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
International Migrants Day
Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
18 December 2014
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
03 December 2014
In the media
BBC World Business Report
20 January 2015
CNN's "Quest Means Business"
22 September 2014
Videos and photos
19 December 2014
As the business case for migration becomes stronger, so must our political capacity to deal with it, warns ILO Chief
10 November 2014