Global Deal Annual High-Level Social Dialogue Forum


Guy Ryder

International Labour Organization



Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization was first elected in 2012 and started a second term of office in 2017. His vision is for an ILO that anticipates and responds effectively to the realities of the world of work in the 21st century, reaching the most vulnerable and remaining true to its social justice mandate. He has served the ILO in various capacities including as Executive Director for labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work. From 2006-10 he was General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), having led the unification of the democratic international trade union movement. Born in Liverpool (UK), Guy Ryder studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool.

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