Videos

2012

  1. Migrant workers: Hidden victims of the economic crisis

    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.

  2. 'Relaunch Public Investment to Trigger Private Investment,' says the ILO

    11 July 2012

    The public sector should relaunch investment as a way to trigger investments in the private sector, according to Vincenzo Spiezia, Senior Economist at the International Institute for Labour Studies. Speaking to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera English television network, he also urged the creation of 'Youth Guarantee Programmes' to avoid long term unemployment for young generations. Spiezia was interviewed about the findings of the report "Eurozone Jobs Crisis."

  3. 'Further austerity in the EU could increase jobs losses by 4.5mn" warns ILO

    11 July 2012

    ILO's Vincenzo Spiezia, Senior Economist at the International Institute for Labour Studies, warned the EuroZone is far from a jobs recovery. Spiezia told the BBC's evening news if firms that had retained workers in the hope of recovery start laying off employees, an additional 4.5 million jobs could be lost in the next 4 years. He urged the banking system to support investment, along with aid from governments and the European Central Bank.

  4. Jobs crisis in the EuroZone: BBC World Business Report talks to Raymond Torres

    11 July 2012

    The EuroZone could lose up to 4.5 million jobs lossin the next 4 years according to a report from the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies. Director Raymond Torres told BBC World TV's main business program that lack of access to credit for small firms is one of the major factors hampering recovery. A 'youth job guarantee' could also help tackle youth unemployment.

  5. The Job Crisis in the Eurozone

    11 July 2012

    Austerity policies designed to cut debt in the Eurozone are resulting in a steady rise in unemployment, prolonging and deepening the crisis in the single currency area, according to a report from the ILO, "Eurozone job crisis: trends and policies responses". Unemployment in the Eurozone could reach almost 22 million over the next four years, unless appropriate measures are taken to boost growth and promote job creation.

  6. Employment far from recovery in the Eurozone, warns the ILO

    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.

  7. Jobs recovery threatened by fiscal austerity

    01 May 2012

    The world needs to create 50 million jobs to return to pre-crisis employment levels, according to the ILO's World of Work 2012 report, but fiscal austerity and tough labour market reforms threaten the scenario for a true jobs recovery.

  8. BBC World TV News on the alarming level of global unemployment

    30 April 2012

    BBC News reports on the alarming global unemployment picture affecting young European workers. ILO's Raymond Torres says growth and employment strategies have helped other countries cope during the economic crisis.

  9. BBC World Business Report talks to Raymond Torres about austerity

    30 April 2012

    Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies, warns of the harmful effects of austerity measures on an already alarming employment crisis.

  10. Al Jazeera gives us the "Inside Story" on Unemployment in the Age of Austerity

    30 April 2012

    Al Jazeera focuses its "Inside Story" on the alarming situation of the global jobs market. Joining their panel of experts, ILO's Raymond Torres said that the jobs situation has been aggravated by the turn in policy towards austerity measures".

  11. CNN's "Quest Means Business" interviews Raymond Torres on the adverse effects of austerity on the job market

    30 April 2012

    ILO's Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO's Institute for International Labour Studies, told CNN's Richard Quest that austerity measures and reductions of public deficit must be accompanied by a growth strategy and an emphasis on job promotion. He also warned of the growing risk of social unrest.

  12. CNBC Europe interviews ILO's Raymond Torres on the World of Work Report 2012

    30 April 2012

    In an interview with CNBC Europe's Worldwide Exchange, the ILO's Raymond Torres, Director of the International Institute for Labour Studies, warned that "aggressive reductions in public deficits may be counterproductive" and stressed the importance of a growth and employment strategy which at the moment is completely missing.

  13. World of Work Report 2012: video highlights of the press conference

    27 April 2012

    In a press conference held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies and lead author of the World of Work Report 2012, presented key findings of the Report, which projects a grim picture for global employment.

  14. World of Work Report 2012: Interview with the authors of the report

    27 April 2012

    ILO TV interviews Marva Corley and Steven Tobin, Senior Economists at the International Institute for Labour Studies on the effect austerity measures and reduced public investment had on a deteriorated job market. In contrast, some countries implemented policies to successfully generate jobs and improve the quality of employment.

2011

  1. Leading woman academic Jayati Ghosh receives ILO Decent Work Research Prize (Video)

    11 November 2011

    At a ceremony held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, Professor Jayati Ghosh received the ILO Decent Work Research Prize. Addressing the audience Professor Ghosh called for an urgent shift in economic policy to reduce inequality and address the needs and aspirations of working people.

  2. Leading woman academic Eve C. Landau receives ILO Decent Work Research Prize (Video)

    11 November 2011

    At a ceremony held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, Professor Eve C. Landau received the ILO Decent Work Research Prize. Professor Landau discussed the important role of the ILO to further expand the scope of Decent Work through the adoption and ratification of international labour standards.

  3. BBC talks jobs crisis with Raymond Torres

    03 November 2011

    BBC News headlines the ILO World of Work report and talks to Raymond Torres about the threat of a deeper jobs crisis sparking wider social unrest.

  4. Risk of social unrest increases as deeper jobs recession looms

    31 October 2011

    Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO International Institute for Labour Studies, discusses the likelihood of a deeper global jobs recession in a grim analysis outlined in the World of Work report, issued by the ILO on the eve of the G20 leaders summit. The report projects that the global economy is on the verge of a new jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries.