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April 2014

  1. Tackling inequalities

    Global jobs gap widens even as recovery takes hold

    11 April 2014

    In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.

  2. IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 2014

    Seminar on The Macroeconomics of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective

    11 April 2014

    The seminar would explore the macroeconomic implications of rising income inequality, the potential trade-off between redistributive policies and growth, and policy measures that are most likely to deliver redistribution with the least harm to growth.

  3. European Commission high level Conference

    Ryder: Youth Guarantees, a good example for urgently needed, targeted and immediate action

    08 April 2014

    At the high-level conference “The Youth Guarantee: Making it Happen,” hosted by the European Commission, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder praised the European Youth Guarantee as a concrete action to connect young people with labour markets and society.

  4. © Z.Hossain Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014


    Ryder: Rana Plaza legacy must be improved working conditions globally

    03 April 2014

    The ILO Director-General highlights the human cost of poor working conditions and calls for action to ensure the Rana Plaza tragedy is not repeated.

February 2014

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  2. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2014
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January 2014

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  2. Op-Ed

    Reducing inequality will boost economic growth

    24 January 2014

    This oped has appeared in several leading newspapers around the world.

December 2013

  1. Regional development

    Ryder: Time to turn Africa’s dynamism into social progress

    13 December 2013

    In his first official visit to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder stresses the importance of youth employment, social dialogue and green jobs in the future development of Africa.

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    Green Jobs

    More and better jobs for inclusive and green growth in Zambia

    12 December 2013

    New ILO-led programme aims to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017.

  3. Press release

    ILO chief to visit Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia

    04 December 2013

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, will make an official visit to Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia from 4 to 12 December 2013.

November 2013

  1. Official visit

    Ryder and Italian leaders share views on jobs for youth and migration

    19 November 2013

    ILO Director-General and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano talked about the youth unemployment situation affecting the country, especially in the South.

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    Official visit

    ILO Chief and Pope Francis discuss the dignity of work

    18 November 2013

    The dignity of work is a common concern for the ILO and the Catholic Church, said ILO Director-General during a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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    International governance

    Guy Ryder reiterates call for job-led growth at Elysée meeting

    08 November 2013

    The ILO Director-General and other leaders of international organizations have met with the French president at the Elysée Palace.

October 2013

  1. 319th Governing Body of the ILO

    Ryder: Global employment pressured by weak economic recovery

    28 October 2013

    ILO Director-General points to growing awareness of the importance of employment-centred strategies to strengthen the recovery.

  2. EU migration policy

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for more regular migration channels in the EU

    21 October 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addressed a conference of the European Commission on EU labour law in a video message.

  3. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    ILO chief: World needs to turn plans to end child labour into urgent action

    10 October 2013

    “More than ever our focus must be on action and results as well as process,” says Guy Ryder at the end of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

  4. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    ILO Director-General calls on countries to boost efforts to fight child labour

    08 October 2013

    “We see greater understanding that decent work for adults and youth of working age is a necessity if we are to ensure family incomes that do not rely on child labour – and in turn, that child labour undermines decent work and decent wages for adult workers,” says ILO chief Guy Ryder at the opening ceremony of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

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