Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

July 2015

  1. International Day of Cooperatives

    “Choose cooperatives, choose equality"

    04 July 2015

June 2015

  1. 36th Programme Coordinating Board Meeting

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, Chair, UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations

    30 June 2015

  2. ILO-World Bank Group

    A joint mission and plan of action: Universal social protection to ensure that no one is left behind

    30 June 2015

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the launch of the World Bank Group and ILO Universal Social Protection Initiative, calling the attention of world leaders to the importance of universal social protection policies and financing.

  3. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General closing remarks to the 104th ILC

    13 June 2015

  4. © ILO/Luu Van Tien 2015

    World Day against Child Labour

    Statement on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2015

    Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General International Labour Organization on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour

  5. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2015

    World Environment Day

    Turning the challenges of greening workplaces and economies into opportunities

    05 June 2015

    ILO Director-General statement for World Environment Day 2015.

  6. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s opening remarks to the 104th ILC

    01 June 2015

May 2015

  1. © Armend NIMANI / AFP 2015

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender rights

    LGBT workers entitled to equal rights and benefits at the workplace

    17 May 2015

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

  2. Statement

    ILO welcomes the reactivation of social dialogue in Greece

    15 May 2015

  3. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2015

    Philippines factory fire

    ILO Director-General expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures

    14 May 2015

  4. © Russell Watkins / DFID 2015

    Natural disaster

    ILO Director-General reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

    13 May 2015

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).

  3. © Bundesregierung/Bergmann 2015

    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.