ILO's Director-General: Videos and photos

Videos and audios

  1. The ILO at Work

    ILO ready to pick up challenges that lie at the core of its mandate

    05 June 2014

    The ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, presented a new publication on the recent achievements of the Organization's development cooperation, titled 'The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013'. “This report is published at a time of major change in international development corporation, greater coherence between UN agencies and other development actors is being promoted, and has resulted in new ways of working and greater policy making in a one UN framework”, said Ryder during his presentation.

  2. Transforming economies

    Development strategy must strive to make growth more economically and socially inclusive, says ILO Chief

    04 June 2014

    A joint ILO-UNCTAD publication, titled "Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development" was launched by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, and UNCTAD's Secretary General, Mukhisa Kituyi. The book presents 8 case studies of countries across the development spectrum, from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States. According to the authors the clear implication from those studies is that government has an essential role in the successful development.

  3. Transforming Economies

    ILO, UNCTAD: Catch up countries need industry policy

    04 June 2014

    Countries keen to close the development gap with inclusive and job rich growth must embrace comprehensive industry policy if they are to succeed. So concludes a new economic publication launched Wednesday by the Director-Generals of the ILO and UNCTAD.

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    ILO Director-General: Migrants must receive equal treatment in the labour market

    28 May 2014

    Workers rights must be put at the centre of the agenda when it comes to dealing with migration. That’s the key message of the “Fair Migration” report presented to the International Labour Conference by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO. Protecting local and migrant workers equally is the best way to reconcile social concerns and economic benefits, says Mr Ryder in an interview with ILO Radio.

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    International Labour Conference opens with calls to address migration and forced labour

    28 May 2014

    The 103rd annual International Labour Conference began Wednesday in Geneva. Thousands of delegates representing governments, employees and employers have gathered to discuss and address issues surrounding migration, forced labour and the formalization of the global workforce.

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    ILO's Director-General opens 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2014

    Addressing more than 3,000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from 156 countries, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, officially opened the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference. Ryder urged delegates to place jobs at the front and centre of discussions, and called for strengthened actions to end forced labour. The ILO's Head also stressed the need to tackle the unacceptable treatment and abuse to which too many migrant workers are exposed worldwide.

  7. Economics of Forced Labour

    ILO's Director-General urges immediate action to eradicate forced labour

    20 May 2014

  8. 2014 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings

    ILO Chief: It's time to put jobs and growth back at the heart of International policy making

    11 April 2014

    While participating at the spring meetings of the 2014 IMF and World Bank, ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, pointed out that if pre-crisis trends in employment growth had continued, 62 million more women and men would have been working in 2013 when global unemployment reached 202 million. Unless growth picks up, the jobs gap will widen to 75 million by 2018.

  9. Governing Body

    Place employment at centre of economic strategies, says ILO Director-General

    28 October 2013

    Representatives of the ILO's Governing Body gathered at a High Level meeting to discuss key issues facing the world of work. Launching the discussion, the ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder spoke about the state of the world's economies and the difficult environment facing enterprises and workers in the real economy. He pointed to growing evidence showing how economic strategies with a central focus on employment can sustain global growth, boost investment and create more and better jobs.

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for more regular migration channels in the EU

    21 October 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addressed a conference of the European Commission on EU labour law in a video message. Recalling the recent Lampedusa tragedy, he advocated joint efforts of the European Union, the ILO, governments, workers' and employers' organizations to create more regular migration channels.

  11. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    Fighting child labour cannot be a temporary effort

    10 October 2013

    As the three-day Global Conference on Child Labour came to a close in Brasilia, former child labourers, the ILO Director-General and former President of Brazil Luis Inácio Lula da Silva all stressed the need to continue the fight against child labour.

  12. From the field

    ILO Chief meets former child labourers in Cuiabá - Mato Grosso

    09 October 2013

    While in Brazil for the III Global Conference on Child Labour (Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, met with the beneficiaries of the "Me Encontrei" programme in Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso. The programme, supported by the ILO and local authorities, allows former child labourers to complete their education and receive training to enter the job market.

  13. Brasilia

    Highlights of the opening ceremony of the III Global Child Labour Conference

    08 October 2013

    Warning that the common goal to eliminate the worst forms of child labour will not be met by 2016 at the current rate of progress, ILO Director General Guy Ryder and Brazilian President Dilma Roussef urged delegates to redouble their efforts at the opening of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour . President Dilma Roussef joined him in calling for the commitment of all nations to eradicate child labour through coordinated and integrated action.

  14. Statement for World Teachers' Day

    Support teachers! The key to our future is in their hands

    30 September 2013

    On World Teachers' Day, October 5, the ILO salutes teachers and commits to supporting their key role in building the citizens and societies of the future, says Guy Ryder, the ILO's Director-General.

  15. Global Conference on Child Labour

    Video: Checkpoint on the road to end child labour, says ILO's Chief

    23 September 2013

    The number of child labourers has declined dramatically from 215 million to 168 million. Despite this progress, the ILO warns that the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour may not be reached by 2016. ILO Director General Guy Ryder says The III Global Conference on Child Labour (Brasilia, October 8-10, 2013) is a vitally important moment to take stock of international progress on the Hague Roadmap to end child labour.

  16. Panel discussion

    Is dialogue between employers, unions and governement a guarantee of effective global governance?

    16 September 2013

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    G20 Leaders' summit - St Petersburg, 5-6 September 2013

    Decisive action on jobs needed at G20, says ILO

    03 September 2013

    In a radio interview ahead of the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder stressed the need to boost consumer demand to spur growth and create new jobs.

  18. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    Video statement on the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

    20 August 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder marks the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. This historic convention provides protection for the world's 1.5 million seafarers under a clear and consolidated set of international labour standards. (Closed captions available)

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    Watch the closure of the 102nd International Labour Conference

    20 June 2013

    In his closing remarks at the 102nd International Labour Conference, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called for urgent action in a number of critical areas to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving world of work.

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    Watch the video highlights of President Banda's visit

    12 June 2013

    H.E. Mrs Joyce Banda, President of Malawi pledged "to continue to champion the zero tolerance to child labour in Malawi, and also to intensify programs to eradicate the poverty which is the root cause of this problem". In her first visit to the ILO's International Labour Conference Mrs. Banda also added that "in these times of widespread economic challenges arising from the global financial and economic crisis, the relevance of the ILO today has become glaringly clear". After addressing the plenary sitting, Mrs Banda met with the African delegates of governments, workers' and employers' organizations.