Statements

April 2014

  1. ILO Statement to the First Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

    Improving employment, social protection and migration are top priorities for SIDS

    09 April 2014,

    The ILO will continue utilize partnerships in all its work carried out in the SIDS as it tackles these pressing issues.

  2. ILO Statement to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

    Incorporating the principles of equality and non-discrimination into national legislation for decent work

    02 April 2014, newyork

    With sound knowledge to back up evidence-based arguments, declarations and policies on gender equality will have far better prospects of translating into change for the better in the lives of many more working women.

March 2014

  1. ILO Presentation at Side Event of the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

    Trafficking in human beings - a severe form of violence against women and girls and a flagrant violation of human rights

    10 March 2014,

    Trafficking in human beings continues to be a serious violation of human rights and targets the most vulnerable.

February 2014

  1. ILO Statement to the 52nd Commission for Social Development

    Empowerment needed to tackle growing inequality and vulnerability

    12 February 2014, New York

    The world needs a commitment to full employment and decent work that safeguards human and workers’ rights in order to move the development agenda forward.

December 2013

  1. Statement to ECOSOC meeting on Typhoon Haiyan

    In relief efforts, start job creation on day one

    16 December 2013, ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York

    Emergency employment and decent work programmes not only provide emergency relief, but also help boost sustainable recovery and development.

November 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Decent work is a human right

    06 November 2013, New York

    Human rights are not only the foundation of decent work; decent work has been recognized as a human right itself, outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

October 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    ILO to celebrate 25th anniversary of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

    21 October 2013, New York

    Calls for wider ratification of the treaty to promote the social rights and economic rights of the world's indigenous peoples.

  2. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Elimination of child labour remains central to ILO mission and activities

    18 October 2013, New York

    As the number of child labourers declines, the ILO remains vigilant in pursuit of its goal to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  3. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    Decent work is the most sustainable route out of poverty

    17 October 2013, New York

    Securing decent work for youth and implementation of social protection floors critical to achieve vision of the Second Decade.

  4. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 68th General Assembly

    International financial system must be able to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth

    16 October 2013, New York

    Challenges are global to combat jobless growth and increasing inequality, and to realign wages and productivity.