ILO in the media


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    Voice of America Reports on New International Labour Convention for Domestic Workers

    16 June 2011

    Voice of America journalist, Lisa Schlein, reports from the International Labour Conference of the ILO about the adoption of a groundbreaking international labour standard for domestic workers.

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    Al Jazeera Reports on World Day Against Child Labour 2011

    13 June 2011

    Al Jazeera English dedicated its news magazine programme "Inside Story" to the issue of hazardous child labour. Participating on the programme was ILO child labour expert, Susan Gunn. In a new report issued for World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warns that a staggeringly high number of children are still caught in hazardous work - some 115 million of the world’s 215 million child labourers - and calls for urgent action to halt the practice.

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    Dismissed Workers in Bahrain: Al Jazeera Interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder

    16 May 2011

    Al Jazeera interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder about the dismissal of workers following pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and the ILO's efforts to promote dialogue between the country's trade unionists, employers and the government to address the issue. Guy Ryder is the Executive Director for Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, at the ILO.

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    Global Employment Trends for 2011: BBC World Interviews ILO's Theodoor Sparreboom

    25 January 2011

    'The world has an unemployment problem that isn't going away," says BBC World Business Report presenter Juliette Foster, referring to the findings of the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2011 report. She interviews ILO economist Theodoor Sparreboom on persistently high global unemployment forecasted for 2011 especially among young people.

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    Steven Kapsos Discusses Global Employment Trends for 2011 on BBC World Service

    25 January 2011

    BBC's 'The World Today' Business Reporter Rob Young interviews ILO economist Steven Kapsos on the threat that continued high levels of unemployment pose to economic growth and the disproportionate effect unemployment has had on young people.


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    CNN World View Reports on First Female Electrician in Southern Lebanon

    17 December 2010

    ILO TV reports for CNN World View from Sarafand, Lebanon, where 16-year-old Hajer Slim is the first young woman in her region to train as an electrician.

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    CNBC Interviews José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs for Special Report on Youth Unemployment

    03 December 2010

    The ILO's Executive-Director of the Employment Sector, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, appeared on CNBC business news show "Squawk Box Europe" to discuss the issue of youth unemployment. The world faces a “huge challenge to better match the offer from universities and colleges to the needs of the private sector and business," Salazar said in an interview on the sidelines of a Global Youth Employment conference in London.

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    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia discusses job growth with Al Jazeera TV during the G20 Seoul Summit

    10 November 2010

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia explains why emerging economies are doing better at maintaining higher employment levels compared to industrialized countries. Speaking to Al Jazeera English television live from the G20 Seoul Summit, he also stressed how efficient measures to reduce current global unemployment trends are key to generating growth and productivity.

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    CNN Interviews Juan Somavia During Rescue of Chilean Miners

    13 October 2010

    CNN's Richard Quest interviews Juan Somavia, the ILO's Director-General and former Chilean ambassador to the United Nations, about the rescue of the Chilean miners and the hazards of working in the mining industry.

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    CNN interviews Juan Somavia at ILO-IMF Oslo conference

    13 September 2010

    CNN's Richard Quest interviewed ILO Director-General Juan Somavia live from Oslo, where the ILO and the IMF held a joint conference: "The Challenges of Growth, Employment and Social Cohesion", discussing the need for a jobs-focused policy response to the global economic downturn.