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

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    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017

    ILO Director-General: "Accurate data will help to save lives"

    28 April 2017

  2. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement to the Development Committee: 'Weak outlook for jobs puts development prospects at risk'

    21 April 2017

News and press releases

  1. Multilateral cooperation

    Joint press release by German Federal Chancellor, ILO, OECD, WTO, IMF and World Bank

    10 April 2017

  2. Global Dialogue on the Future of Work We Want

    ILO says social dialogue key to shaping the future of work we want

    07 April 2017