1. Job creation and employment: The case of Jordan

    06 June 2016

    Haidar Touran, General Secretary of the General Federation of Jordan Trade Unions (GFJTU) explains the challenges of job creation and employment in Jordan.


  1. Lessons from the Global Economic Crisis: International experts share insights in a high level panel discussion at the 2012 ILC in Geneva

    13 June 2012

    In the plenary hall of the 2012 International Labour Conference in Geneva, a panel of high level experts from South Africa, China, Chile, Belgium, Russia and Australia shared their experiences, the challenges and some lessons learned since the Global Economic Crisis began.


  1. Panel Discussion: The Global Jobs Pact and Macroeconomic Policy

    14 June 2010

    Moderated by Mr. Simon Long from The Economist, panellists discussed various issues including how employment can become a macroeconomic objective of the same order as low inflation and deficits. Panellists included: Ms Sandra Polaski, Deputy Under Secretary, Department of Labor, United States; Ms Maria Helena André, Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity, Portugal; Ms Aisha Abdel Hady, Minister of Manpower and Migration, Egypt; Mr Carlos Tomada, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Argentina; Mr Richard Samans, Managing Director, World Economic Forum; Mr Alberto Nadal, Secretary General, Confederation of Spanish Employers; and Mr Guy Ryder, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

  2. Video Message: Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, United States, on the outcome of the G20 Labour Ministers meeting in Washington

    14 June 2010

  3. Delegate Dialogues: Leopoldo Tartaglia, International Department, Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) (in Italian)

    11 June 2010

  4. Delegate Dialogues: Tarsicio Mora Godoy, President of the Colombia United Workers Federation (CUT), Colombia (in Spanish)

    11 June 2010

  5. Delegate Dialogues: Koh Juan Kiat, Executive Director, Singapore National Employer Federation

    10 June 2010

  6. Interview with government representative Mr. Alexander Segovia on Jobs Pact for El Salvador (in Spanish)

    21 May 2010

    Mr. Alexander Segovia, Technical Secretary to the President of El Salvador, Mr. Mauricio Funes, met with ILO Director-General Juan Somavia and senior experts in the areas of employment, social protection, labour standards and social dialogue, to identify practical ways for the ILO to support the El Salvador government and social partners in applying the Jobs Pact.

  7. ILO Director General Somavia: Global Jobs Pact key to a job-rich recovery

    20 April 2010

    Although 21 million jobs will be saved or created as a result of policy responses in G20 countries by 2010, according to ILO Director General Juan Somavia, the central policy issue facing all countries is to find the policy combination for 2010 and beyond that reduces the time lag between output growth and employment creation. That is what the ILO Global Jobs Pact is all about.

  8. Update on the Global Jobs Pact and New Zealand: An Interview with Phil O'Reilly

    30 March 2010

    ILO TV interviews Phil O'Reilly, Chief Executive of Business NZ.

  9. Update on the Global Jobs Pact and South Africa: An Interview with Mthunzi Mdwaba, CEO of Torque IT

    30 March 2010

    ILO TV interviews Mthunzi Mdwaba, CEO of Torque IT.

  10. Update on the Global Jobs Pact and Australia: An Interview with Peter Anderson

    30 March 2010

    ILO TV interviews Peter Anderson, Chief Executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  11. Update on the Global Jobs Pact and India: An Interview with Yogendra Kr. Modi

    30 March 2010

    ILO TV interviews Yogendra Kr. Modi, Chairman & CEO of the Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd.

  12. UNDP's Helen Clark says Global Jobs Pact paves the way out of recession

    22 March 2010

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark cited the ILO's Global Jobs Pact as the fair and just way for nations to emerge from the recession. Addressing the ILO's Governing Body, she said that if the market were left to its own devices, there could be a significant time lag between the return of economic growth and a lift in employment. The Global Jobs Pact is important because it puts jobs at the center of responses to the crisis.

  13. No Recovery Without Jobs Recovery - BBC Interviews Juan Somavia at the World Economic Forum

    27 January 2010

    The ILO Director-General Juan Somavia called for the same political impetus that was given to saving the banks to be applied to jobs. He spoke to the BBC's Tanya Beckett at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


  1. Hidden jobs crisis threatens economic recovery: Video interview with Raymond Torres, author of the World of Work report 2009

    07 December 2009

    A hidden jobs crisis could threaten recovery if economic support packages are withdrawn too early, according to Raymond Torres, author of the ILO report "The World of Work 2009, The Global Jobs Crisis and Beyond".

  2. Jobs Crisis is Far From Over: A CNN Interview with Raymond Torres

    07 December 2009

    Raymond Torres warns of the risks of not taking the jobs crisis seriously, in an interview with CNN journalist Richard Quest. Director of the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies, Raymond Torres is author of the report "The World of Work 2009, The Global Jobs Crisis and Beyond".

  3. With the Global Jobs Pact, South African Trade Unions Place Emphasis on Re-training of Workers

    01 December 2009

    "We have taken the Global Jobs Pact into our South African framework response to the economic crisis and we have been working on issues to address the distressed sectors, putting an emphasis on re-training and re-skilling of workers," said Bheki Ntshalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, in an interview with ILO TV.

  4. Global Jobs Pact Welcomed by Indian Policymakers

    01 December 2009

    "What the Global Jobs Pact means is that jobs should be at the centre of all economic growth. So all the policies should be focussed on job creation rather than the other way, that you want GDP and not the jobs. This emphasis has gone down well with Indian policymakers," said Yogendra Kr. Modi, Chairman & CEO of the Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd., in an interview with ILO TV.

  5. New Zealand's Focus on Job Skills Part of a Multi-Pronged Crisis Exit Strategy

    01 December 2009

    "If we think about the way in which the world will pull out of the crisis, and already is, the real danger we face is that those people who have skills will get jobs relatively easily, but those without skills may not," said Phil O'Reilly, Chief Executive of Business NZ in an interview with ILO TV. "The Global Jobs Pact has helped us come up with some concrete policy recommendations and actions, that we've taken in New Zealand around, for example, the issue of skills."