Statements and speeches

October 2020

  1. Statement

    ILO Chief of Labour Migration joins UNDP Launch of their Human Mobility Report

    21 October 2020

    ILO joined UNDP and migration experts at the launch of the report on Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities and an interactive dialogue on the way forward. ILO pointed at key challenges for migrant workers` (re)integration into labour markets and the need of ensuring access to decent work so to generate positive socio-economic benefits and “build back better”.

  2. Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report

    Social dialogue can help create effective skills development and lifelong learning policies

    20 October 2020

    Through social dialogue, the actors in the labour market – employers, workers, and government – can play an essential role in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on education and training, says the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report ‘Social Dialogue, Skills, and COVID-19’.

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Government economic and social policy interventions vital to tackle workplace closures and labour income losses

    16 October 2020

    As financial constraints increase, large-scale fiscal packages need to be maintained to counter the danger of growing poverty, inequality, joblessness and exclusion, the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told the Development Committee of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at their annual meeting.

  4. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Restore progress towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals

    15 October 2020

    Measures to reduce poverty and widen access to social protection are among a list of COVID-19 recovery priorities outlined by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the virtual annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. His statement was presented to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

  5. Food security

    Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  6. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    International cooperation and solidarity needed to address social and economic impact of COVID-19

    09 October 2020

    Countries need to work together to address labour market impact of COVID-19, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the opening of the Labour and Employment Ministers meeting of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – on 9 October.

  7. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    How can BRICS countries leverage technology to achieve decent work for all?

    09 October 2020

    The potential of the digital economy must be harnessed to help address the challenges facing the world of work said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the Labour and Employment Ministers meeting of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on 9 October.

  8. © Nenad Stojkovic 2020

    World Mental Health Day

    Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace

    09 October 2020

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlines the importance of looking after our mental health at a time when stresses are rising because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. © G20 2020

    G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting

    Tourism can kickstart economic recovery, with the right policy support, ILO Director-General tells G20 Ministers

    07 October 2020

    Tourism can play a critical role in kickstarting the global economy, but special measures to support vulnerable worker groups will be essential, along with social dialogue and effective cross-sectoral policies.

  10. © Phil Roeder 2020

    World Teachers’ Day

    Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future

    05 October 2020

    Joint Statement from Guy Ryder, Director-General of ILO, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF and David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International