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. 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.

  3. A green initiative brightens Bangladesh

    02 July 2012

    70% of all families living in Bangladesh’s countryside are not connected to the national electricity grid; the power lines either haven’t reached their villages or the cost of connection is too high for them. But now, with help from the ILO and Australia, and encouraged by the central government some villagers can get low cost solar power as an alternative energy source. And new skills are required to bring solar power to Bangladesh’s villages, which is creating the demand for “green jobs” to get the job done.

  4. Breaking the barriers

    29 June 2012

    This video documents the inclusion of people with disabilities in skills training programmes supported by the ILO through the TVET Reform Project in Bangladesh.

  5. RIO+20: On the scene with the ILO

    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

  6. G20 Los Cabos: First Impressions from an ILO perspective

    18 June 2012

    ILO's Stephen Pursey sets the scene at the G20 Leaders Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico where ILO Director General Juan Somavia will present a joint report along with the heads of the OECD, IMF and World Bank on "Boosting Jobs and Living Standards in G20 countries".

  7. The International Labour Conference launches a new Call for Action to tackle the Youth Employment Crisis

    14 June 2012

    The unprecedented youth employment crisis, aggravated by the global financial crisis, has created a renewed sense of urgency for action. The newly adopted resolution by the ILO annual Conference 'The youth employment crisis : A call for action' proposes vigorous action around a menu of policy options to respond to the challenges faced by young people today around the world.
    Watch highlights from the ILC session in which the resolution was adopted and interviews with Emalene Marcus-Burnett (Rapporteur of the 2012 International Labour Conference Committee on Youth Employment) and Azita Berar-Awad (Director of the ILO Employment Policy Department).

  8. ILO Head: "New Jobs and Environment Protection, We Can Do Both"

    31 May 2012

    According to a report issued by the ILO along with the Green Jobs Initiative, up to 60 million jobs over the next two decades could be achieved by moving to a greener economy. "There can be substantial net gains in employment, social inclusion and poverty reduction through an integrated approach to economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development", declared ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, today in Geneva.

  9. German green initiatives lead worldwide sustainability

    31 May 2012

    The German city of Freiburg is leading the way to more jobs and a greener economy through sustainable initiatives to its construction industry. A recent report jointly issued by the ILO and UNEP, says similar practices adopted worldwide could generate millions of jobs , lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty and reduce greenhouse emissions.

  10. Youth Employment Forum: "A Great Setting to Share Great Stories"

    24 May 2012

    Discussions to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship in the face of a global jobs crisis continued at the Youth Employment Forum. Watch more video highlights!

  11. Lost in transition? Averting a jobless generation

    24 May 2012

    They've been called Generation U for unemployed and the jobless generation, but is their future really that grim? Young people debate their problems and prospects with journalists and experts during the ILO Youth Employment Forum.

  12. Youth Employment Forum Kicks Off: "We need action!"

    23 May 2012

    The ILO inaugurated the Youth Employment Forum which brought together more than 100 young people from around the world for a wide-ranging discussion on how to best tackle the youth employment crisis. Watch the video highlights of the first day.

  13. The Drive to Reduce Drop Outs - ILO TV reports from the Netherlands

    22 May 2012

  14. Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012: video highlights of the press conference

    21 May 2012

    José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, warns that the situation that young people face in the labour market has not improved and it is not likely to ease anytime soon. Medium term projections up to 2016 suggest little improvement in youth labour markets.

  15. Jobs for youth: lost for years to come

    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. Juan Somavia says social protection will be indispensable in moving towards models of growth

    09 May 2012

  17. Juan Somavia discusses a new phase of the global crisis that could threaten recovery

    09 May 2012

  18. Youth unemployment crisis stuck until at least 2016, predicts the ILO

    27 April 2012

    ILO's Theodor Sparreboom, Senior Economist, presents the current youth unemployment rates, which at a global level, are stuck at 12,7%. The situation is worsening, especially in developed economies, where the average rate has not returned to pre-crisis levels. The ILO Global Employment Trends for Youth Report 2012 also warns of the dramatic deterioration of the labour situation for young people, who increaingly are employed in part-time and temporary jobs, as they have no other alternatives.

  19. Youth Employment in Tunisia

    25 April 2012

  20. Spanish youth: Facing the job crisis

    25 April 2012

    The global jobs crisis is hitting the younger generation hard. According to the ILO, worldwide over 75 million young people are out of work and the problem is especially acute in countries like Spain that have been hard hit by the Euro crisis.