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. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Time to banish Violence Against Women in the Workplace

    25 November 2015

  2. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    Guy Ryder address to the G20 Leaders' Summit in Antalya

    15 November 2015

News and press releases

  1. Official visit

    ILO's Director-General visit to Singapore

  2. G7 Meeting of Employment and Development Ministers

    ILO welcomes G7 steps to foster fair production in global supply chains

    13 October 2015

Videos, audio and photos

  1. World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

  2. International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference closes with Future of Work Initiative

    13 June 2015