06 December 2012
For the 10th time in a row, and in the presence of the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, the ILO and the European Commission held their annual high-level meeting defining the focus of their cooperation for the next year. At this meeting, Guy Ryder honored the historical partnership between both institutions and looked at the common challenges in the face of the global crisis.
World AIDS Day
29 November 2012
The campaign aims to promote ILO Recommendation 200 concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010.
22 November 2012
The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka, talks about what it takes to generate income, jobs and sustainable employment.
Visit to the ILO International Training Centre
20 November 2012
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, highlighted the heavy toll exacted by austerity measures on the most vulnerables at a roundtable discussion on the “Impact of the global crisis on employment and welfare in a mature economy: international and national perspectives”, which took place at the ILO International Training Centre.
30 October 2012
Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the occasion of their meeting on 30 October 2012 in Berlin.
29 October 2012
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 October 2012
Decent Work and full employment must be key goals in the fight against poverty, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.
Global jobs situation
11 October 2012
The ILO Director-General says G20 countries should stand by their commitment to take new, urgent measures in the face of deteriorating global economic conditions.
Interview with The Times
03 October 2012
In an interview with The Times newspaper, the head of ILO warned that austerity measures in southern European countries risk having “quite harmful consequences”. He was more positive about the outlook in Britain.
World Teachers Day
03 October 2012
The ILO Director-General calls for urgent action to make teaching an attractive career once again.
01 October 2012
In his first interview as Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder gives an overview of the major challenges facing the world of work and the ILO.
Changing of the guard
28 September 2012
Guy Ryder received three keys that symbolize the tripartite structure of the ILO, ahead of his first day as Director-General. Outgoing ILO head, Juan Somavia, handed over the golden keys, and his functions.
28 May 2012
Guy Ryder was elected as the tenth Director-General of the ILO and will begin his five-year term in October 2012.