01 December 2022
During his trip to Brussels, the ILO Director-General met the Belgian Minister of the Economy and Employment, the Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, in charge of Development Cooperation and of the Major Cities Policy, and the Belgian social partners.
01 December 2022
During his first official visit to Brussels, the ILO Director-General met the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, the Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, and the EU Commissioners for Jobs and Social Rights and for International Partnerships. They discussed ongoing work and the priorities ahead.
ILO Director-General warns of threat to social justice at meeting with Chancellor Scholz and other international organization leaders
30 November 2022
Social justice, social protection and creating enough decent jobs were discussed during the Director-General’s visit to Berlin, which also resulted in new cooperation agreements with the World Bank and the German government.
G20 Leaders’ Summit
16 November 2022
The G20 leaders commitment to work together to tackle the current multiple crises facing the world and to support greater social justice and decent work, has been welcomed by the ILO’s Director-General, who attended the Summit.
11 November 2022
The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization considered a range of issues, including the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the situations in Bangladesh, Belarus and Venezuela.
10 November 2022
The ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, will be attending the G20 Leaders’ Summit, to be held 15-16 November, in Bali, Indonesia.
346th ILO Governing Body
02 November 2022
The founding values of the ILO, established in 1919, remain equally relevant today, the ILO Director-General has told the opening of the 346th Session of the Governing Body.
26 October 2022
During his trip to the United Nations in New York, the Director-General met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and chaired a preparatory meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference.
Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF
ILO Director-General calls for social protection and minimum wages to respond to cost-of-living crisis
17 October 2022
In statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, ILO calls for a crisis response that reduces inequalities and promotes sustainability, through universal social protection, adequate wage increases, greater support for vulnerable economies and respect for labour rights.
03 October 2022
As he takes up his new position, Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo talks about his background, his priorities and his vision for the ILO and the world of work.