Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

April 2015

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015

    Building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health

    28 April 2015

  2. © Mahmud Turkia / AFP 2015

    Statement

    ILO Director-General calls for rights-based, migrant-centred and durable solutions to help migrants crossing into Europe

    23 April 2015

  3. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee: 'The role of decent work in the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development and an end to poverty'

    18 April 2015

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.

  4. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee: 'Time to reinvigorate strategies for sustainable growth and development'

    18 April 2015

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

  5. Statement

    ILO Director General statement to the Ghana Job Summit

    14 April 2015

March 2015

  1. Economic and Social Council 2015 Integration Summit

    "Making Dignity and Prosperity the Norm"

    31 March 2015

    Keynote Address by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General. Economic and Social Council Integration Segment, New York 31 March 2015

  2. Statement

    Statement by ILO Director-General for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    12 March 2015

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March 2015 - Sendai, Japan).

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    International coordination

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

    11 March 2015

    Joint communiqué 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 11 March 2015 in Berlin.

  4. © Gates Foundation 2015

    Statement

    Statement by ILO Director-General, for International Women’s Day

    08 March 2015

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015.

  5. Statement

    ILO Director-General address to the 9th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers

    03 March 2015

February 2015

  1. After the crisis

    Challenges for labour markets now and in the future

    27 February 2015

    In a statement delivered at the Institute of International and European Affairs, ILO Director-general Guy Ryder examined the state of labour markets and the drivers of major change, at a time when governments across the globe are giving priority to generating growth and jobs. He also addressed the policy challenges ahead for governments and for the ILO, in the run-up to the ILO’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

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    World Day of Social Justice 2015

    “There is no inevitability, no excuse: Forced labour can be stopped”

    20 February 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder vows ILO leadership in fight against forced labour on World Day of Social Justice.

December 2014

  1. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2015

    International Migrants Day

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

    18 December 2014

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    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

    03 December 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    “We all need to join forces to end slavery in the 21st century”

    02 December 2014

  4. World AIDS Day

    Decent work, social protection can help close the gap

    01 December 2014

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World AIDS Day 2014.

November 2014

  1. Statement

    ILO Awarded 25th Anniversary Super Vector Prize

    27 November 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s acceptance speech for the prestigious award from the Employers of Poland at its jubilee gala event in Warsaw in the presence of the President of Poland.

October 2014

  1. © Z. H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2015

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Leave no one behind: Working to end poverty

    17 October 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    The decent work foundation for shared prosperity

    11 October 2014

    ILO statement delivered to the World Bank Group and IMF Development Committee - Autumn meeting in Washington

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Reversing the slide into a low growth trap

    11 October 2014

    ILO Statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.