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. © Tim Shields 2016

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    The real cost of extreme poverty

    17 October 2016

  2. The Future of Work

    'Social dialogue is vital to meeting the challenge of the future of work'

    13 October 2016

Videos, audio and photos

  1. Speech from the ILO Director-General

    Reflecting with students on the future of work

    20 October 2016

  2. Video interview

    Important that students debate the future of work, says ILO head

    20 October 2016