Statements and speeches

April 2022

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social dialogue for a positive safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

    In a message to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, outlines the importance of workers, employers and governments working together to reduce deaths and injuries in the workplace.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, to the Development Committee

    22 April 2022

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, to the IMFC

    21 April 2022

March 2022

  1. © ILO 2022

    344th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    Opening intervention by the ILO Director-General

    15 March 2022

February 2022

  1. COVID-19

    Joint statement urging continued collaboration to address the crew change crisis, safeguard seafarer health and safety, and avoid supply chain disruptions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

    28 February 2022

  2. COVID-19

    Joint statement urging continued collaboration to address the crew change crisis, safeguard seafarer health and safety, and avoid supply chain disruptions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

    28 February 2022

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery

    Opening remarks by ILO Director-General

    22 February 2022

    Guy Ryder opened the Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery with a plea for the international community to take action to address the ‘dangerous inequalities’ exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within and among countries.

  4. Informal ministerial meeting of the Ministers of Labour (EPSCO)

    The impact of digital and climate transitions on the labour market

    15 February 2022

    In a video statement to the EU labour ministers of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses the “need to accelerate and to steer the transition to a greener, more sustainable, more digital economy”.

  5. UN General Assembly

    Accelerating and scaling up the SDGs, leaving no-one behind

    11 February 2022

  6. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee: the continuing negative impact of the pandemic on seafarers’ rights

    11 February 2022

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