News

March 2012

  1. ILO holds global consultation of young people on youth jobs crisis

    02 March 2012

    The ILO is holding events in 46 countries around the world throughout March and April to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

February 2012

  1. ILO warns youth job crisis threatens social cohesion, calls for more and better jobs for youth

    27 February 2012

    Addressing a special event organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, the head of the ILO Employment Sector, José-Manuel Salazar, has warned of the risks of a lost generation due to a growing youth employment crisis, and called for new and stronger partnerships to create more and better jobs for young people.

January 2012

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Press Conference Coverage: Global Employment Trends 2012

    23 January 2012

    At a press conference to launch the Global Employment Trends 2012 report, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Executive-Director of the Employment Sector, spoke about a global employment challenge to create 600 million jobs over the next decade.

  8. Press Conference Coverage: Global Employment Trends 2012

    23 January 2012

    At a press conference to launch the Global Employment Trends 2012 report, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Executive-Director of the Employment Sector, spoke about a global employment challenge to create 600 million jobs over the next decade.