Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF
Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, 2019
13 April 2019
More intensive and coordinated efforts are needed to create decent jobs, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors, at the International Monetary Fund Spring meeting in Washington DC.
10 April 2019
Speaking at a special Centenary session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, celebrated the ILO’s past and reflected on the Organization’s purpose and its future.
Future of work
04 April 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, praised the contribution of Nordic countries to the organization’s mandate and outlined the opportunities and challenges ahead at the Nordic Conference on the Future of Work, in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik.
335th Session of the ILO Governing Body
18 March 2019
Opening the 335th Session of the Governing Body, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder set the scene for key tripartite discussions on the future of work and the ILO, as the organization marks its past one hundred years and prepares for the next.
Future of work
01 March 2019
Speaking at the launch in South Africa of the Global Commission report on the Future of Work, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder set the stage for the next steps in its implementation.
Social and solidarity economy
28 February 2019
Innovative solutions are needed to combat the challenges facing the future of work said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Social Economy National Consultation Conference in Durban, South Africa.
19 February 2019
In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.
Seventh World Government Summit
11 February 2019
In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.
Conference “100 Years ILO”
07 February 2019
28 January 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, has issued a statement following the collapse of a dam in the town of Brumadinho, Brazil. Around 300 people are missing, with the chances of finding survivors reported to be very low.
22 January 2019
In a speech to open a year of Centenary celebrations, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, described the organization as a locomotive of social progress and a harbinger of peace. He also outlined the challenges ahead.
PAGE Ministerial Conference
10 January 2019
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined three key climate change challenges and put forward a number of proposals, in an address to the Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), in South Africa.
LO-Norway Conference for ILO100
08 January 2019
In a speech to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stresses the importance of international cooperation to meeting the multiple challenges of the future of work.
11 December 2018
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stressed the ILO’s support for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, in a speech at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
ITUC 4th World Congress
03 December 2018
In a speech to the 4th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Copenhagen, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stresses the importance of the international trade union movement for a future of work that benefits all.
G20 Leaders’ Summit
01 December 2018
Job opportunity and economic growth can happen without costing the planet, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at a G20 discussion on “Embracing the Opportunities (Infrastructure; Energy transitions; A sustainable food future)”.
G20 Leaders’ Summit
30 November 2018
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined critical future of work issues in a session at the G20 Leaders’ Summit on “Putting People First - Discussion Topics: Global economy; the future of work; women’s empowerment.”
World AIDS Day 2018
30 November 2018
Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.
G20 informal Employment Working Group
06 November 2018
In remarks at a meeting of the G20 Informal Employment Working Group at ILO headquarters in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the key issues facing a rapidly changing world of work.
ILO Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors
23 October 2018
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls on businesses to help make universal social protection a reality, in a speech at the fourth annual meeting of the ILO Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors, in Geneva, Switzerland.