ILO in the media


  1. 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.

  2. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Guy Ryder talks migration with Richard Quest

    09 October 2015

    The migration crisis in Europe highlights the challenge of integrating refugees into host countries. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO says integrating migrants into the labour force will be key to creating a win-win situation for countries and migrants alike.

  3. BBC World Service, Business Daily

    Ethiopia: Invest in skills for high road to competitiveness, says ILO

    18 August 2015

    As Ethiopia seeks to become a major player in global supply chains, the challenge is to remain competitive while avoiding a race to the bottom with low wages, says the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  4. BBC

    Worker involvement key to workplace safety in China

    12 August 2015

    Explosion in northern China puts focus on workplace safety. The BBC interviews Tim De Meyer, Director of the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, on the tragic loss of life caused by the explosion in the port of Tianjin on 12 August 2015. He said more needs to be done to ensure workers are given the tools and support necessary to protect themselves, the public and the environment.

  5. CNN

    Paid maternity leave rising in the U.S. tech sector

    06 August 2015

    CNN reports on ILO research into paid maternity leave worldwide. Despite extended parental leave becoming the latest benefit that tech companies are using to compete for talented employees, parental leave in the United States still trails other developed countries.

  6. UN Radio

    Breastfeeding at work a smart investment

    04 August 2015

    Despite the benefits of allowing nursing in the workplace, in practice, many women lose their jobs when they have children. Society has a responsibility to support these women, says Susan Maybud, a senior gender specialist at the ILO. She spoke to UN Radio at the start of World Breastfeeding Week.

  7. BBC

    The facts on human trafficking

    29 July 2015

    The BBC reports on ILO research about human trafficking worldwide.

  8. CNN International

    Abuse of domestic workers exposed in photo exhibition

    27 July 2015

    CNN interviews women who appear in an exhibition of photos showing the physical and mental abuse they experienced as migrant domestic workers in Asia and the Middle East. The photos were taken by award-winning photographer, Steve McCurry, as part of an ILO project.

  9. UN Radio

    "Reality" of modern slavery needs to be understood

    06 July 2015

    People around the world need to be made aware that 21 million globally are victims of modern day slavery, says Brazilian actor Wagner Moura. He spoke to UN Radio in support of the ILO's "50 for Freedom" campaign, which aims to secure the ratification by 50 countries of the Forced Labour Protocol.

  10. 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.