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.

News and press releases

  1. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Guy Ryder announces Global Youth Initiative

    01 February 2016

  2. © ILO/ Awad Tawel 2016

    Refugee crisis

    Syria: Donors must help host countries meet refugee crisis

    29 January 2016

Videos, audio and photos

  1. World Economic Forum annual meeting - 2016 Davos-Klosters

    World Economic Forum session on the promise of progress

    20 January 2016

  2. Audio

    ILO Research Seminar on the Future of Work

    19 January 2016