ILO Director-General

  1. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took office on 1 October 2012. Guy Ryder sees the ILO as absolutely central to the questions of the day: jobs, social protection, the fight against poverty, and equality. For this reason, he wants to reinforce the ILO's place at the centre of international decision-making on issues that affect the world of work.

    The Director-General wants the ILO to play a role in difficult global situations – such as economic crisis – and on the national agendas of countries undergoing change, especially where the world of work is at stake.

    To support these goals, Guy Ryder has started a process of internal reform to strengthen the ILO's technical capacity and improve its policy analysis.

Statements and speeches

  1. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Debate on regulating digital labour platforms is crucial

    02 September 2019

  2. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    "Tackling the large gender gap in unpaid work is possible"

    02 September 2019

News and press releases

  1. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to human-centred future of work policies

    02 September 2019

  2. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Guy Ryder attends G20 meeting in Japan

    30 August 2019