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. Obituary

    ILO mourns passing of Kofi Annan

    21 August 2018

  2. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2018

    International Youth Day 2018

    Creating safe spaces for youth in the world of work

    10 August 2018

News and press releases

  1. News

    ILO Director General on an official visit to Namibia 5-7 August 2018

    06 August 2018

  2. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018

Videos, audio and photos

  1. 107th International Labour Conference

    Opening of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2018

  2. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    An update on the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    08 March 2018