News

April 2012

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Youth Employment in Tunisia

    25 April 2012

  5. Entrepreneurship highlighted at national youth event in New Delhi

    25 April 2012

    The ILO is holding global youth consultation events in 46 countries around the world throughout March and April 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  6. Spanish youth: Facing the job crisis

    25 April 2012

    The global jobs crisis is hitting the younger generation hard. According to the ILO, worldwide over 75 million young people are out of work and the problem is especially acute in countries like Spain that have been hard hit by the Euro crisis.

  7. CNN World Business Today interviews ILO's José Manuel Salazar on Youth Job Crisis

    20 April 2012

    José Manuel Salazar, Executive Director of the ILO's Employment Sector, in a live interview with CNN's World Business Today, discussed the crisis of youth unemployment and explained what steps should be taken by governments to avoid the risk of a lost generation of workers.

  8. Governments moved to prevent job loss, boost skills in response to global financial and economic crisis

    19 April 2012

    ILO and World Bank partner to release new data, report on government actions.

  9. Gaps and weaknesses on youth employment highlighted at Bangladesh consultation

    19 April 2012

    Ahead of the Youth Employment Forum, the ILO is holding consultation events in more than 40 countries around the world to hear young people’s views on the alarming jobs crisis.

  10. ILO/World Bank discussion on Jobs and Policy Responses to the Crisis

    The World Bank (WB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are holding a discussion on how the recent financial and economic crisis and the policy responses to that crisis have affected the quality and the quantity of jobs. During the discussion, a new ILO/WB inventory of policy responses to the financial and economic crisis and a joint report will be launched.