ILO in the media

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.

  2. France 24

    Political will is key to ending child labour

    12 June 2015

    As countries look towards more creative solutions to fight child labour, keeping children out of work and in schools remains the most effective way to combat child labour says the ILO's Raymond Torres.

  3. Al Jazeera's "Inside Story"

    Getting children out of work and into school requires a multifaceted approach

    12 June 2015

    Replicating successful efforts to end child labour around the world is part of the solution to bring child labour numbers down further, says the ILO's Azfar Khan.

  4. Al Jazeera English

    Counting the cost of forced labour

    13 April 2015

    An estimated 21 million people are in forced labour and generate around USD 150 billion of illicit profits every year, according to Beate Andrees, head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour. In her interview on Al Jazeera's "Counting the Cost", Andrees said more needs to be done to address the root causes of forced labour and human trafficking through greater political commitment and social movements.

  5. 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.

  6. UN Radio

    Raymond Torres: "Women in power could have lessened financial crisis"

    11 February 2015

    The global financial crisis witnessed in the past years would not have happened, with the same intensity, had women been in higher positions of power, according to Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO's research department in a radio interview on UN radio.

  7. 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.

2014

  1. Al Jazeera English

    Labour migration: A key challenge

    09 December 2014

    With hundreds of thousands of migrants risking sea journeys to find a better life elsewhere, Al Jazeera interviews Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO's International Migration Branch. We need to focus on creating decent work opportunities in countries of origin, Leighton says. Governments too have to consider regular channels of migration, and look at their labour markets and ensure that workers and employers are part of the dialogue in solving the problem.

  2. BBC World Business Report

    When did you last get a pay rise?

    05 December 2014

    Wage growth around the world has slowed down and it is workers in the developed world who are the worst off, reports the BBC. Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser, and author of the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014-2015, describes a situation of stagnating wages in advanced economies and fast growing wages in emerging economies, so that the difference in wages in rich countries and those in poor countries is progressively narrowing.

  3. CNN International, The Business View

    ILO warns on global stagnant wages

    05 December 2014

    Wages haven't grown in line with labour productivity growth, says Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser, in an interview with Nina dos Santos at CNN. By now we should be hoping for a recovery which is driven more by household consumption based on wage increases rather than on debt, he says.