CNN's "Quest Means Business"
27 February 2014
Ending child labour in the cocoa industry takes work on the industry, government and community levels and the ILO knows what works, according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder. Appearing on a special edition of CNN's "Quest Means Business", Ryder joined in a vigorous panel debate about CNN's "Cocoanomics" documentary. In it, Richard Quest visits the Cote d'Ivoire to see what progress had been made in fighting child labour in the cocoa industry.
CNN Market Place
01 February 2014
What lies ahead for Europe's recovery, post Davos? CNN's Richard Quest wants to know if there was more than just talk at Davos that will lead Europe to a more growth with jobs in 2014. ILO Director General Guy Ryder joins Urs Rohner of Credit Suisse, Jennifer Blanke of the World Economic Forum and Joseph Jimenez of Novartis in a lively debate about Europe's challenges.
28 January 2014
How to cope with Europe's ageing population is the subject of discussion as ILO's Sandra Polaski talks to Euronews correspondent Maithreyi Seetharaman about the problems of a maturing society and the advantages brought by the "silver economy".
Thomson Reuters Davos Today
24 January 2014
With a third of the world's unemployed young people out of work for more than six months, the need for targeted action is urgent, said the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder. Businesses and governments need to invest in areas like apprenticeships, particularly in countries in Southern Europe where there is 50 to 60 per cent youth unemployment. Guy Ryder spoke to Thomson Reuters on "Davos Today", broadcast during the 2014 World Economic Forum.
CNN Quest Means Business
23 January 2014
Guy Ryder urged business leaders to "walk the talk" and commit more resources to training and hiring young people as CNN's Richard Quest pressed the ILO's Director-General to delineate what must be done to bring more jobs to the economy. In the face of higher productivity and profits, Ryder said businesses have the means to invest in apprenticeships and anticipate hiring needs. He urged them to make good on the commitments made at Davos.
23 January 2014
Despite signs of economic growth, current trends indicate that global unemployment will grow for the next five years. For most people the crisis will only end when they get a job, said ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder. Talking to CNBC's Squawkbox from Davos, Ryder noted that unemployment for young people is almost triple the global rate of unemployment. Businesses need to start investing into jobs, and the belief into real economy must be restored, concluded Ryder.
BBC Asia Business Report
21 January 2014
In 2013, unemployment increased by 5 million, bringing global unemployment rate to almost 202 million. This is the grim picture of the labour market according to the ILO's 2014 Global Employment Trends Report. Talking to BBC Asia Business Report, ILO's economist Phu Huynh noted nearly half the additional 5 million unemployed are from East and South Asia. Particularly hard hit in the region are young people who cannot find a job matching their skills, added Phu Huynh.
BBC World Business Report
21 January 2014
Uncertainty in hiring and labour markets policy is hampering an improvement in employment numbers, says the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. Too many profits are going into financial assets rather than job-creation investments, he said to the BBC.
People's Television Network
08 January 2014
Philippines state television reports on the ILO's efforts to help create jobs for survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Together with the Philippines Department of Labour and Employment, the ILO is running a short-term emergency employment programme, which will develop into longer-term activities including skills development training.
12 December 2013
Zambia's president Sata has stressed the need for the ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to work together and develop practical strategies for employment creation for the country. With that, ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, was on a visit to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to launch a Green Jobs project which would see up to 5,000 new jobs created.