1. Lost in transition? Averting a jobless generation

    24 May 2012

    They've been called Generation U for unemployed and the jobless generation, but is their future really that grim? Young people debate their problems and prospects with journalists and experts during the ILO Youth Employment Forum.

  2. Youth Employment Forum Kicks Off: "We need action!"

    23 May 2012

    The ILO inaugurated the Youth Employment Forum which brought together more than 100 young people from around the world for a wide-ranging discussion on how to best tackle the youth employment crisis. Watch the video highlights of the first day.

  3. The Drive to Reduce Drop Outs - ILO TV reports from the Netherlands

    22 May 2012

  4. Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012: video highlights of the press conference

    21 May 2012

    José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, warns that the situation that young people face in the labour market has not improved and it is not likely to ease anytime soon. Medium term projections up to 2016 suggest little improvement in youth labour markets.

  5. Jobs for youth: lost for years to come

    21 May 2012

    Gains in employment rates for young people have been wiped out by the economic crisis. According to the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012, it may take 4-5 years before jobs rebound. In the meantime, many of the 75 million unemployed young people will completely give up looking for work. ILO TV reports from Athens, Greece

  6. Juan Somavia says social protection will be indispensable in moving towards models of growth

    09 May 2012

  7. Juan Somavia discusses a new phase of the global crisis that could threaten recovery

    09 May 2012

  8. Youth unemployment crisis stuck until at least 2016, predicts the ILO

    27 April 2012

    ILO's Theodor Sparreboom, Senior Economist, presents the current youth unemployment rates, which at a global level, are stuck at 12,7%. The situation is worsening, especially in developed economies, where the average rate has not returned to pre-crisis levels. The ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012 also warns of the dramatic deterioration of the labour situation for young people, who increaingly are employed in part-time and temporary jobs, as they have no other alternatives.

  9. Youth Employment in Tunisia

    25 April 2012

  10. Spanish youth: Facing the job crisis

    25 April 2012

    The global jobs crisis is hitting the younger generation hard. According to the ILO, worldwide over 75 million young people are out of work and the problem is especially acute in countries like Spain that have been hard hit by the Euro crisis.

  11. CNN World Business Today interviews ILO's José Manuel Salazar on Youth Job Crisis

    20 April 2012

    José Manuel Salazar, Executive Director of the ILO's Employment Sector, in a live interview with CNN's World Business Today, discussed the crisis of youth unemployment and explained what steps should be taken by governments to avoid the risk of a lost generation of workers.

  12. Youth Employment Discussion

    17 April 2012

    ASEAN TV broadcast a discussion on youth employment issues as part of the ILO's Youth Employment Month events and to curtain-raise the Thai national youth employment event at Chulalongkorn University.

  13. An interview with ILO's Craig Churchill on the expansion of Microinsurance coverage

    10 April 2012

    Access to microinsurance services has increased to the point where nearly 500 million low-income people have access today. ILO TV interviews Craig Churchill, Team Leader of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and Chair of the Microinsurance Network about the "Microinsurance Compendium, Protecting the Poor", co-published by the ILO and the Munich Re Foundation. Mr. Churchill describes why microinsurance plays a key role for low-income people to help them cope with risks and large losses. He also explains the reason for its success in Asia.

  14. Video Highlights of Global Youth Consultations

    30 March 2012

    The ILO organized a series of National Events on Youth Employment to hear young people's views on the alarming situation in youth employment. This collection of videos represents a selection of highlights from the 46 countries that held events in March and April 2012.
    The conversation has already started on social media networks where young people from across the world are sharing their views on the ILO's Facebook and Twitter platforms: and

  15. Facts and Figures on Global Employment - An Interview with ILO's Steven Kapsos

    24 January 2012

    One out of every three workers around the world can either be classified as unemployed or poor, according to the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report. ILO TV interviews Steven Kapsos, a labour economist at the ILO, about the facts and figures describing the global and regional employment picture.

  16. The Employment Challenge in 2012 - An Interview with ILO's Ekkehard Ernst

    24 January 2012

    ILO TV interviews Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO Employment Trends Unit, about global employment trends for 2012. He outlines three scenarios, projecting what the global employment situation could be like if economic growth estimates hold true, if they decline, and if there is an improvement.

  17. North Africa Employment Trends 2012 - An Interview with Dorothea Schmidt

    24 January 2012

    ILO TV interviews Dorothea Schmidt, a Senior ILO Employment Specialist based in Cairo, about rising unemployment across North Africa and the impact it is having in particular on young people and women. Based on findings from the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report, she also discusses the lack of productive growth in North Africa and the need for further development of labour market institutions such as public employment services. Despite short-term negative effects on North African economies, Ms. Schmidt describes the ILO's hope that the Arab Spring of 2011 will have a positive impact on labour markets in the long-term.

  18. BBC: ILO Employment Report More Pessimistic Than Last Year

    24 January 2012

    BBC TV World Business Report interviews ILO Employment Specialist Kee Beom Kim in Bangkok to discuss the employment figures released in the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report and explain what can be done to help boost job creation in the year to come.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.