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. Statement

    Obituary – Norbert Blüm

    30 April 2020

  2. Virtual Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    COVID-19: Immediate relief needed to protect workers and enterprises, says ILO Director-General

    17 April 2020

News and press releases

  1. Op-Ed

    Op-Ed: New normal? Better normal!

    01 May 2020

  2. © Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    COVID-19: How social and economic sectors are responding

    21 April 2020

Videos, audio and photos

  1. 14th African Regional Meeting

    14th African Regional Meeting of the ILO - Best of Opening Day

    03 December 2019

  2. State of the Unions podcast

    A future where people have jobs

    26 November 2019