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. UN Climate Change Conference COP 25

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

    11 December 2019

  2. 14th African Regional Meeting

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's closing remarks at the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting

    06 December 2019

News and press releases

  1. 50th anniversary of the ILO office in Argentina

    "Argentina and the ILO can build a future with social justice"

    10 December 2019

  2. Article

    Highlights of the 14th African Regional Meeting on Twitter

    05 December 2019