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. Blog

    The future of work – The time for talking is over

    16 July 2019

  2. 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    Meet the winner of the 2019 Regulating for Decent Work Prize

    10 July 2019