08 November 2013
With a loss of one in seven jobs in Portugal since the crisis began, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told Portuguese broadcaster RTP it was time to take a longer-term perspective on fiscal deficit reduction, invest in areas to maintain and create jobs, get credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises and make youth guarantee schemes available. One of Portugal's greatest assets, Guy Ryder said, is its tradition of strong social dialogue. Bringing together government, workers and employers to find solutions needs to be taken advantage of, he said, to help bring about a change in the country's direction.
14 June 2013
Ahead of the European Council meeting, European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, addresses the International Labour Conference and says that the ILO has a key role to play in helping to address the challenges that Europe faces.
09 April 2013
Unemployment in Europe has reached historic levels and there is growing concern that the jobs crisis is so deep it will have a profound impact on the region's ability to recover.
08 April 2013
Austerity measures have not addressed the root causes of the crisis nor have they brought down unemployment, according to a snapshot of EU countries based on an upcoming ILO report on the state of global labour markets.
04 April 2013
The ILO will cooperate with the European Commission in tackling the employment crisis facing young people, including through youth guarantee schemes.
11 January 2013
Failing to act on the youth jobs crisis would sow the seeds of social unrest and destroy hopes for sustainable growth. That is a cost the world cannot afford, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said at a conference on youth employment in Budapest.
18 September 2012
"We have to get growth and jobs, which are so badly missing today, back on the international policy agenda" says Guy Ryder in an interview with Euronews on the occasion of the September 2012 employment conference of the European Commission. The ILO Director General Elect calls for universal youth guarantees to tackle the youth employment crisis.
21 May 2012
Gains in employment rates for young people have been wiped out by the economic crisis. According to the ILO's Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012, it may take 4-5 years before jobs rebound. In the meantime, many of the 75 million unemployed young people will completely give up looking for work. ILO TV reports from Athens, Greece
16 March 2012
On 16 March 2012, the ILO and the EESC co-organised a Consultation in Brussels, titled Decent Work for Youth – the EU Dimension. This event took place in the run-up to the ILO's 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC), where a discussion on Youth Employment will be held. The ILO is organizing 45 national and regional ILO consultations on youth employment around the world in March 2012. The results of the Brussels Consultation will be used as an input for the June 2012 International Labour Conference, and for the ILO Youth Employment forum taking place on 23-25 May 2012.