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. Sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work

    13 March 2017

  2. © Pradip Shakya / ILO 2017

    Round table

    Making trade more inclusive

    28 February 2017

News and press releases

  1. Blog - World Economic Forum, Davos 2017

    How to make globalization work for everyone

    20 January 2017

  2. Press release

    ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue

    14 December 2016

Videos, audio and photos

  1. World Water Day

    Why waste water?

    22 March 2017

  2. World Toilet Day 2016

    Toilets save lives, increase productivity and grow economies

    18 November 2016