ILO in the media


  1. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Guy Ryder talks jobs for Syrian refugees with Richard Quest

    04 February 2016

    90% of refugees in Jordan live in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says that there is a consensus that we need to find legal pathways for refugees into local labour markets. It is possible to combine the interests of local workers and Syrian refugees.

  2. Associated Press

    Including jobs and livelihoods in Syria Donor Conference encouraging, says ILO

    03 February 2016

    By including jobs, livelihoods and education in its agenda, the Syria Donor Conference in London will help address urgent developmental as well as humanitarian needs, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells the Associated Press. (Begins at 2:56)

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. © Fethi Belaid / Getty Images 2016

    Huffington post

    3 Ways We Can Tackle Youth Employment

    19 January 2016

  7. Deutsche Welle

    Green jobs for Zambia

    12 January 2016

    Construction workers in Zambia are building eco-friendly homes as part of a ‘Green Jobs’ initiative. The project is bringing much-needed employment and skills to the mining city of Lumwana.


  1. BBC World Service, Business Daily

    How unions can support global efforts to formalize domestic workers

    23 December 2015

    The International Labour Organization estimates there are just over 67 million domestic workers worldwide. Claire Hobden, ILO expert in working conditions of domestic workers talks about global efforts to formalize their work through unions in an interview with the BBC World Service.

  2. Al Jazeera English

    Are migrants a benefit or a burden?

    18 December 2015

    With the discussions around migration increasingly dominated by rhetoric over reality, Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO's International Migration Branch, joins the debate with Al Jazeera's Inside Story about the benefits and challenges of migration in the world today.

  3. BBC

    Youth unemployment still a major challenge

    09 October 2015

    The global financial crisis hit young people particularly hard, pushing youth unemployment to record levels. Eight years on there are finally signs that the problem is stabilizing but more still needs to be done to scale up effects of the recovery. Millions more are working for little or even no pay.