11 October 2012
"Self-evidently, things are getting worse," in terms of employment recovery according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder. The ILO head called on G20 nations to make good on their pledge at the G20 in Los Cabos to support accelerated demand for job creation should the global economic situation worsen.
03 October 2012
A Video Message from Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day.
06 September 2012
Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General, addressed the "Jobs for Europe" conference organized by the European Commission on 6 and 7 September 2012 in a special video message. “The challenge is to achieve socially responsible fiscal consolidation in the medium term, while stimulating growth of the real economy in the short term, and to pave the way to the expansion of decent employment”, Juan Somavia said.
23 August 2012
Interview with Haitian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs recorded in June 2012. Mr Léon Ronsard St-Cyr, told ILO TV that his country has no choice but to invest in social protection as his country slowly recovers from the earthquake that destroyed parts of the island in 2010 (In French with English subtitles).
19 July 2012
Migrant workers are the hidden victims of the economic crisis, especially in the Eurozone. Thousands have lost jobs in construction and other sectors that were heavily dependent on them in boom times. Now unable to send enough money back home,growing numbers rely on the informal economy to get by, according to Steven Tobin, Senior Economist at the International Institute for Labour Studies.
10 July 2012
An ILO report warns that millions of jobs could be lost in the Eurozone. Unemployment in the single-currency area could reach almost 22 million over the next four years, according to the "Eurozone jobs crisis: trends and policy responses". ILO TV interviewed Vincenzo Spiezia, Senior Economist at ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies, which authored the report.
28 June 2012
Fuelled by the economic crisis, budget deficits have plunged the public sector in Europe into an unprecedented wave of ‘adjustments’, leading to significant cuts in expenditure, jobs and wages. Interview with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, author of a new ILO study* on Public Sector Adjustments in Europe – Scope, Effects and Policy Issues
25 June 2012
The UN Regional Information Centre interviewed Guy Ryder, Director-General Elect of the International Labour Organization (ILO), about the next priorities of the ILO. Guy Ryder stressed the urgent need for the Organization to play its role in constructing effective responses to the current jobs crisis, and to ensure that the social protection floor become a real vehicle for providing people with the most basic protection in their work lives.
25 June 2012
"The ILO and the EU have an essential partnership", says Guy Ryder in an interview with the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels. Emphasizing the historical aspects of the cooperation of the ILO and the EU, he also considers tomorrow's challenges for both the ILO and the EU. "We will have to work together to find answers to questions at the practical level, like the youth employment crisis that is hitting Europe particularly hard", Ryder says. "Tackling these issues can be done at EU-wide and at national levels", he concludes.
18 June 2012
An interview with Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department, and Head of the Green Jobs Programme