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
13 July 2016
G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting
G20: ILO Director-General’s Speech at Session on Dialogue with Social Partners and Engagement Groups
12 July 2016
News and press releases
22 July 2016
G20 Labour Ministers meeting
13 July 2016
In the media
23 July 2016
08 July 2016
Videos, audio and photos
ETUI-ETUC Conference 2016
28 June 2016
105th International Labour Conference
Key to digital society of the future are qualified employees, new forms of employment, says Swiss President
30 May 2016