ILO Director-General

  1. 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

  1. Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report

    Social dialogue can help create effective skills development and lifelong learning policies

    20 October 2020

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Government economic and social policy interventions vital to tackle workplace closures and labour income losses

    16 October 2020

Videos, audio and photos

  1. World Statistics Day

    Connect the world with data we can trust

    20 October 2020

  2. World Teachers’ Day

    Decent work for teachers is essential to build back better after COVID-19

    05 October 2020