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. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Achieving decent work and inclusive growth

    14 October 2017

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO calls for boosting global labour markets, social protection and social dialogue

    13 October 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