ILO in the media

2012

  1. Al Jazeera

    'Relaunch Public Investment to Trigger Private Investment,' says the ILO

    11 July 2012

    The public sector should relaunch investment as a way to trigger investments in the private sector, according to Vincenzo Spiezia, Senior Economist at the International Institute for Labour Studies. Speaking to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera English television network, he also urged the creation of 'Youth Guarantee Programmes' to avoid long term unemployment for young generations. Spiezia was interviewed about the findings of the report "Eurozone Jobs Crisis."

  2. BBC

    'Further austerity in the EU could increase jobs losses by 4.5mn" warns ILO

    11 July 2012

    ILO's Vincenzo Spiezia, Senior Economist at the International Institute for Labour Studies, warned the EuroZone is far from a jobs recovery. Spiezia told the BBC's evening news if firms that had retained workers in the hope of recovery start laying off employees, an additional 4.5 million jobs could be lost in the next 4 years. He urged the banking system to support investment, along with aid from governments and the European Central Bank.

  3. BBC

    Jobs crisis in the EuroZone: BBC World Business Report talks to Raymond Torres

    11 July 2012

    The EuroZone could lose up to 4.5 million jobs lossin the next 4 years according to a report from the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies. Director Raymond Torres told BBC World TV's main business program that lack of access to credit for small firms is one of the major factors hampering recovery. A 'youth job guarantee' could also help tackle youth unemployment.

  4. CNN

    ILO Chief calls for immediate action to tackle unemployment

    10 July 2012

    In an interview with CNN's 'Quest means Business', ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, discusses the threat of an additional 4.5 million jobs that could be lost in the EuroZone over the next 4 years. Somavia stressed how jobs have to be at the heart of recovery, and emphasised the need to focus on jobs creation for youth.

  5. Audio

    ILO Chief discusses with BBC Radio the transition to a greener economy and the way forward

    22 June 2012

    BBC World Service interviewed the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, at the Rio+20 Summit, on the transition to a greener economy.

  6. Video

    ILO reveals 21 million people trapped in forced labour

    03 June 2012

    Al Jazeera News reports on the growing number of forced labour victims released by the ILO. Beate Andrees, Head of the Special Action Program is interviewed on the ILO's call to action and strategy to combat the global issue.

  7. World Radio Switzerland

    New ILO head on jobless youth: 'They need answers'

    01 June 2012

    Austerity is gripping Europe—unemployment is at record levels and the battle between government and the worker has never been fiercer. Not the best time to be taking over leadership of the International Labour Organization—the UN’s agency to oversee global labour standards. But it’s the task Guy Ryder has taken on after being elected as the ILO’s new director general at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week. WRS’s Dave Goodman talks to him about the challenges:

  8. Video

    ILO Forced Labour Figures "Alarming"

    01 June 2012

    The CNN Freedom Project reports on alarming new figures released by the ILO on victims of forced labour around the world. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour discusses difficulty in estimating the extent of the problem and how the ILO determined its new numbers with CNN anchor Kristi Lu Stout.

  9. Video

    ILO warns of youth unemployment 'crisis' and EU is among worst hit - BBC World Business Report

    23 May 2012

    Almost 13% of young people worldwide are out of work, and their situation is unlikely to improve for four years, the report "Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012" by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says. It warns of a "crisis" with more than six million people so disillusioned they have given up looking for work.

  10. Video

    BBC World TV News on the alarming level of global unemployment

    30 April 2012

    BBC News reports on the alarming global unemployment picture affecting young European workers. ILO's Raymond Torres says growth and employment strategies have helped other countries cope during the economic crisis.