ILO's Director-General: Videos and photos

Videos and audios

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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".

  8. 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.

  9. 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).

  10. 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.

  11. 10th European Regional Meeting

    Ambition and determination will shape the future of work

    05 October 2017

    It will take determination and ambition to shape the future of work, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in closing remarks to the ILO's 10th European Regional meeting. The ILO has been an historic architect of change for nearly a century and must continue in that role, ensuring that change bends towards social justice.

  12. 10th European Regional Meeting

    ILO Chief warns against economic growth without social progress

    03 October 2017

    Economic growth must go hand in hand with social progress if Europe and Central Asia are to meet the challenges surrounding the future of work in the region​, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Addressing the 10th European Regional meeting in Istanbul, Mr. Ryder stressed that unanimous acceptance and full respect of fundamental principles and rights at work is the indispensable base from which all else will flow.

  13. The world of work we want

    ILO Director-General participates in future of work debate in Italy

    22 June 2017

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke at a debate on the future of work hosted in Rome by Italy's Ministry of Labour: "Il Lavoro che cambia. Digitalizzazione, automazione e futuro del lavoro". It is one of 110 national debates taking place around the world, which will channel into a Global Commission on the future of work to be established by the ILO in 2017.

  14. 106th International Labour Conference

    Guy Ryder looks back on #ILC2017

    19 June 2017

    The transition from war to peace, labour migration, the green economy, fundamental principals and rights at work....these issues and more were the topic of a live conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the main conclusions of this year’s world parliament of labour, the 106th International Labour Conference.

  15. United Nations University interview

    Future of Work: Towards Decent Jobs for All?

    08 June 2017

    How can nations anticipate the jobs of the future to ensure that workers receive appropriate skills development while safeguarding their right to decent work? The ILO Director-General Guy Ryder joins United Nations University Research Officer Cale Salih for a conversation discussing the future of work and its pertinence to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  16. ILC Radio Round-up

    Audio - “Decent jobs of the future will not be green by definition but by design”, says Ryder

    05 June 2017

    The 106th International Labour Conference opened Monday with a clear call by the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to put green jobs at the heart of sustainable development. The International Labour Conference - also known as the Parliament of the World of Work – is hosted by the International Labour Organization and this year’s ambitious agenda include green jobs, labour migration, transition to peace and Fundamental principles and rights at work.

  17. 106th International Labour Conference

    Shaping the world of work: The 106th International Labour Conference

    24 May 2017

    The 106th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 5 -16 June 2017. This year's session brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today.

  18. Future of work

    The future of work: Where are we headed?

    05 May 2017

    Highlights from the Symposium featuring voices from the world of work, leading thinkers in government and academia, and the youth on the challenges we’ll face in the Future of Work.

  19. Future of work

    A global dialogue on the future of work we want: Video highlights

    18 April 2017

    Highlights from award-winning economic historian Robert Skidelsky giving a keynote address about the future of work with remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  20. Video

    Syria's refugees need our help, and so do the communities hosting them - ILO's Guy Ryder

    13 April 2017

    Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.