Statements and speeches

November 2015

  1. Statement

    Cooperation to combat IUU fishing, fisheries crime and fisheries related crimes, and to promote sustainable fisheries governance

    25 November 2015

    A joint statement by the two Fisheries ministers of Norway and Indonesia recognizes the importance of UNODC, INTERPOL and ILO in the fight against Fisheries Crimes.

  2. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Time to banish Violence Against Women in the Workplace

    25 November 2015

  3. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    Guy Ryder address to the G20 Leaders' Summit in Antalya

    15 November 2015

    "The goal set in Brisbane last year of increasing growth by more than 2 per cent above trend projections by 2018 remains elusive… Reversing this trend in 2016 is vital for the success of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda," Ryder told G20 Leaders attenting the Summit in Antalya, Turkey.

  4. © Ray Witlin / World Bank 2015

    Education 2030

    Working together for quality education and social justice

    04 November 2015

    ILO Statement to the Education 2030 High-Level Meeting, UNESCO, Paris

October 2015

  1. OECD Global Forum on Competition

    Address by ILO Director-General at the OECD Global Forum on Competition

    30 October 2015

    Keynote Address by Guy Ryder Director-General ILO on the occassion of the OECD Global Forum on Competition - Paris, 29-30 October 2015

  2. Ministerial Declaration

    Ministerial Declaration from the XVIth Regional Labour-based Seminar

    29 October 2015

    Theme: "Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Context of Decentralization with Employment Intensive Investment Approaches"

  3. Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors

    "Massive social protection gap is not acceptable from a human rights perspective"

    28 October 2015

    Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the Launch event for the Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors at ILO Headquarters, Geneva

  4. World Statistics Day

    Statistics: Illuminating the path to sustainable decent work and development

    20 October 2015

    Statement by Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World Statistics Day 2015.

  5. 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

    ILO Director-General: Access to labour markets, a powerful engine of integration of migrant populations into societies

    18 October 2015

    Transcript of ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s Address to the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) during the Opening Session of the General Debate on “The moral and economic imperative for fairer, smarter and more human migration”.

  6. © Max Wilson 2015

    World Poverty Day

    An end to Poverty by 2030: It can be done

    17 October 2015

    The theme of this year’s World Poverty Day, “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”. Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World Poverty Day 2015.