Speeches and statements

April 2019

  1. A wild dream has prevailed

    10 April 2019, United Nations General Assembly, New York

    Speaking at a special Centenary session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, celebrated the ILO’s past and reflected on the Organization’s purpose and its future.

February 2019

  1. Ministerial Forum on Social Protection

    12 February 2019,

    Statement by: Mrs. Valerie Schmitt, Deputy-Director Social Protection Department, ILO

  2. Public services for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

    01 February 2019,

    Topic introduction by Ms. Laura Addati, Policy Specialist Women’s Economic Empowerment

December 2018

  1. First Annual Principals-Level Meeting of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Committee

    06 December 2018,

    Statement by Mr. Vinicius Carvalho Pinheiro, ILO Special Representative to the UN and Director

November 2018

  1. Statement by Vinicius Carvalho Pinheiro Special Representative to the UN and Director

    12 November 2018,

    Street Art for Mankind

  2. Statement by Vinicius Carvalho Pinheiro Special Representative to the UN and Director

    09 November 2018,

    Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking

October 2018

  1. Statement by Ms. Amber Barth, Senior Programme Officer, ILO Office for the United Nations

    15 October 2018,

    73rd Session of the General Assembly Second Committee Item 20: Sustainable Development

  2. Statement by Mr. Vinícius Carvalho Pinheiro, Special Representative to the United Nations and Director, ILO Office for the United Nations.

    11 October 2018,

    73rd Session of the General Assembly Second Committee Item 18: Macroeconomic Policy Questions

April 2018

  1. Statement by the International Labour Organization to the 17th Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration

    25 April 2018,

    The ILO supports the idea to elaborate a voluntary set of internationally recognized principles of responsible and effective governance and appreciates the progress achieved by the Committee of experts since the last session. We welcome the draft of basic principles and technical guidelines contained in two documents annexed to the note prepared by the Secretariat for this meeting, which we think represents a solid basis for further work.

  2. The Fifty-first session of the Commission on Population and Development

    13 April 2018,

    The Secretary General's report on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration recognises the importance of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals.