Statements and speeches

October 2008

  1. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia Director-General of the International Labour Office on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    17 October 2008

  2. Statement

    Sustainable Recovery and Shaping a Fair Globalization - Statement of the ILO Director-General to the fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

    10 October 2008

    Statement by Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office, to the International Monetary and Finance Committee and Development Committee - Washington, DC, 10-11 October 2008

September 2008

  1. Statement

    Forced Labour And Human Trafficking - The Global Challenge and the ILO Response by Roger Plant, Oslo, 4 September 2008

    04 September 2008

    Presentation to a roundtable on “Human Trafficking with a Focus on Forced Labour”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway, 4 September 2008

  2. Statement

    The Report of the Commission on Growth and Development

    04 September 2008

    Comments by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector, ILO

August 2008

  1. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    06 August 2008

    Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People - 9 August 2008

July 2008

  1. Statement

    Message from Juan Somavia Director-General of the International Labour Office: "Confronting Climate Change through Cooperative Enterprise"

    04 July 2008

June 2008

  1. Statement

    Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work

    29 June 2008

    The Declaration on Safety and Health at Work, adopted by the World Summit on Safety and Health in Seoul on June 29, provides a new global reference point for addressing occupational safety and health issues around the world. Download it here.

  2. Statement

    ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization

    12 June 2008

  3. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia on occasion of World Day against Child Labour: The goal is quality education for children and decent work for adults

    10 June 2008

  4. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the occasion of World Environment Day

    04 June 2008

    Tackling climate change and protecting the environment are workplace issues, says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia in a statement for World Environment Day. The statement says green growth can become a strong driver for sustainable development if green jobs are also decent jobs and there is a just transition for enterprises and workers. The ILO is ready to put its Decent Work Agenda at the service of low carbon goals.