Statements and speeches

August 2015

  1. Statement

    ILO Director-General pays tribute to Professor Sir Bob Hepple (1934-2015)

    25 August 2015

  2. International Youth Day

    Engage young people to solve youth employment

    12 August 2015

    On International Youth Day, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls on actors in the world of work to foster the inclusion of young people.

  3. © Pius Mahimbi 2015

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    "Indigenous peoples have the right to decent work"

    09 August 2015

    "A better and just future for indigenous peoples demands new and innovative approaches that enhance the visibility of indigenous peoples and pay attention to their concerns, needs and aspirations," said ILO Director-General underlying the role of decent work in ensuring indigenous people's health and well-being.

July 2015

  1. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2015

    World Breastfeeding Week

    “Breastfeeding and Work - Let’s Make it Work!”

    31 July 2015

    "Ensuring adequate maternity protection and time and space for breastfeeding at work is not only the right thing to do, it also makes economic sense," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    Building on our tripartite structure to maximize ILO's role in the new partnerships that must drive the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

    16 July 2015

    Statement by ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma at the closing session of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

  3. Financing for Development

    Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend

    15 July 2015

    Remarks by Mr Aeneas C. Chuma ILO Regional Director for Africa at a Side on Event Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the Occasion of the First-Ever World Youth Skills Day, during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

  4. Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    Ensuring policy coherence and an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development

    14 July 2015

    ILO Director-General speaking note for Round Table 2 UN Conference on Financing for Development.

  5. Financing for Development

    Leveraging Migration, Remittances and Diaspora Contributions for Financing Sustainable Development

    14 July 2015

    Opening Remarks by Stephen Pursey, Director, ILO Multilateral Cooperation Department, at the GMG-OECD Side Event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

  6. 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

    "There are fundamental questions to answer on the place and function of work in today's society"

    04 July 2015

    Opening address by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the 4th Regulating for Decent Work Conference.

  7. International Day of Cooperatives

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

    04 July 2015