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. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Enabling policies for persons with disabilities are crucial to achieving SDGs

    03 December 2016

  2. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    Everyone needs to be aware of slavery and know how to fight it

    02 December 2016

News and press releases

  1. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

  2. Press release

    Guy Ryder re-elected as ILO Director-General for a second term

    07 November 2016

Videos, audio and photos

  1. World Toilet Day 2016

    Toilets save lives, increase productivity and grow economies

    18 November 2016

  2. Election of Director-General

    ILO Director-General re-elected, “ready and determined” to lead

    07 November 2016