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. 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    We must work together and scale up our action to end child labour

    13 June 2019

  2. © Tran Van Yen / ILO 2019

    World Day Against Child Labour

    How we treat our children is a reflection of our societies and values

    12 June 2019

News and press releases

  1. Day 10: 108th International Labour Conference

    ILO heads, past and present, spotlight social justice

    20 June 2019

  2. Day 10: 108th International Labour Conference

    Marshall Islands, Belgium, highlight climate threats, technological change

    20 June 2019

Videos, audio and photos

  1. Singapore Conference on the Future of Work 2019

    Embracing technology for an inclusive growth in Asia

    13 May 2019

  2. Future of work

    Shaping the World of Work: U.S. Engagement with the ILO

    12 April 2019