Statements

October 2013

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

    Need for greater protections to protect women at work, including women migrants

    16 October 2013, New York

    Women migrant workers are increasingly significant earners for their families and often move due to a lack of job opportunities in their countries of origin.

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

    Development happens through jobs

    08 October 2013, New York

    The ILO declares work as most effective and sustainable way out of poverty for poor households.

September 2013

  1. ILO Director-General at UNGA 68 Side Event "Tackling Inequalities"

    ILO vision is of a solid, rights-based and universal social protection floor

    26 September 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    Over safety nets, the ILO is looking toward permanent and universal national social protection floors, adapted to specific countries’ conditions.

  2. ILO Director-General at the Special Event on Efforts to Achieve the MDGs

    Productive employment and decent work are objectives, means for realizing MDGs

    25 September 2013, New York

    Full and productive employment and decent work for all is both an objective and a means for achieving sustainable development with social inclusion and greater equity.

  3. ILO Director-General at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Integration of environmental, social and economic policies need for sustainable development

    24 September 2013, New York

    The path toward environmental sustainability must focus on policies mutually supportive to all three dimensions of sustainable development.

  4. High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

    Exclusion carries high costs for individuals and economies alike

    23 September 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    Exclusion of people with disabilities from the world of work wastes significant potential at the individual, community and societal levels.

August 2013

  1. International Youth Day 2013

    More youth migrating for work than ever before

    12 August 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    With the right set of policies, the benefits of international youth migration can be harnessed, and its negative impacts reduced.

  2. Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    Demographic transitions pose challenges, opportunities for ageing societies

    12 August 2013, UN Headquarters, New York

    Demographic transitions can not only become manageable and sustainable, but can even be turned into opportunities to improve livelihoods for the current and many future generations to come.

July 2013

  1. Statement

    Joint ILO and OECD Statement to the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    17 July 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013

  2. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperative enterprises remain strong in times of crisis

    09 July 2013, New York

    In a time of crisis cooperatives are a source of stability and resilience, and they provide an important channel for bridging market values and human values.