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. © Stefan Magdalinski 2017

    World Day of Social Justice

    Decent work for social justice

    20 February 2017

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Enabling policies for persons with disabilities are crucial to achieving SDGs

    03 December 2016

News and press releases

  1. Blog - World Economic Forum, Davos 2017

    How to make globalization work for everyone

    20 January 2017

  2. Press release

    ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue

    14 December 2016