ILO in the media


  1. BBC World Business Report

    Falling labour share cause for concern, says ILO

    07 December 2012

    BBC World Business Report discusses the rebalancing of economic power between developed and developing nations and whether workers are getting a fair share of the profits as productivity rises in the global economy.

  2. CCTV

    Institutional barriers for people with disabilities still an obstacle, says ILO

    03 December 2012

    Around 85 million people with disabilities live in China and despite progress made over the past 30 years, there are many challenges to ensure their equality and dignity. ILO Beijing Director Ann Herbert appeared on CCTV's 'Dialogue' saying that infrastructure and institutional barriers must be improved in China. She also noted that cultural barriers must be broken down to create an inclusive society.

  3. Voice of America

    There are still 215 million child labourers worldwide, the ILO estimates

    27 November 2012

    There is a growing sense that child labour is an intractable problem, perpetuated in part by the continued global economic downturn resulting in an increasing number of families mired in poverty. Over the past few years, the rate of reduction in child labour has slowed significantly which unfortunately contributes to the long term development challenges leaving countries unprepared and uncompetitive in the globalised marketplace. What can be done to enhance international efforts to eradicate child labor? The Voice of America interviews an ILO official, Kevin Cassidy (in New York) to explore the challenges and discuss effective strategies to put an end to child labour.

  4. CNN

    Namibia: Youth unemployment rates at 59%, according to the ILO

    09 November 2012

    In Namibia, the overall unemployment rate is 38%, but those aged 20-24 suffer up to 59% unemployment. In a live interview with CNN, ILO Senior Economist, Theo Sparreboom, stressed the need to boost employment, through incentives to those industries that can generate a large number of jobs. It is necessary not only to expand the quantity of jobs, but guarantee the creation of decent jobs, concluded Sparreboom.

  5. CNN

    Youth unemployment rates are not likely to come down, warns the ILO

    12 October 2012

    The staggeringly high number of unemployed young people in the EU as a result of the job crisis is not likely to come down any time soon, warns ILO's Senior Economist Ekkehard Ernst, in a live interview with CNN. Many young people are dropping out of the labour market or accepting much lower wages, that in the long run will have a negative impact on their career path. Unless governments keep young people in the labour market and put training guarantees in place we may face a lost generation of workers.

  6. CNN

    ILO Head says G20 must act now to support demand that creates employment

    11 October 2012

    The situation in global economic conditions has deteriorated to such a degree that G20 countries should urgently make good on the commitments they made in Los Cabos to support demand to create employment, according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder. In an interview with John Defterios of CNN's Global Exchange, he went on to say that whatever differences prevent the financial system from delivering for the real economy, they have to be ironed out pretty quickly lest 3 million more jobs are lost worldwide.

  7. The Times

    ‘Toxic’ reforms won’t work, says new labour chief

    03 October 2012

    The new chief of the International Labour Organisation has warned that governments in Southern European are pursuing “toxic” reform programmes that are propelling them along a “straight line towards further economic contraction”.

  8. Euronews

    ILO leader calls for a universal youth employment guarantee

    14 September 2012

    Nearly five million young people in the EU cannot find a job and in some of Eurozone countries, the youth unemployment rate exceeds 40 percent. In an interview with Euronews, Guy Ryder who takes over as Director General of the ILO in October, called for targeted plans to generate decent work and skills development for young people. According to ILO estimates, youth employment guarantee schemes can cost governments as little as 0.5 percent of their overall spending and would go a long way in avoiding a lost generation of workers.

  9. The Financial Times

    'Youth jobless rate to rise, says ILO'

    04 September 2012

    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. Global youth unemployment is set to rise over the next five years as the impact of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, the International Labour Organisation has warned.

  10. 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."