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. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    A human-centred agenda will reduce inequalities

    13 April 2019

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Decent jobs must grow at a stronger pace

    13 April 2019

News and press releases

  1. ILO100

    UN General Assembly commemorates the ILO Centenary

    08 April 2019

  2. 335th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body elects Ambassador Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa as new Chairperson

    19 March 2019