ILO's Director-General: Videos and photos

Videos and audios

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    ILO's Director-General opens 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2014

    Addressing more than 3,000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from 156 countries, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, officially opened the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference. Ryder urged delegates to place jobs at the front and centre of discussions, and called for strengthened actions to end forced labour. The ILO's Head also stressed the need to tackle the unacceptable treatment and abuse to which too many migrant workers are exposed worldwide.

  2. Economics of Forced Labour

    ILO's Director-General urges immediate action to eradicate forced labour

    20 May 2014

  3. 2014 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings

    ILO Chief: It's time to put jobs and growth back at the heart of International policy making

    11 April 2014

    While participating at the spring meetings of the 2014 IMF and World Bank, ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, pointed out that if pre-crisis trends in employment growth had continued, 62 million more women and men would have been working in 2013 when global unemployment reached 202 million. Unless growth picks up, the jobs gap will widen to 75 million by 2018.

  4. Governing Body

    Place employment at centre of economic strategies, says ILO Director-General

    28 October 2013

    Representatives of the ILO's Governing Body gathered at a High Level meeting to discuss key issues facing the world of work. Launching the discussion, the ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder spoke about the state of the world's economies and the difficult environment facing enterprises and workers in the real economy. He pointed to growing evidence showing how economic strategies with a central focus on employment can sustain global growth, boost investment and create more and better jobs.

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for more regular migration channels in the EU

    21 October 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addressed a conference of the European Commission on EU labour law in a video message. Recalling the recent Lampedusa tragedy, he advocated joint efforts of the European Union, the ILO, governments, workers' and employers' organizations to create more regular migration channels.

  6. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    Fighting child labour cannot be a temporary effort

    10 October 2013

    As the three-day Global Conference on Child Labour came to a close in Brasilia, former child labourers, the ILO Director-General and former President of Brazil Luis Inácio Lula da Silva all stressed the need to continue the fight against child labour.

  7. From the field

    ILO Chief meets former child labourers in Cuiabá - Mato Grosso

    09 October 2013

    While in Brazil for the III Global Conference on Child Labour (Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, met with the beneficiaries of the "Me Encontrei" programme in Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso. The programme, supported by the ILO and local authorities, allows former child labourers to complete their education and receive training to enter the job market.

  8. Brasilia

    Highlights of the opening ceremony of the III Global Child Labour Conference

    08 October 2013

    Warning that the common goal to eliminate the worst forms of child labour will not be met by 2016 at the current rate of progress, ILO Director General Guy Ryder and Brazilian President Dilma Roussef urged delegates to redouble their efforts at the opening of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour . President Dilma Roussef joined him in calling for the commitment of all nations to eradicate child labour through coordinated and integrated action.

  9. Statement for World Teachers' Day

    Support teachers! The key to our future is in their hands

    30 September 2013

    On World Teachers' Day, October 5, the ILO salutes teachers and commits to supporting their key role in building the citizens and societies of the future, says Guy Ryder, the ILO's Director-General.

  10. Global Conference on Child Labour

    Video: Checkpoint on the road to end child labour, says ILO's Chief

    23 September 2013

    The number of child labourers has declined dramatically from 215 million to 168 million. Despite this progress, the ILO warns that the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour may not be reached by 2016. ILO Director General Guy Ryder says The III Global Conference on Child Labour (Brasilia, October 8-10, 2013) is a vitally important moment to take stock of international progress on the Hague Roadmap to end child labour.

  11. Panel discussion

    Is dialogue between employers, unions and governement a guarantee of effective global governance?

    16 September 2013

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    G20 Leaders' summit - St Petersburg, 5-6 September 2013

    Decisive action on jobs needed at G20, says ILO

    03 September 2013

    In a radio interview ahead of the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder stressed the need to boost consumer demand to spur growth and create new jobs.

  13. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    Video statement on the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

    20 August 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder marks the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. This historic convention provides protection for the world's 1.5 million seafarers under a clear and consolidated set of international labour standards. (Closed captions available)

  14. Watch

    Watch the closure of the 102nd International Labour Conference

    20 June 2013

    In his closing remarks at the 102nd International Labour Conference, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called for urgent action in a number of critical areas to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving world of work.

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    Watch the video highlights of President Banda's visit

    12 June 2013

    H.E. Mrs Joyce Banda, President of Malawi pledged "to continue to champion the zero tolerance to child labour in Malawi, and also to intensify programs to eradicate the poverty which is the root cause of this problem". In her first visit to the ILO's International Labour Conference Mrs. Banda also added that "in these times of widespread economic challenges arising from the global financial and economic crisis, the relevance of the ILO today has become glaringly clear". After addressing the plenary sitting, Mrs Banda met with the African delegates of governments, workers' and employers' organizations.

  16. Listen

    Listen: ILO conference opens with call for jobs

    05 June 2013

    More than 5,000 representatives of governments, employers and workers are in Geneva for the ILO's annual conference. The International Labour Conference will address issues ranging from urgent need for job creation to the impact of demographic change on the world of work.

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    Watch video highlights from the Opening Session of the 102nd ILC

    05 June 2013

    The 102nd International Labour Conference opened with Dr. Nidal Katamine, Minister of Labour of Jordan and President of the Conference stating that "The financial and economic crises that the world has witnessed since 2008 and the tragedy of mass unemployment that has prevailed in many countries highlights the importance of the ILO and the vital social and economic role it plays globally". Dr. Katamine's opening remarks were followed by ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder's address in which he outlined his vision for tackling the various challenges that impact on workers, enterprises and governments around the world.

  18. Official visit

    ILO's Director-General visits a "Hello-Work" employment centre in Japan

    16 May 2013

    On his first trip to Japan as ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder visited one of the Japanese Public Employment Security (PES) Centres, also known as a "Hello Work" centre, which is part of a network that serves 170,000 people each day nationwide. He met with the staff of their largest "Hello-Work" office in Tokyo and saw how the employment security system worked from the job seeker's point of view.

  19. Official visit

    ILO's Director-General visits China

    13 May 2013

    On his first official visit to China, ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, visited the Beijing Haidian District Employment Centre, which serves 3.2 million job seekers. After meeting with officials of the Beijing Municipal Employment Service Centre and Haidian District Employment Centre, Mr Ryder was given a tour of the centre, and had the opportunity to talk to young job seekers.

  20. International Women's Day

    We are all united to stop gender-based violence, says ILO Chief

    08 March 2013

    Violence in the world of work is deeply injurious to women and men, and there are obvious consequences for their families and societies, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder speaking at the International Women's Day event at the ILO. Mr Ryder stressed how putting an end to gender-based violence at work is integral to the promotion of decent work. Ms Janes Hodges, Director of the Bureau for Gender Equality of the ILO moderated the event; Ms Sarah Fox, Legal Counsel, American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and Ms Brenda Cuthbert of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) participated in the panel debate, while Dr Charlotte Harland Scott of the Republic of Zambia delivered the keynote address.