Videos

2012

  1. Youth Employment Discussion

    17 April 2012

    ASEAN TV broadcast a discussion on youth employment issues as part of the ILO's Youth Employment Month events and to curtain-raise the Thai national youth employment event at Chulalongkorn University.

  2. An interview with ILO's Craig Churchill on the expansion of Microinsurance coverage

    10 April 2012

    Access to microinsurance services has increased to the point where nearly 500 million low-income people have access today. ILO TV interviews Craig Churchill, Team Leader of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and Chair of the Microinsurance Network about the "Microinsurance Compendium, Protecting the Poor", co-published by the ILO and the Munich Re Foundation. Mr. Churchill describes why microinsurance plays a key role for low-income people to help them cope with risks and large losses. He also explains the reason for its success in Asia.

  3. Video Highlights of Global Youth Consultations

    30 March 2012

    The ILO organized a series of National Events on Youth Employment to hear young people's views on the alarming situation in youth employment. This collection of videos represents a selection of highlights from the 46 countries that held events in March and April 2012.
    The conversation has already started on social media networks where young people from across the world are sharing their views on the ILO's Facebook and Twitter platforms: www.facebook.com/youth.ilo and www.twitter.com/ilonews

  4. Facts and Figures on Global Employment - An Interview with ILO's Steven Kapsos

    24 January 2012

    One out of every three workers around the world can either be classified as unemployed or poor, according to the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report. ILO TV interviews Steven Kapsos, a labour economist at the ILO, about the facts and figures describing the global and regional employment picture.

  5. The Employment Challenge in 2012 - An Interview with ILO's Ekkehard Ernst

    24 January 2012

    ILO TV interviews Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO Employment Trends Unit, about global employment trends for 2012. He outlines three scenarios, projecting what the global employment situation could be like if economic growth estimates hold true, if they decline, and if there is an improvement.

  6. North Africa Employment Trends 2012 - An Interview with Dorothea Schmidt

    24 January 2012

    ILO TV interviews Dorothea Schmidt, a Senior ILO Employment Specialist based in Cairo, about rising unemployment across North Africa and the impact it is having in particular on young people and women. Based on findings from the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report, she also discusses the lack of productive growth in North Africa and the need for further development of labour market institutions such as public employment services. Despite short-term negative effects on North African economies, Ms. Schmidt describes the ILO's hope that the Arab Spring of 2011 will have a positive impact on labour markets in the long-term.

  7. BBC: ILO Employment Report More Pessimistic Than Last Year

    24 January 2012

    BBC TV World Business Report interviews ILO Employment Specialist Kee Beom Kim in Bangkok to discuss the employment figures released in the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report and explain what can be done to help boost job creation in the year to come.

  8. BBC: Jobs Crisis Continues Unabated

    24 January 2012

    BBC TV World Business Report interviews ILO Economist Steven Kapsos about "astonishing" numbers published in the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report, including the need for 600 million jobs to be created over the next ten years, and the fact that over 900 million workers are living below the two dollar a day poverty line.

  9. BBC Reports on "Worrying Jobs Challenge"

    24 January 2012

    Citing global employment figures and the possibility of a "jobless generation", BBC TV World Business Report interviews Moazam Mahmood, Director of the ILO's Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department.

  10. Press Conference Coverage: Global Employment Trends 2012

    23 January 2012

    At a press conference to launch the Global Employment Trends 2012 report, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Executive-Director of the Employment Sector, spoke about a global employment challenge to create 600 million jobs over the next decade.

  11. Press Conference Coverage: Global Employment Trends 2012

    23 January 2012

    At a press conference to launch the Global Employment Trends 2012 report, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Executive-Director of the Employment Sector, spoke about a global employment challenge to create 600 million jobs over the next decade.

  12. Global Employment Trends 2012

    23 January 2012

    Three years after the global economic crisis devastated markets, wiped out savings, ruined businesses and disrupted the lives of billions of working people, the International Labour Organization’s annual report on global employment has concluded that the deep consequences of the crisis are continuing into 2012. The report also calls for a global response to create hundreds of millions of new, productive jobs in the next ten years.

2011

  1. BBC World News Reports on Global Youth Unemployment

    12 December 2011

    A recent BBC World Service survey pointed to unemployment as the world's fastest-rising concern. The ILO's Executive Director of Employment, José Manuel Salazar, was interviewed at the start of BBC World TV's week-long focus on the issue of global youth unemployment. He explained why young people are disproportionately hit by unemployment and the social consequences for young people's long-term work prospects.

  2. EU/ILO Join Forces on Unemployment and Creating a Greener Economy

    15 November 2011

    ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, and the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor are key participants in the global debate on unemployment and the green economy. Highlighting the strong partnership between the two organizations, they present two jointly produced reports that examine these issues and the approaches that are central to ensuring a fair and sustainable recovery process.

  3. Video Highlights of the 12th African Regional Meeting

    14 October 2011

  4. 12th African Regional Meeting: Video Highlights of the Special Debate "Promoting employment and Decent Work for youth: A joint AU/ECA/AfDB/ILO initiative" - 12 October 2011

    12 October 2011

  5. 12th African Regional Meeting: Video Highlights of the Special Debate "Efficient growth, employment and decent work in Africa: Time for a new vision" - 11 October 2011

    11 October 2011

  6. 12th African Regional Meeting: Video Highlights of Business Africa Launch - 11 October 2011

    11 October 2011

  7. 12th African Regional Meeting: Video Highlights of the Official Opening Ceremony - 11 October 2011

    11 October 2011

  8. Conference Video: Globalization and Labour Market Outcomes

    01 September 2011

    Policy makers at both the national and international level are increasingly looking for new strategies to promote more and better employment outcomes in a globalizing world. At a workshop at the ILO in June 2011, leading academics gathered to discuss latest findings on the relationship between globalization and labour markets and their impact for policy design. In this video, participating academics including Elhanan Helpman (Harvard), David Autor (MIT), and Margaret McMillan (Tufts U and IFPRI), briefly summarize their work and explain its policy implications.The workshop was sponsored jointly by ILO, World Bank, CESifo, and EFIGE.