Statements and speeches

2014

  1. Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, on the occasion of International Migrants Day

    18 December 2014

  2. © Z. H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2022

    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.

  3. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2022

    "Investing in teachers means investing in the future"

    05 October 2014

    Joint message (ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, Education International) for the World Teachers’ Day. 5 October 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day, which commemorates the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers in 1966.

  4. © Vano Shlamov / AFP 2022

    "Extending pension coverage and ensuring effective access to health care for older persons is a priority"

    30 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlines the need to address the demographic challenge through integrated employment promotion and social protection policies that build on the virtuous cycle of employment, social protection and development International Labour Organization.

  5. © Pascal Pavani / AFP 2022

    Ryder: "The mental health of young people matters to us all"

    12 August 2014

  6. © UN Photo/Kibae Park 2022

    Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples

    08 August 2014

    Message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  7. © Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP 2022

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Cooperatives for sustainable development"

    05 July 2014

  8. Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2014

  9. ILO Director-General's opening remarks to the World of Work Summit on "Developing with Jobs"

    09 June 2014

  10. © Flickr/Kevin Goebel 2022

    Message by Guy Ryder for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    17 May 2014

  11. © Peter Parks / AFP 2022

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: “Decent work for women and men assures a better deal for families”

    15 May 2014

  12. ILO Director-General: Curbing chemical risks in the workplace

    28 April 2014

  13. © UN Women 2022

    ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

    06 March 2014

  14. © Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP 2022

    ILO Director-General: Decent work, social protection and respect of rights central to sustainable development

    24 February 2014

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, tells Arab Forum for Development and Employment in Saudi Arabia that the demand for social justice must be met through decent work for all and that providing social protection of those in need, is an expression of the solidarity which holds societies together.

  15. © Bay Ismoyo / AFP 2022

    ILO Director-General: "We are faced with a deep social crisis, a crisis too of social justice"

    20 February 2014

    As the world marks the Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges "policy-makers to converge on the ambition of a real global socio-economic recovery – a recovery for all – and a Post-2015 Development Agenda that helps lift all out of poverty."

2013

  1. Including people with disabilities, everyone stands to gain

    03 December 2013

    “Too many people with disabilities are denied the dignity of work (...) We need to break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

  2. Message from ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World AIDS Day

    29 November 2013

  3. Address of ILO Director General represented by ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Ms. Nada Al-Nashif at the launch of the National Action Plan for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Lebanon by 2016

    07 November 2013

    The ILO vows continuous support to assist Lebanon to achieve its goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour.

  4. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2022

    Change requires collective responsibility towards the poorest

    17 October 2013

    "People living in poverty are particularly subject to discrimination and the exclusion that characterizes it because of their poverty (...) We cannot be indifferent - change requires collective responsibility towards the poorest and most vulnerable," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement issued on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

  5. Message from Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on International Cooperative Day 2013

    06 July 2013