ILO Director-General

  1. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took office on 1 October 2012. Guy Ryder sees the ILO as absolutely central to the questions of the day: jobs, social protection, the fight against poverty, and equality. For this reason, he wants to reinforce the ILO's place at the centre of international decision-making on issues that affect the world of work.

    The Director-General wants the ILO to play a role in difficult global situations – such as economic crisis – and on the national agendas of countries undergoing change, especially where the world of work is at stake.

    To support these goals, Guy Ryder has started a process of internal reform to strengthen the ILO's technical capacity and improve its policy analysis.

Statements and speeches

  1. Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    Ensuring policy coherence and an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development

    14 July 2015

  2. 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

    Opening address by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder

    04 July 2015

Videos, audio and photos

  1. International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference closes with Future of Work Initiative

    13 June 2015

  2. International Labour Conference

    Adoption of labour standard an important step forward for informal workers

    12 June 2015