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
World Day Against Child Labour
12 June 2019
108th International Labour Conference
Opening remarks by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, at the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference
10 June 2019
News and press releases
Day 3: 108th International Labour Conference
12 June 2019
Day 2: 108th International Labour Conference
11 June 2019
In the media
30 May 2019
29 May 2019
Videos, audio and photos
Singapore Conference on the Future of Work 2019
13 May 2019
Future of work
12 April 2019