ILO's Director-General: News and press releases

April 2015

  1. Arab Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General: Creating jobs key to stability in the Arab region

    20 April 2015

    In his address to the Arab Labour Organization’s 42nd Conference, International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder urged the region’s leaders to tackle unemployment, respond to globalization challenges, strengthen the private sector and engage in effective social dialogue.

  2. Summit of the Americas

    Ryder: 'Economic slowdown in Latin America affecting employment'

    10 April 2015

    The ILO Director-General is in Panama where he is scheduled to attend the Seventh Summit of the Americas (10-11). He met leading workers’ and employers’ representatives from the region, as well as Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela.

  3. Press release

    ILO Director-General to attend the 2015 Job Summit in Ghana

    09 April 2015

    The first-ever National Job Summit in Accra, Ghana will kick off on 15 April in the presence of H.E. President John Dramani Mahama, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma

March 2015

  1. © Bundesregierung/Bergmann 2015

    Berlin meeting

    Ryder welcomes call for renewed efforts to spur global growth and employment

    11 March 2015

    ILO Director-General underlines jobs for youth as a priority for international community, during a meeting with German Chancellor and the heads of other international organizations.

  2. News

    ILO opens Ninth Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers in The Bahamas

    04 March 2015

    ILO is strongly committed to convening the Caribbean Ministers of Labour Meeting every two years, to listen to the constituents and to respond to their needs with practical solutions, says ILO Director-General.

January 2015

  1. Audio

    Listen: Guy Ryder discusses the future of work at a Global Employment Forum in Munich

    29 January 2015

  2. © WEF / R. Steinegger 2015

    World Economic Forum

    Panel on the Diversity Dividend

    This panel, organized the BBC will discuss how organizations can embrace diversity to drive innovation and sharpen their competitive edge? Follow the event live online at 15.30 (GMT+1)

  3. World Economic Forum

    Panel discussion on Employment: Mind the Gap?

    Remuneration for top jobs continues to increase while mechanization and offshoring have eroded middle-wage jobs. Inequality in capital and income are on the rise and the trend shows no signs of abating. With 42 million people striving to join the workforce every year, is this trend reversible? Speakers: Guy Ryder, Bernadette Ségol, Hélène Rey, Jonas Prising, Andrew Mcafee, Stefan Löfven

  4. Blog post

    How can we create decent jobs in the digital age?

    19 January 2015

    Blog post published on the World Economic Forum website. by ILO director-General Guy Ryder

  5. Global Development Goals: Partnerships in Progress

    Making decent work and inclusive growth a reality

    07 January 2015

    Meaningful, fair-paid and safe jobs should be at the heart of an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development agenda says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in its contribution to the 2nd edition of UNA's report on the post-2015 development framework the "Global Development Goals" (p.68).

December 2014

  1. © Philippe Huguen / AFP 2015

    Conference

    New modes of production at the global level: Opportunities and challenges for the world of work

October 2014

  1. International agencies' meeting

    Guy Ryder: Better jobs and higher wages can reverse slow-growth trap

    17 October 2014

    ILO Director-General warns of “slow-growth trap” for global economy and urges leaders to reverse the trend through a renewed focus on higher wages and better jobs.

  2. 18th American Regional Meeting

    ILO "Lima Declaration" calls for combatting inequality through decent work

    16 October 2014

  3. 18th American Regional Meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for the Americas to work towards social justice

    13 October 2014

    Guy Ryder warns the informal economy poses a formidable challenge to moving towards fair and sustainable development in the Americas and says it is not about the quantity, but the quality of jobs, at the opening of the 18th American Regional Meeting of the ILO.

  4. 18th American Regional Meeting

    Guy Ryder: Formalization of the informal economy a priority for the Americas

    13 October 2014

    ILO Director-General tells American Regional Meeting that 47 per cent informality rate is still steep.

  5. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2015

    ILO blog

    “There are no jobs on a dead planet”

    08 October 2014

    As this year’s World Day for Decent Work focuses on the challenges of climate change, ILO Director-General explains how the ILO supports an ambitious global climate agreement which also fosters the just transition to decent work for all.

September 2014

  1. Social dialogue and labour law

    ILO hosts top-level talks to restart social dialogue on Greek labour questions

    30 September 2014

    Gathering of government, worker and employer representatives discussed Greek industrial relations and labour issues.

  2. Event

    ILO-OECD High-Level Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector

    This roundtable will provide a forum for dialogue on building responsible supply chains in the textile and garment sector that contribute to inclusive growth and sustainable development, in line with the recommendations of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The roundtable will also identify challenges and possible areas for future collaborative action.

  3. Informal economy

    ILO Director-General: Labour inspections key to fighting undeclared work

    18 September 2014

    Guy Ryder urges EU member states to ramp up steps to support formalization of the informal economy, spotlighting specific action for tackling undeclared work.

  4. Skills and employability

    Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs

    16 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights role of efficient apprenticeship systems in overcoming high youth unemployment.