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. © Tom Percy 2018

    G20 Education and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Lower the barriers facing women in labour market

    07 September 2018

  2. G20 Education and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    We need more and better social protection

    07 September 2018

News and press releases

  1. © G20 Argentina 2018

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    ILO Director-General praises G20 commitment on future of work

    07 September 2018

  2. News

    ILO Director General on an official visit to Namibia 5-7 August 2018

    06 August 2018

Videos, audio and photos

  1. 107th International Labour Conference

    Opening of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2018

  2. Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations

    Promoting Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations for the ILO Centenary in 2019

    26 May 2018