Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

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

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    Philippines factory fire

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

    14 May 2015

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    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

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    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.