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September 2014

  1. © Vano Shlamov / AFP 2014

    International Day of Older Persons

    "Extending pension coverage and ensuring effective access to health care for older persons is a priority"

    30 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlines the need to address the demographic challenge through integrated employment promotion and social protection policies that build on the virtuous cycle of employment, social protection and development International Labour Organization.

  2. © Thierry Roge/Witness Images 2014

    Conference "Europe at a Crossroads"

    "More and better jobs have to go hand in hand with fiscal and monetary policies in Europe"

    25 September 2014

    Speaking at the ETUC-ETUI Conference "Europe at a crossroads. Which way to quality jobs and prosperity?", ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo called for a balanced approach where job creation and fiscal and monetary policies go hand in hand.

  3. Hearing on business and respect for the human rights of workers

    ILO Deputy Director-General: "Corporate Social Responsibility is complementary and not a substitute to international labour standards"

    24 September 2014

    Speaking at a European Parliament hearing on business and human rights, ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo stressed the importance of regulation and law enforcement to promote human and worker's rights.

  4. © UN Photo/Ryan Brown 2014

    69th Session of the UN General Assembly

    ILO Director-General's statement to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Rights

    23 September 2014

  5. 7th China International Forum on Work Safety

    ILO Deputy Director-General's address to the International Forum on Work Safety

    23 September 2014

  6. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting - Melbourne

    ILO Director General's address on G20 Labour Markets

    11 September 2014

    The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, joined the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne in September 2014, during which the ILO presented a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the Ministerial discussions.

August 2014

  1. Climate change

    ILO and UNFCCC to increase collaboration ahead of UN climate summit

    27 August 2014

    Joint statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  2. © Pascal Pavani / AFP 2014

    International Youth Day 2014

    Ryder: "The mental health of young people matters to us all"

    12 August 2014

  3. © UN Photo/Kibae Park 2014

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples

    08 August 2014

    Message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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