News

May 2012

  1. Three steps to curb youth unemployment

    15 May 2012

    The right mix of education and training, promoting entrepreneurship and strengthening employment services is key to tackling the current youth employment crisis in many parts of the world, said Executive Director of the ILO’s Employment Sector, Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

  2. "Growth, Structural Change and Employment" - Statement by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs

    15 May 2012

    Opening remarks by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered at the Global Preparatory Meeting on the Post-2015 Framework for Development at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

  3. “Skills, decent work and development: Transitions to job-rich Growth” - Statement by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

    14 May 2012

    Statement by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment Sector of the ILO delivered at the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training an event organized by the UNESCO

  4. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

  5. Youth Employment - Good Practices

    04 May 2012

    The ILO Youth Employment Programme has launched a call for nominations of good practices that have proven effective in promoting decent work for young people.

April 2012

  1. Youth unemployment crisis stuck until at least 2016, predicts the ILO

    27 April 2012

    ILO's Theodor Sparreboom, Senior Economist, presents the current youth unemployment rates, which at a global level, are stuck at 12,7%. The situation is worsening, especially in developed economies, where the average rate has not returned to pre-crisis levels. The ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012 also warns of the dramatic deterioration of the labour situation for young people, who increaingly are employed in part-time and temporary jobs, as they have no other alternatives.

  2. Open markets alone will not create good-quality jobs, says ILO

    25 April 2012

    Full and productive employment must become a key objective of the international trading system if open markets are to translate into more and better jobs, said the Executive Director of the ILO’s Employment Sector, Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

  3. Remarks by M. Salazar-Xirinachs ILO Executive Director at the XIII session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    25 April 2012

    Remarks by M. Salazar-Xirinachs ILO Executive Director, Employment Sector, at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) XIII Panel on Reflections on the international trading system and inclusive development - Doha, Quatar, 24 April, 2012

  4. ILO Director General statement to the XIII session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    25 April 2012

    In the name of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, Mr. Salazar, ILO Executive Director for Employment Sector, addressed the General Debate of the XIII session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) taking place in Doha, from 21 to 26 April 2012.

  5. Youth Employment in Tunisia

    25 April 2012