Statements and speeches

January 2016

  1. Statement

    Quality Employment, Employability and Decent Work: Policy objectives and required actions

    26 January 2016

    Presentation by ILO Director-General to BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers, Ufa, Russian Federation, 25 January.

  2. Statement

    Agreement of Cooperation among 13 Labour-Based Training Institutions in Africa

    25 January 2016

  3. Statement

    Declaration of Members from the 1st Workshop of All Africa Labour-Based Training Institutions

    25 January 2016

    Theme: "Knowledge Sharing of Labour-Based Trainings Institutions in Africa"

December 2015

  1. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2016

    Universal Health Coverage Day

    Universal health coverage saves lives, alleviates poverty and boosts growth

    12 December 2015

    "Health protection is a source of employment opportunities," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. "Let’s make Universal Health Coverage a reality for all."

  2. © John Isaac / UN Photo 2016

    Human Rights Day

    The fundamental connection between human rights and labour rights

    10 December 2015

    "We join our efforts with those of the international community to ensure that the rights of women and men, girls and boys everywhere are respected. We are committed to action in the world of work to respond to the call for Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. COP 21

    Empowering a Global Generation of Young People

    08 December 2015

    ILO Director-General calls on the world's governments, workers and employers to build on the areas of training and education for youth that will unleash the potential for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and thus best serve the needs of communities and the planet.

  4. Reforms and innovations in labour administration: Efficiency and outreach

    Main challenge labour ministries are facing around the world is the efficiency of their work

    08 December 2015

    Study on reforms and innovations in national labour administration systems needed to "fill gaps in our knowledge, to be able to provide more useful services to our constituents, to develop practical tools that would be helpful in different parts of the world", says the Director of the ILO Governance and Tripartism Department, Mr Moussa Oumaru.

  5. COP 21

    ILO Director-General addresses COP 21 on Africa Day

    08 December 2015

    With education, technical skills and business development support, thousands of young African women and men can become business leaders that will drive the clean energy revolution, transform agriculture and bring about green innovation that we need for climate change solutions.

  6. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    ILO Director-General: 'Millions of women and men with disabilities face exclusion'

    03 December 2015

    "Today, we renew our commitment to achieving full and equal rights and participation in society for all women and men with disabilities," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  7. 13th African Regional Meeting

    Introduction of the Director-General's report presented by Mr Aeneas C. Chuma ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa

    01 December 2015

    Mr Aeneas C. Chuma ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa presentation of the Director-General's report “Towards inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa through Decent Work”.