Rights at work
17 May 2013
On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says the ILO is stepping up efforts to eradicate workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.
14 May 2013
The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.
06 May 2013
Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF
20 April 2013
Statement by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee.
15 April 2013
11 April 2013
9th ILO European Regional Meeting
08 April 2013
Introductory remarks delivered to the high level panel on "how to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis?", during the 9th ILO European Regional Meeting held in Oslo from 8 to 11 April 2013.
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8-11 April 2013
08 April 2013
Statement delivered to Government, worker and employer representatives from 51 European and Central Asian member States gathered in Oslo to discuss the way forward for the region in the context of the continuing financial, economic and social crisis.
08 March 2013
Remarks by the ILO Director-General at the event to mark International Women's Day 2013.
Stop violence against women at work
08 March 2013
A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women. Stop violence against women at work.
01 March 2013
Introductory remarks delivered by ILO's Director-General to the Human Rights Council at the High level Panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming held in Geneva, on 1 March 2013.
20 February 2013
15 February 2013
Lecture by Guy Ryder
14 February 2013
Lecture by Guy Ryder on Mr Edward Phelan at the invitation of the National University of Ireland. Guy Ryder described the life and work of Edward Phelan, who was not only the fourth Director of the ILO in 1941, and Director General under its new constitution in 1946, but also the innovator of the ILO 'tripartite' formula. (Watch the video of the lecture or download the written statement in PDF)
World Economic Forum in Davos
25 January 2013
24 January 2013
21 January 2013
Guy Ryder provided an overview of the scope of the Global Employment Trends 2013, followed by some of the key findings of the ILO report on trends and policies.
Youth jobs crisis
11 January 2013
Statement by Guy Ryder at the Tripartite Seminar on Youth Employment in Europe organized by Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and the ILO, to examine the challenges of labour market integration of young people in Europe. (Check against delivery)
18 December 2012
We celebrate the contribution of women and men migrants to growth and development in both their host and home countries. They replenish labour markets with much-needed skills and human and social capital.
17 December 2012
Joint statement by the ADB and the ILO on promoting decent work in developing Asia and the Pacific to reduce poverty and vulnerability; supporting a more inclusive, equitable and prosperous Asia-Pacific region; promoting greater access to opportunities; and reaffirming support for internationally-recognized core labour standards.