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
International Day of Cooperatives
01 July 2017
World Day against Child Labour 2017
12 June 2017
News and press releases
World Youth Skills Day
18 July 2017
Partnership for Action on Green Economy
High level political forum side event: Recalibrating market forces: how greener and more inclusive economies and finance are delivering on the sustainable development goals
In the media
BBC World News
18 July 2017
12 January 2017
Videos, audio and photos
The world of work we want
22 June 2017
106th International Labour Conference
19 June 2017