Statements

June 2013

  1. 2013 World Day Against Child Labour

    Urgent action needed to prevent and eliminate child labour in domestic work

    17 June 2013, New York

    The ILO calls for concerted action and a robust legal framework to clearly identify, prevent and eliminate child labour in domestic work.

  2. Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

    Jobs and livelihoods critical to achieve sustainable development

    17 June 2013, New York

    To keep pace with the growth of the world’s labour force over the fifteen-year period from 2016 to 2030, some 470 million new jobs will be needed.

  3. ILO Statement to Fourth Roundtable on Migration and Development

    The search for decent work is at the center of most migration

    07 June 2013, New York

    Migrants are contributing to economies through their labour and the businesses they create, as consumers, taxpayers and agents of technology transfer.

May 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the 12th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    Development and tradition are not at odds

    23 May 2013, New York

    Consultation and participation can enable indigenous peoples to play a leading role in shaping their development, while maintaining traditional cultures and livelihoods.

April 2013

  1. ILO Statement to the 46th Commission for Population and Development

    International migration is largely a labour market and decent work issue

    25 April 2013, New York

    Migration today is linked, directly or indirectly, to the world of work and to the search for decent employment opportunities and a better life.

March 2013

  1. ILO Statement on World Down Syndrome Day 2013

    Men and women with disabilities can and want to work

    20 March 2013, New York

    The exclusion of people with disabilities from the labour market represents an economic loss, a violation of basic social and labour rights, and a formidable social challenge.

  2. ILO Statement to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

    Ending gender-based violence is critical to achieve decent work and promote development

    15 March 2013, New York

    Gender-based violence in the world of work represents an obstacle to development and implies significant costs for developing and developed country economies alike.

December 2012

  1. Statement

    Growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda

    17 December 2012, New York

    Statement by Aurelio Parisotto, ILO Policy Integration Unit, delivered to the Briefing on growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda in New York on 13 December 2012.

November 2012

  1. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Good jobs about quality, not just quantity

    05 November 2012, New York

    A weak jobs market continues to adversely affect the real economy through under-employment, suppressed wages and incomes, and a decline in domestic consumption.

October 2012

  1. ILO Statement to the Second Committee of the 67th General Assembly

    Full, productive employment must be objective for macroeconomic policymakers

    24 October 2012, New York

    Both fiscal and monetary policies must be used actively to stave off prolonged stagnation. While governments are rightly concerned about fiscal deficits, the ILO has cautioned that a premature retrenchment threatens to weaken growth.