Statements and speeches

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

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.