Events coverage

February 2016

  1. Guy Ryder talks jobs for Syrian refugees with Richard Quest

    04 February 2016

    90% of refugees in Jordan live in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says that there is a consensus that we need to find legal pathways for refugees into local labour markets. It is possible to combine the interests of local workers and Syrian refugees.

  2. Including jobs and livelihoods in Syria Donor Conference encouraging, says ILO

    03 February 2016

    By including jobs, livelihoods and education in its agenda, the Syria Donor Conference in London will help address urgent developmental as well as humanitarian needs, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells the Associated Press. (Begins at 2:56)

  3. Guy Ryder talks youth unemployment with Richard Quest

    01 February 2016

    40% of young people around the world don't work or work but are still stuck in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says growing economies remains the key to tackling youth unemployment.

January 2016

  1. Oil and gas: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in polar climes

    29 January 2016

    A tripartite meeting considered the special circumstances influencing OSH for the oil and gas industry in the northern hemispheres coldest regions.

  2. World Economic Forum session on the promise of progress

    20 January 2016

    While technology enters its next golden age, the percentage of adults working or looking for work is the lowest in almost 40 years in countries such as the United States. Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class?

  3. WESO 2016: Our World Today

    20 January 2016

    The weak growth of 2015, coupled with slowdowns in major economies, spells trouble for the world of work in over the next few years. ILO researchers Veronica Escudero and Sameer Khatiwada lay out the challenges world economies will face by 2017. (Closed Captions available)

  4. WESO 2016: Our World Tomorrow

    20 January 2016

    The world of work faces significant challenges in the coming decade, with technological shifts, population aging and struggling economies changing the way we work. ILO researchers Sameer Khatiwada and Veronica Escudero lay out the future trends of 2016 and beyond. (Closed Captions available)

  5. Green jobs for Zambia

    12 January 2016

    Construction workers in Zambia are building eco-friendly homes as part of a ‘Green Jobs’ initiative. The project is bringing much-needed employment and skills to the mining city of Lumwana.

  6. Guy Ryder urges enterprise to make the future work for all

    07 January 2016

    The ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder speaks at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Annual Conference on the theme: "The Future of Work".

December 2015

  1. How unions can support global efforts to formalize domestic workers

    23 December 2015

    The International Labour Organization estimates there are just over 67 million domestic workers worldwide. Claire Hobden, ILO expert in working conditions of domestic workers talks about global efforts to formalize their work through unions in an interview with the BBC World Service.