Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment
27 July 2017
Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.
24 July 2017
Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, will be attending the third meeting of labour and employment ministers of BRICS countries from 26 to 27 July 2017.
Decent Work Country Programme for Tunisia
21 July 2017
The new Decent Work Country Programme for Tunisia signed by the ILO, the Tunisian Government and social partners identifies 5 national priorities.
World Youth Skills Day
18 July 2017
On World Youth Skills Day, ILO highlights the need to provide new skills for young people that respond effectively to new forms of work.
Partnership for Action on Green Economy
High level political forum side event: Recalibrating market forces: how greener and more inclusive economies and finance are delivering on the sustainable development goals
The side-event led by PAGE and the government of Finland will explore innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and to transform economies in ways that advance social wellbeing and ensure effective management of natural resources.
Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit in Berlin
28 June 2017
Speaking in the German capital, the ILO Director-General said that finding a decent job remains by far the main incentive for migration.
106th International Labour Conference
05 June 2017
“We need the right policies to make the transition happen and to make it just,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the opening session of the 106th International Labour Conference.
ILC Radio Round-up
05 June 2017
The 106th International Labour Conference opened Monday with a clear call by the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to put green jobs at the heart of sustainable development. The International Labour Conference - also known as the Parliament of the World of Work – is hosted by the International Labour Organization and this year’s ambitious agenda include green jobs, labour migration, transition to peace and Fundamental principles and rights at work.
Occupied Arab territories
31 May 2017
Five decades of occupation have created pervasive unemployment and a fragmented and ineffective labour market in the occupied Arab territories, rendering the reactivation of the peace process an urgent necessity, an ILO annual report says.
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting
19 May 2017
Ministers adopted policy recommendations on skills development, social protection and working conditions for countries to shape a future that works for people around the globe.
The ILO and the Olympic and Paralympic Games
12 May 2017
The Organizing Committee and the UN Agency for the world of work will sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices among the delivery partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
10 April 2017
Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the occasion of their meeting in Berlin on 10 April 2017.
Global Dialogue on the Future of Work We Want
07 April 2017
ILO Director-General calls on global leaders to shape a future of work inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace.
Blog - World Economic Forum, Davos 2017
20 January 2017
ILO head sees global political developments of the last few months as a revolt of the dispossessed, of people – workers – who feel they haven’t benefited from globalization.
ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue
14 December 2016
"Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
06 December 2016
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.
07 November 2016
Guy Ryder has been re-elected by the Governing Body of the ILO for another five-year term that will start officially on 1 October 2017.
Global South-South Development Expo 2016
01 November 2016
ILO Forum during the Global South-South Expo in Dubai will showcase good governance practices in the world of work.
25 October 2016
ILO Director-General highlights the role of business in further developing social protection floors and achieving sustainable development goals on social protection.
14 October 2016
ILO Director-General congratulates António Guterres on his appointment as UN Secretary-General.