ILO's Director-General: In the media

September 2016

  1. BBC World Business Report

    Refugee crisis and access to labour markets must be a shared responsibility, says ILO

    20 September 2016

    It is not possible to expect those developing countries - which by the accident of geographical proximity are bearing at the moment most of the responsibility - to deal with the refugee crisis on their own, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder to the BBC. The UN General Assembly hosted a high-level summit on September 19 to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

July 2016

  1. CCTV

    ILO's Ryder on China job market prospects

    23 July 2016

  2. DD News

    “High levels of informality” - a major challenge for India, says ILO Chief

    08 July 2016

    India needs to transform its strong economic performance into more quality jobs and better working conditions, according to ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. He was speaking to Indian broadcaster DD News during a visit to Delhi where he spoke at a conference on the Future of Work.

February 2016

  1. © AFP 2016

    Voice of America

    ILO Fights Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

    02 February 2016

    At the launch of the UN's Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that the world is facing a "global employment crisis," which is disproportionately affecting young men and women.

  2. UN Radio

    New youth jobs initiative to make difference "on the ground"

    01 February 2016

    Agencies from across the United Nations system have joined together through the 'Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth' to address the nearly 74 million unemployed youth around the world. UN Radio spoke to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and asked him how the plan differs from previous initiatives.

  3. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Guy Ryder talks youth unemployment with Richard Quest

    01 February 2016

    40% of young people around the world don't work or work but are still stuck in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says growing economies remains the key to tackling youth unemployment.

January 2016

  1. © Fethi Belaid / Getty Images 2016

    Huffington post

    3 Ways We Can Tackle Youth Employment

    19 January 2016

July 2015

  1. CNBC Europe

    Creditors need to focus on growth in Greece, says ILO Head

    03 July 2015

    Creditors need to focus on growth in Greece, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told CNBC Europe. He added that there needs to be a proper conversation with the private sector, which is fundamental to the future of the country.

April 2015

  1. Al Jazeera America

    Rethinking the employer-worker relationship

    02 April 2015

    The digital, on-demand economy has meant consumers can obtain all kinds of services, from across the world. As people connect directly with freelancers, there are implications for the traditional employer-worker contract that provides a guaranteed income and other social benefits. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder spoke to Al Jazeera America about the evolving employer-employee relationship.

January 2015

  1. BBC World Business Report

    Action needed to tackle global unemployment, says ILO Head

    20 January 2015

    Three million more people will join the ranks of the unemployed in 2015, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told the BBC. The global economy isn't growing fast enough, he said, to create the jobs that we need. The BBC reports on new ILO figures from the flagship report: "The World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2015", which shows that more than 212 million people will be out of work by 2019, up from the current 201 million.