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 Day of Cooperatives
03 July 2020
Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum
08 June 2020
News and press releases
Virtual Global Summit
07 July 2020
01 May 2020
In the media
29 May 2020
28 May 2020
Videos, audio and photos
COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes
26 June 2020
COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace
24 June 2020