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. The 2030 Agenda and the future of work in Europe

    Greater efforts needed to achieve SDG targets

    11 February 2020

  2. Seminar – Centenary of the Finnish membership of the ILO

    Ryder salutes Finland’s contribution to ILO’s work

    11 February 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