkey.