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 of Cooperatives

    Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

  2. © Brendan Smialowski / AFP 2019

    G20 Osaka Leaders’ Summit

    No social justice without decent work

    29 June 2019

News and press releases

  1. 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    Meet the winner of the 2019 Regulating for Decent Work Prize

    10 July 2019

  2. 108th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019