Statements and speeches

  1. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO calls for universal social protection, wage support for low income households

    14 October 2022

    In a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo highlighted the need to support low income households through increases in minimum wages and social protection benefits.

  2. Statement

    ILO Office for Turkey extends its condolences to those affected by the forest fires in Turkey

    02 August 2021

  3. International Day of Cooperatives

    Statement by the ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy for the International Day of Cooperatives - 3 July 2021

    03 July 2021

    Around the pandemic cooperatives, and other social and solidarity economy institutions have stepped up to support their members and communities across sectors and regions. In moving forward beyond the pandemic, it will be important that cooperatives are also recognized as economic actors that need to benefit from the financial relief packages. Moreover, they need to be considered as critical partners for the longer term in building more resilient communities and strengthening local economies.

  4. Statement

    May Day: The International Day of Labour: Day of labour and solidarity

    01 May 2020

  5. Statement

    ILO Adopts Convention on Violence and Harassment at Work at the Centenary Meeting

    01 July 2019

    “The Convention’s message is clear: Violence exists in the world of work, and cannot be tolerated,” says Numan Özcan, Director of ILO Office for Turkey.

  6. © Tran Van Yen / ILO 2022

    World Day Against Child Labour

    How we treat our children is a reflection of our societies and values

    12 June 2019

    In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.

  7. 12th Session of the Labour Assembly

    A shared history

    23 May 2019

    In an address to Turkey’s Labour Assembly, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder spoke of the shared history between the ILO and modern Turkey.