106th International Labour Conference
05 June 2017
“We need the right policies to make the transition happen and to make it just,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the opening session of the 106th International Labour Conference.
ILC Radio Round-up
05 June 2017
The 106th International Labour Conference opened Monday with a clear call by the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to put green jobs at the heart of sustainable development. The International Labour Conference - also known as the Parliament of the World of Work – is hosted by the International Labour Organization and this year’s ambitious agenda include green jobs, labour migration, transition to peace and Fundamental principles and rights at work.
Occupied Arab territories
31 May 2017
Five decades of occupation have created pervasive unemployment and a fragmented and ineffective labour market in the occupied Arab territories, rendering the reactivation of the peace process an urgent necessity, an ILO annual report says.
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting
19 May 2017
Ministers adopted policy recommendations on skills development, social protection and working conditions for countries to shape a future that works for people around the globe.
The ILO and the Olympic and Paralympic Games
12 May 2017
The Organizing Committee and the UN Agency for the world of work will sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices among the delivery partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
10 April 2017
Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the occasion of their meeting in Berlin on 10 April 2017.
Global Dialogue on the Future of Work We Want
07 April 2017
ILO Director-General calls on global leaders to shape a future of work inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace.
Blog - World Economic Forum, Davos 2017
20 January 2017
ILO head sees global political developments of the last few months as a revolt of the dispossessed, of people – workers – who feel they haven’t benefited from globalization.
ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue
14 December 2016
"Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
06 December 2016
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.
07 November 2016
Guy Ryder has been re-elected by the Governing Body of the ILO for another five-year term that will start officially on 1 October 2017.
Global South-South Development Expo 2016
01 November 2016
ILO Forum during the Global South-South Expo in Dubai will showcase good governance practices in the world of work.
25 October 2016
ILO Director-General highlights the role of business in further developing social protection floors and achieving sustainable development goals on social protection.
14 October 2016
ILO Director-General congratulates António Guterres on his appointment as UN Secretary-General.
Nobel Peace Prize
08 October 2016
Guy Ryder says decent work key to reducing poverty, inequality and breaking out of the slow growth trap
07 October 2016
In statements to the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the World Bank Development Committee in Washington, the head of the ILO noted that against the backdrop of slowing growth, the outlook for labour markets remains troubled and likely to worsen.
Meeting of the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers
28 September 2016
Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Peace agreement in Colombia
21 September 2016
Guy Ryder confirmed his presence in Cartagena on September 26 to sign the document which seeks to end more than five decades of armed conflict.
06 September 2016
China is “shaping its own future”, Guy Ryder tells delegates to the first national dialogue on the future of work, but profound challenges lie ahead for the country, and for the planet.
06 September 2016
At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”