Global Youth Employment Forum
01 August 2019
In a speech at the opening of the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said much more needs to be done to improve the employment prospects of young people.
8th World Congress of Education International
23 July 2019
In a speech to the 8th World Congress of Education International in Bangkok, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights the critical role of trade unions and teachers in shaping a just, human-centred future of work.
École Nationale d'Administration
08 July 2019
The ILO needs to stand as a bulwark against the ‘new brutalism’ in the world, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a speech on the future of work to the École nationale d’administration in Strasbourg.
International Day of Cooperatives
05 July 2019
The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.
G20 Osaka Leaders’ Summit
29 June 2019
In a speech at the G20 leaders’ summit in Tokyo, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, pointed to the need to tackle inequality amongst the world’s workers.
108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum
13 June 2019
ILO Director-General’s opening address to the first Thematic Forum held at the 108th International Labour Conference.
World Day Against Child Labour
12 June 2019
In a statement released for World Day Against Child Labour, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges Governments, workers and employers to make a final push to end child labour.
108th International Labour Conference
Opening remarks by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, at the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference
10 June 2019
G7 Social Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting
07 June 2019
06 June 2019
The Future of Work
31 May 2019
Speaking in the presence of the President of Italy at an event in Rome to mark the Centenary of the International Labour Organization, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the challenges facing the world of work and the need to work together for a future we want.
12th Session of the Labour Assembly
23 May 2019
In an address to Turkey’s Labour Assembly, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder spoke of the shared history between the ILO and modern Turkey.
21 May 2019
"We need to address the causes of the rise in populism and ethno-nationalism," said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at a meeting in Vienna of the European Trade Union Confederation Congress.
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
17 May 2019
On the occasion of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that a human-centred future of work that leaves no-one behind must include LGBTI workers.
Future of Work
07 May 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, underlined the importance of social dialogue at a Centenary conference on ‘The Future of Work’ in Belgium.
Singapore Conference on the Future of Work
29 April 2019
Future of work
25 April 2019
Speaking at a High-level International Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, on digitalization, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stressed the need to take control of our future of work.
23 April 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of the negative consequences of radical reforms to labour inspectorates, in a speech to the conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections of the Commonwealth of the Independent States and Mongolia.
Occupational safety and health
23 April 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder outlined the importance of occupational safety and health to sustainable development and decent work, in a speech at the All Russia Week on Occupational Safety and Health, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF
13 April 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, highlights the need for human-centred policies to reduce inequalities, in a statement to the World Bank Development Committee at the Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.