Statements and speeches


  1. ILO Director-General's statement on Bahrain

    20 June 2011

    The Director-General of the ILO condemned the public call by the Joint Committee of Major Companies in Bahrain to the 15 members of the Executive Committee of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions to resign immediately or to face criminal and civil law prosecution.

  2. Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    26 April 2011

    On this Day we recall that every year around 337 million people are victims of work accidents and more than 2.3 million people die because of occupational injuries or work-related diseases.

  3. Statement by ILO Director-General on the situation in Egypt

    02 February 2011

    The world has followed with great respect the massive and courageous expressions of the will of the people of Egypt during the events of recent days. In the difficult times ahead it will be of critical importance that the government and all other actors commit to peaceful action to open the way to a new era of social justice in Egypt's proud history.