ILO in the media


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    BBC: Jobs Crisis Continues Unabated

    24 January 2012

    BBC TV World Business Report interviews ILO Economist Steven Kapsos about "astonishing" numbers published in the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report, including the need for 600 million jobs to be created over the next ten years, and the fact that over 900 million workers are living below the two dollar a day poverty line.

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    BBC Reports on "Worrying Jobs Challenge"

    24 January 2012

    Citing global employment figures and the possibility of a "jobless generation", BBC TV World Business Report interviews Moazam Mahmood, Director of the ILO's Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department.

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    Euronews Reports on Minimum Wages

    16 January 2012

    Euronews reports from the UK and South Africa on the role minimum wages play to help reduce income inequalities, citing ILO statistics on minimum wages in developed and developing countries across the world.

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    NHK interview: ILO Director-General on decent work and the need for job-rich growth in Asia

    14 January 2012

    The ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, spoke with the Japanese broadcaster NHK during the 15th ILO Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting in Kyoto in December 2011. He talked about the challenges that Asia faces, including youth employment and the need for job-rich growth with decent work opportunities.


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    BBC World Service reports on youth unemployment in Indonesia and across the world

    16 December 2011

    BBC Business Daily reports that young people are now three times more likely to be out of work than older workers. A panel of experts including José Manuel Salazar from the International Labour Organization discuss what can be done to address youth unemployment. Ian Livingston co-founder of video game publisher Eidos, and Denis Pennel from the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies join him in the discussion.

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    BBC World reports on youth unemployment in Indonesia

    16 December 2011

    High unemployment rates mean many young Indonesians have no choice but to work odd jobs in the informal sector, a fact which experts say holds back Indonesia's economic potential. But there are solutions: this BBC report, part of a week-long series on youth employment issues, shows one young Indonesian woman who successfully opened a mobile phone repair shop after receiving skills training from the International Labour Organization.

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    BBC World News Reports on Global Youth Unemployment

    12 December 2011

    A recent BBC World Service survey pointed to unemployment as the world's fastest-rising concern. The ILO's Executive Director of Employment, José Manuel Salazar, was interviewed at the start of BBC World TV's week-long focus on the issue of global youth unemployment. He explained why young people are disproportionately hit by unemployment and the social consequences for young people's long-term work prospects.

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    Youth Unemployment Focus on BBC World Business Report

    17 November 2011

    As unemployment hits a 15-year high in the UK at 2.6 million, BBC World Business Report discusses the implications of long-term unemployment, particularly as it affects young people. Ekkehard Ernst is Chief of the Employment Trends Unit at the International Labour Organization.

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    BBC World Business Report reports from the G20 with Director General Juan Somavia

    04 November 2011

    BBC's Tanya Beckett talks to ILO Director General Juan Somavia about an action plan for investing in growth and jobs and the outcomes of the G20.

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    BBC talks jobs crisis with Raymond Torres

    03 November 2011

    BBC News headlines the ILO World of Work report and talks to Raymond Torres about the threat of a deeper jobs crisis sparking wider social unrest.