April 2012

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Managing your Agricultural Cooperative - My.Coop. First official online Training of Trainers course

    This on-line training will give you additional pedagogical guidelines and advice on how to structure and how to facilitate the My.Coop contents from the general My.Coop training package. After successful completion of this course you will be trained on how to use the My.Coop training package in your own context.

  6. An interview with ILO's Craig Churchill on the expansion of Microinsurance coverage

    10 April 2012

    Access to microinsurance services has increased to the point where nearly 500 million low-income people have access today. ILO TV interviews Craig Churchill, Team Leader of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and Chair of the Microinsurance Network about the "Microinsurance Compendium, Protecting the Poor", co-published by the ILO and the Munich Re Foundation. Mr. Churchill describes why microinsurance plays a key role for low-income people to help them cope with risks and large losses. He also explains the reason for its success in Asia.

  7. Youth Employment Forum: Call for applications for Young Journalists/Bloggers

    05 April 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will offer five young journalists/bloggers the opportunity to promote and cover the Youth Employment Forum, which will take place in Geneva from 23 to 25 May 2012.

  8. Young Peruvians speak out on jobs crisis

    05 April 2012

    The ILO is holding global youth consultations that will culminate in a major Youth Employment Forum in Geneva in May, with some one hundred young people from employers’, workers’ and youth organizations from across the world taking part.

March 2012

  1. Video Highlights of Global Youth Consultations

    30 March 2012

    The ILO organized a series of National Events on Youth Employment to hear young people's views on the alarming situation in youth employment. This collection of videos represents a selection of highlights from the 46 countries that held events in March and April 2012.
    The conversation has already started on social media networks where young people from across the world are sharing their views on the ILO's Facebook and Twitter platforms: and

  2. Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now or pay more in the future, says UN report

    23 March 2012

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future. These were some of the findings from a new UN report “From Transition to Transformation”, launched in Istanbul, Turkey at the first Global Human Development Forum.