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ILO's Director-General: News and press releases

August 2014

  1. World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    ILO Director-General: "Work claims more victims than war"

    26 August 2014

    Guy Ryder announces ILO to renew efforts to get compliance for health and safety standards at work around the globe.

July 2014

  1. Job creation

    ILO Director-General calls for more public funding to create jobs in the global economy

    28 July 2014

    Guy Ryder says 4 million jobs could be generated in advanced economies and EU alone with more public cash injections.

  2. © Jenny Vaughan / AFP 2014

    Green economy

    Ryder: World of work critical to greening the economy

    17 July 2014

    ILO Director-General calls on EU environment and labour ministers to align policies for sustainable development.

  3. ECOSOC High-level Dialogue

    Quality jobs key to reviving a weak global economy

    08 July 2014

    As the effects of the global financial crisis linger, policymakers are considering the role of macroeconomic policy in bringing about sustainable development while creating more and better jobs.

June 2014

  1. Youth employment

    Ban Ki-moon: Decent jobs for youth are essential to the future we want

    18 June 2014

    UN Secretary-General calls on governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives.

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    103rd International Labour Conference

    Ryder: We’ve endorsed an “agenda that really matters”

    12 June 2014

    World parliament of labour offers hope to millions of victims of forced labour, discusses migration, ways out of informality and overcoming mass unemployment.

  3. Press release

    ILO calls for strong commitment to jobs ahead of Ouagadougou +10 Summit

    06 June 2014

    High levels of youth unemployment and inequalities call for more pro-employment policies to promote job-rich growth in Africa’s development.

  4. Event

    Book Launch: Transforming Economies, Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development.

    03 June 2014

    The new ILO-UNCTAD publication will be introduced by the ILO Director-General and UNCTAD Secretary-General on Wednesday 4 June at 13:00 in Room II of the ILO. The opening will be followed by presentations from the editors and a question and answer session.

May 2014

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    Presentation by the Director-General of "The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013"

    31 May 2014

    ILO Director-General reviewed ILO's development results over the past two years reflecting the changing nature of its operations and the growing recognition of the value of decent work.

  2. 103rd International Labour Conference

    Ryder: Migration poses major policy challenges

    28 May 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for fair migration policies and stronger measures against forced labour at the opening of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference.

  3. Labour Migration

    ILO head calls for fair migration agenda

    16 May 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges better national and international coordination on migration policy at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm

  4. Cooperation

    Sweden announces new partnership programme with the ILO

    14 May 2014

    Agreement will provide SEK 100 million (US$ 15.4 million) for the period 2014-15 for initiatives promoting skills and jobs for youth and workers’ rights.

  5. © Guido Bergmann / BPA 2014

    Multilateral cooperation

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

    13 May 2014

    Joint press release 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 13 May 2014 in Berlin.

  6. © MTEESS 2014

    Press release

    ILO Director-General: “The Luxembourg social model is a guarantee for social peace”

    07 May 2014

    During an official visit to Luxembourg, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, the Luxembourg Prime Minister, Minister of Labour and social partners emphasized the common priorities of the ILO and Luxembourg.

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

  1. © Georges Gobet / AFP 2014
  2. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2014
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