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. Global Youth Employment Forum

    The disturbing reality of youth employment

    01 August 2019

  2. 8th World Congress of Education International

    Education must safeguard democracy, promote the common good

    23 July 2019

News and press releases

  1. G7 Biarritz Summit

    The workplace equality challenge

    22 August 2019

  2. News

    ILO Director-General welcomes strengthened cooperation with Thailand

    24 July 2019