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. Seventh World Government Summit

    Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

  2. © Mauro Pimentel / AFP 2019

    Statement

    Brazil dam collapse

    28 January 2019

News and press releases

  1. Forced labour

    Ireland joins efforts to combat forced labour

    04 February 2019

  2. Fishing Convention - C188

    Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention

    30 January 2019