Statements and speeches

November 2022

  1. 5th ITUC World Congress

    ILO Director-General calls for policies that support equity and social justice

    18 November 2022

    Addressing the 5th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Melbourne, Gilbert F. Houngbo called for a Global Coalition for Social Justice to prioritize social justice in policy making and tackle multiple crises that are impacting the world of work.

October 2022

  1. Statement

    Director-General’s opening address to the 346th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    31 October 2022

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Countries face daunting policy landscape amid rising inequalities, says ILO

    14 October 2022

    ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo has told the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee that increased social investment and strong social dialogue are imperative for a recovery that delivers sustainability, equity and lasting peace.

  3. 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.

  4. World teachers day

    The transformation of education begins with teachers

    05 October 2022

    Joint Message from Mr Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General, International Labour Organization, Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Catherine Russell, Executive Director, UNICEF, Mr David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International for World Teachers’ Day.

September 2022

  1. © ILO 2022


    Address by ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo during the ceremony for transfer of office

    30 September 2022

  2. Statement

    Address by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder during the ceremony for the transfer of office at the ILO

    30 September 2022

  3. 48th Arab Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General’s address to the Arab Labour Conference 2022

    18 September 2022

    In a recorded video address, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses Arab governments, workers and employers meeting in Cairo, Egypt, with a call to pursue with the ILO a shared mission of promoting social justice.

August 2022

  1. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee on ensuring a safe working environment on board vessels where seafarers can live without fear of discrimination and physical or mental abuse

    04 August 2022

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

July 2022

  1. BRICS 8th Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    ILO Director-General’s remarks to the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    14 July 2022