Statements and speeches

July 2015

  1. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Choose cooperatives, choose equality"

    04 July 2015

June 2015

  1. 36th Programme Coordinating Board Meeting

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, Chair, UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations

    30 June 2015

  2. ILO-World Bank Group

    A joint mission and plan of action: Universal social protection to ensure that no one is left behind

    30 June 2015

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the launch of the World Bank Group and ILO Universal Social Protection Initiative, calling the attention of world leaders to the importance of universal social protection policies and financing.

  3. Statement

    Preventing and responding to abusive and fraudulent labour recruitment: A call for action ‎[pdf - 0.1 MB]

    23 June 2015

    The ILO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments, social partners, businesses, other international agencies, and all concerned stakeholders, to strengthen their efforts to address abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices.

  4. Statement

    Preventing and responding to abusive and fraudulent labour recruitment: A call for action

    23 June 2015

    The ILO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments, social partners, businesses, other international agencies, and all concerned stakeholders, to strengthen their efforts to address abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices.

  5. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General closing remarks to the 104th International Labour conference

    13 June 2015

  6. © ILO/Luu Van Tien 2015

    World Day against Child Labour

    Fighting Child Labour with quality education

    12 June 2015

    Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General International Labour Organization on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour

  7. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2015

    World Environment Day

    Turning the challenges of greening workplaces and economies into opportunities

    05 June 2015

    ILO Director-General statement for World Environment Day 2015.

  8. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s opening remarks to the 104th International Labour Conference

    01 June 2015

May 2015

  1. © Armend NIMANI / AFP 2015

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender rights

    LGBT workers entitled to equal rights and benefits at the workplace

    17 May 2015

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.