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. G7 Social High Level Meeting, Paris

    Reducing inequalities for sustainable development

    19 December 2019

  2. UN Climate Change Conference COP 25

    Director-General Guy Ryder launches Climate Action for Jobs Initiative at COP 25

    11 December 2019

News and press releases

  1. © Bart Versteeg 2020

    Child labour in global supply chains

    Taking next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 January 2020

  2. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

Videos, audio and photos

  1. 14th African Regional Meeting

    14th African Regional Meeting of the ILO - Best of Opening Day

    03 December 2019

  2. State of the Unions podcast

    A future where people have jobs

    26 November 2019