Statements and speeches by the ILO's Director-General

October 2012

  1. 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    ILO Director-General congratulates EU on Nobel Peace Prize

    12 October 2012

  2. International Day of the Girl Child

    Message on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child

    11 October 2012

September 2012

  1. Ceremony for transmission of office

    Remarks by the outgoing Director-General Juan Somavia and by the Director-General Elect, Guy Ryder

    28 September 2012

May 2012

  1. Post-election speech

    Address of Guy Ryder, ILO DG elect, to the Governing Body

    28 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has elected Guy Ryder as its tenth Director-General. M. Ryder, who is currently the ILO’s Executive Director for International Labour Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, will begin his five-year term in October 2012.