ILO's Director-General: News and press releases

July 2015

  1. Employment and social policy in Europe

    ILO Director-General and EC President discuss bilateral cooperation

    30 July 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker met to discuss cooperation in the field of employment and social policy in Europe.

June 2015

  1. 104th International Labour Conference

    Guy Ryder: Anticipating the Future of Work essential for advancing social justice

    13 June 2015

    The 104th International Labour Conference closes with a consensus to move ahead with a major Initiative on the future of the world of work.

  2. © German Federal Government 2015

    G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau

    ILO Director-General welcomes G7 commitment on responsible supply chains

    08 June 2015

    “The ILO will collaborate closely with its constituents and G7 partners to translate this vision into reality,” said Guy Ryder, who was at the G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany.

  3. 104th International Labour Conference

    Crisis migration: Decent work must be part of the solution

    05 June 2015

    Tweets from a high-level side event at the International Labour Conference in Geneva to address the urgent humanitarian, social and economic needs of migrants and refugees around the world.

  4. ILC Radio Round-up

    Listen: ILC Opening session urges focus on future of work, followed by 50 for Freedom kickoff

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlines ‘key policy issues of our time’ and later kicks off 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery.

  5. Special coverage

    Listen: ILC opens with calls to confront informal work, social justice and future of work issues

    01 June 2015

    The 104th annual International Labour Conference began Monday in Geneva. Thousands of delegates representing governments, employees and employers met to discuss and address informality and core labour protection issues.

  6. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General calls for global initiative on the future of work

    01 June 2015

    "We need to look at the longer term drivers of change, the transformational mega-trends, and what they imply for the goals we pursue in the ILO in its second century," said Guy Ryder in front of more than 4,000 delegates gathering in Geneva.

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


    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