Statements and speeches

March 2015

  1. Post-2015 Agenda

    Challenges of implementation of Decent Work in the post-2015 Agenda in Europe and its responsibility in the world

    17 March 2015

    Remarks by Stephen Pursey, Director Multilateral Cooperation Department, ILO

  2. Statement

    Disaster risk reduction and the Post-2015 framework for sustainable development

    12 March 2015

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March 2015 - Sendai, Japan).

  3. © Bundesregierung/Bergmann 2015

    International coordination

    Joint communiqué by German Federal Chancellor, ILO, OECD, WTO, IMF and World Bank

    11 March 2015

    Joint communiqué 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 on 11 March 2015 in Berlin.

  4. © Gates Foundation 2015


    "The future of work must also deal with the future of women at work"

    08 March 2015

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015.

February 2015

  1. After the crisis

    Challenges for labour markets now and in the future

    27 February 2015

    In a statement delivered at the Institute of International and European Affairs, ILO Director-general Guy Ryder examined the state of labour markets and the drivers of major change, at a time when governments across the globe are giving priority to generating growth and jobs. He also addressed the policy challenges ahead for governments and for the ILO, in the run-up to the ILO’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

  2. © Bu ensa / AFP 2015

    World Day of Social Justice 2015

    “There is no inevitability, no excuse: Forced labour can be stopped”

    20 February 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder vows ILO leadership in fight against forced labour on World Day of Social Justice.

December 2014

  1. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2015

    International Migrants Day

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

    18 December 2014

  2. © GARO / Phanie 2015

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

    03 December 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  3. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2015

    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    “We all need to join forces to end slavery in the 21st century”

    02 December 2014

  4. World AIDS Day

    Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.