ILO's Director-General: Videos and photos

Videos and audios

  1. Video

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in Thailand

    24 July 2019

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.

  2. Video

    International Labour Conference Centenary Session as it happened

    05 July 2019

    The Centenary Conference of the International Labour Organization was attended by over 6000 delegates, representing Governments, workers and employers from around the world, including world leaders celebrating 100 years of the ILO. It ended with the adoption of a groundbreaking Convention to combat violence and harassment in the world of work, as well as a Declaration charting the way towards a human-centred future of work.

  3. Singapore Conference on the Future of Work 2019

    Embracing technology for an inclusive growth in Asia

    13 May 2019

    Opening remarks at Singapore Conference on the Future of Work 2019 by Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO.

  4. Future of work

    Shaping the World of Work: U.S. Engagement with the ILO

    12 April 2019

    To commemorate the 85th anniversary of U.S. membership to the ILO - America’s first membership to a multilateral institution - an event was held at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington. U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta gave opening remarks followed by a discussion with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder; Ed Potter of the U.S. Council for International Business; Cathy Feingold of AFL-CIO; and Kirstin Downey, author of “The Woman Behind the New Deal.”

  5. ILO Centenary

    Video: How to shape a future that works

    11 April 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder shared his vision of the future of work, at an event at the Graduate Institute, Geneva - part of the ILO's 24-hour Centenary Global Tour.

  6. ILO100

    ILO Director-General commemorates ILO Centenary at the WTO

    25 March 2019

    To commemorate the Centenary, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo inaugurated an exhibition on the original ILO headquarters and unveiled artwork from the original building, at what is today the WTO Secretariat, in Geneva, on 25 March 2019.

  7. Future of work

    The future labour market - How do we work for a brighter future?

    19 March 2019

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, delivered a video message to a seminar in Stockholm with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, to discuss the report of the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work "Work for a Brighter Future". The seminar was organized by the Swedish Trade Union Confederation LO and Union to Union, the Swedish trade union movement's organization for international development cooperation.

  8. ILO Centenary

    Universal and lasting peace: The ILO Centenary

    22 January 2019

    A century ago, the founders of the ILO recognized the importance of social justice in securing peace, against a background of worker exploitation in the industrializing nations of that time.

  9. ILO100

    The ILO Centenary – Why it matters to us all

    02 January 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder marks the start of the ILO’s second century of service to the world of work by recalling its first 100 years and pointing to the challenges that face us all in shaping the future of work we want.

  10. Labour migration

    ILO Director-General speaks at global migration conference in Morocco

    12 December 2018

    Watch the plenary address of the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder at the 7th Plenary of the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference took place from 10-11 December 2018 and was hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco.

  11. Social protection

    ILO and OHCHR chiefs speak at Third Meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for SDG 1.3

    24 October 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, speak at the Third Meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for SDG 1.3, "Building Social Protection Floors For All", which took place on 24 October 2018 at the ILO in Geneva.

  12. Youth employment

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General video message on youth in agriculture

    20 August 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, delivers a video message for the International Conference on Youth Employment in the Agricultural Sector in Kigali, Rwanda on 20, August 2018.

  13. Skills for youth employment

    ILO Director-General speaks at International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships

    05 July 2018

    Watch the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder and other speakers addressing the International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships: A skilled workforce for the Future, which took place from 4 - 5 July 2018. The conference includes the launch of the ILO Survey Report of National Initiatives to Promote Quality Apprenticeships in G20 Countries.

  14. 107th International Labour Conference

    Marking the 2018 World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March

    12 June 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, were joined by young child rights activists, a SafeYouth@Work champion and experts from the employers’ and workers’ groups to mark the World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  15. 107th International Labour Conference

    There can be no peace that is not universal, says the President of Ireland

    07 June 2018

    "There can be no social justice that is not unlimited, no peace that is not universal, and no solidarity that is not open to all,” said H.E. Mr Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, at a World of Work Summit to discuss the importance of creating decent jobs in countries emerging from conflict, crisis and disaster. He is introduced by the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. The summit took place at the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  16. 107th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General addresses Palestine International Solidarity Gathering

    31 May 2018

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses the International Solidarity Gathering with the People and Workers of Palestine, organized by the Arab Labour Organization during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  17. Future of Work

    Video: Information session on the work of the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    30 May 2018

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change driven by technology, demographics and climate change. In order to understand and respond effectively to these new challenges the ILO has launched a "Future of Work initiative".

  18. 107th International Labour Conference

    Opening of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2018

    The annual International Labour Conference got under way in Geneva today. Opening the conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called for strong action to end violence and harassment at the workplace.

  19. Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations

    Video: Promoting Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations for the ILO Centenary in 2019

    26 May 2018

    To celebrate its centenary in 2019, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched a campaign to promote the ratification of Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations (International Labour Standards).

  20. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    Video: An update on the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    08 March 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, brings us up to date on what was discussed at the second meeting of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the next steps for the Commission, and what we can expect in 2019.