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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    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The future world of work must be fully inclusive of people with disabilities

    01 December 2017

  2. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Scaled up action needed on youth employment to make a difference in the lives of young people everywhere

    29 November 2017

News and press releases

  1. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labour and forced labour

    16 November 2017

  2. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO head warns that there are still 152 million victims of child labour

    14 November 2017

Videos, audio and photos

  1. 10th European Regional Meeting

    Ambition and determination will shape the future of work

    05 October 2017

  2. 10th European Regional Meeting

    ILO Chief warns against economic growth without social progress

    03 October 2017