ILO / SOCIAL JUSTICE

27-May-2022 00:03:08
“The rule of law must prevail,” declares Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, at the opening session of the 110th International Labour Conference. ILO
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STORY: ILO / SOCIAL JUSTICE
TRT: 03:08
SOURCE: ILO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 MAY 2022, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE
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27 MAY 2022, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Various shots, Ryder, ILO staff, participants, conference room participants, conference room
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“Yet the fact is that the situation arising from the aggression in Ukraine is generating global crises in respect of food, of energy, and of finance, with renewed disruption of supply chains, surging inflation, and extraordinary levels of uncertainty, insecurity, and tension. The human-centered recovery which we advocated at the Conference last year did not indeed could not, foresee any of this. But it is the harsh reality of the moment, and we must confront it.”
3. Wide shot, conference room
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“The first is that it has put international cooperation under considerable and maybe unprecedented pressure. We must show ourselves and this conference capable of rising above that pressure. Of delivering the results that show that multilateralism – in this house allied with tripartism – actually works. That we need it. That it is indispensable.”
5. Med shot, participants
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“And the second thought is that the rule of law must prevail. That just as the flouting of the UN Charter by military aggression is not to be tolerated and must not prevail, so the violation of international labour standards must not go unanswered.”
7. Wide shot, conference room
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“There are multiple reasons why the work of the Committee on the Application of Standards at this Conference matters enormously. It goes to the essence of the historic normative role of the ILO. It is where the rules we have set for over a century and our idea of how work should be organized take concrete shape. It is the place where all Member States, big or small, powerful or less so, rich or less affluent, are held to the standards that you – the governments, employers, and workers of the world - have decided should apply equally to us all.”
9. Med shot, participants
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“I believe that our circumstances constitute a sharp reminder of the foundational truth upon which the ILO was constructed, and which have been borne out time and again over the last century and is again today. That lasting peace depends on social justice and that the achievement of social justice depends upon peace. Those who resort to war deny social justice. And those who obstruct social justice endanger peace.”

RECENT - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

11. Wide shot, ILO headquarters, exterior
STORYLINE
“The rule of law must prevail,” declares Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), at the opening session of the 110th International Labour Conference.
Ryder stressed the need to defend the rule of law in the face of those who “resort to war to deny social justice” as he addressed the opening of the 110th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC).
“Lasting peace depends on social justice, and the achievement of social justice depends upon peace. Those who resort to war deny social justice. And those who obstruct social justice endanger peace,” emphasized Ryder.
With countries experiencing an uneven and sometimes ‘fragile recovery’ in their labour markets from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryder warned that there is ‘all too likely worse to come’ to the global economy because of the impact of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
“Just as the flouting of the UN Charter by military aggression is not to be tolerated and must not prevail, so the violation of international labour standards must not go unanswered,” added the Director-General. He urged delegates to show “that multilateralism - in this house tripartism - actually works.”
The ILC, sometimes known as the world parliament of labour, is the largest international gathering dedicated to the world of work, attended by representatives of 2 governments, employers, and workers from the 187 ILO Member States.
Delegates discuss the key world of work issues, adopt and monitor the application of International Labour Standards and set the ILO’s global priorities and budget.
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