ILO's Director-General: Videos and photos

Videos and audios

  1. ILO Centenary

    Universal and lasting peace: The ILO Centenary

    22 January 2019

    A century ago, the founders of the ILO recognized the importance of social justice in securing peace, against a background of worker exploitation in the industrializing nations of that time.

  2. ILO100

    The ILO Centenary – Why it matters to us all

    02 January 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder marks the start of the ILO’s second century of service to the world of work by recalling its first 100 years and pointing to the challenges that face us all in shaping the future of work we want.

  3. Labour migration

    ILO Director-General speaks at global migration conference in Morocco

    12 December 2018

    Watch the plenary address of the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder at the 7th Plenary of the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference took place from 10-11 December 2018 and was hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco.

  4. Social protection

    ILO and OHCHR chiefs speak at Third Meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for SDG 1.3

    24 October 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, speak at the Third Meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership for SDG 1.3, "Building Social Protection Floors For All", which took place on 24 October 2018 at the ILO in Geneva.

  5. Youth employment

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General video message on youth in agriculture

    20 August 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, delivers a video message for the International Conference on Youth Employment in the Agricultural Sector in Kigali, Rwanda on 20, August 2018.

  6. Skills for youth employment

    ILO Director-General speaks at International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships

    05 July 2018

    Watch the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder and other speakers addressing the International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships: A skilled workforce for the Future, which took place from 4 - 5 July 2018. The conference includes the launch of the ILO Survey Report of National Initiatives to Promote Quality Apprenticeships in G20 Countries.

  7. 107th International Labour Conference

    Marking the 2018 World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March

    12 June 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, were joined by young child rights activists, a SafeYouth@Work champion and experts from the employers’ and workers’ groups to mark the World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  8. 107th International Labour Conference

    There can be no peace that is not universal, says the President of Ireland

    07 June 2018

    "There can be no social justice that is not unlimited, no peace that is not universal, and no solidarity that is not open to all,” said H.E. Mr Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, at a World of Work Summit to discuss the importance of creating decent jobs in countries emerging from conflict, crisis and disaster. He is introduced by the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. The summit took place at the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  9. 107th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General addresses Palestine International Solidarity Gathering

    31 May 2018

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses the International Solidarity Gathering with the People and Workers of Palestine, organized by the Arab Labour Organization during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference.

  10. Future of Work

    Video: Information session on the work of the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    30 May 2018

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change driven by technology, demographics and climate change. In order to understand and respond effectively to these new challenges the ILO has launched a "Future of Work initiative".

  11. 107th International Labour Conference

    Opening of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2018

    The annual International Labour Conference got under way in Geneva today. Opening the conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called for strong action to end violence and harassment at the workplace.

  12. Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations

    Video: Promoting Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations for the ILO Centenary in 2019

    26 May 2018

    To celebrate its centenary in 2019, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched a campaign to promote the ratification of Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations (International Labour Standards).

  13. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    Video: An update on the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    08 March 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, brings us up to date on what was discussed at the second meeting of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the next steps for the Commission, and what we can expect in 2019.

  14. 10th European Regional Meeting

    Ambition and determination will shape the future of work

    05 October 2017

    It will take determination and ambition to shape the future of work, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in closing remarks to the ILO's 10th European Regional meeting. The ILO has been an historic architect of change for nearly a century and must continue in that role, ensuring that change bends towards social justice.

  15. 10th European Regional Meeting

    ILO Chief warns against economic growth without social progress

    03 October 2017

    Economic growth must go hand in hand with social progress if Europe and Central Asia are to meet the challenges surrounding the future of work in the region​, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Addressing the 10th European Regional meeting in Istanbul, Mr. Ryder stressed that unanimous acceptance and full respect of fundamental principles and rights at work is the indispensable base from which all else will flow.

  16. The world of work we want

    ILO Director-General participates in future of work debate in Italy

    22 June 2017

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke at a debate on the future of work hosted in Rome by Italy's Ministry of Labour: "Il Lavoro che cambia. Digitalizzazione, automazione e futuro del lavoro". It is one of 110 national debates taking place around the world, which will channel into a Global Commission on the future of work to be established by the ILO in 2017.

  17. 106th International Labour Conference

    Guy Ryder looks back on #ILC2017

    19 June 2017

    The transition from war to peace, labour migration, the green economy, fundamental principals and rights at work....these issues and more were the topic of a live conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the main conclusions of this year’s world parliament of labour, the 106th International Labour Conference.

  18. United Nations University interview

    Future of Work: Towards Decent Jobs for All?

    08 June 2017

    How can nations anticipate the jobs of the future to ensure that workers receive appropriate skills development while safeguarding their right to decent work? The ILO Director-General Guy Ryder joins United Nations University Research Officer Cale Salih for a conversation discussing the future of work and its pertinence to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  19. ILC Radio Round-up

    Audio - “Decent jobs of the future will not be green by definition but by design”, says Ryder

    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.

  20. 106th International Labour Conference

    Shaping the world of work: The 106th International Labour Conference

    24 May 2017

    The 106th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 5 -16 June 2017. This year's session brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today.