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. Social Justice

    World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

  2. Seventh World Government Summit

    Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

News and press releases

  1. Blog

    Why we need a reinvigorated social contract

    15 February 2019

  2. Tripartite consultation and forced labour

    Malta renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    14 February 2019

Videos, audio and photos

  1. ILO100

    The ILO Centenary – Why it matters to us all

    02 January 2019

  2. 107th International Labour Conference

    Opening of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2018