News

March 2012

  1. Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now or pay more in the future, says UN report

    23 March 2012

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future. These were some of the findings from a new UN report “From Transition to Transformation”, launched in Istanbul, Turkey at the first Global Human Development Forum.

  2. Global Youth Consultations

    The ILO held events in more than 40 countries around the world from March to May 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

  3. Youth Employment Forum

    As youth unemployment reaches unprecedented levels in many countries, the ILO is to hold a Global Youth Employment Forum to address the challenges young people face in the labour market. A hundred young men and women (aged 18-29), from all regions of the world will share their experiences and views on the current employment situation and discuss practical examples of successful initiatives which have led to the promotion of decent work for youth.

  4. Unleashing the Potential for Rural Development through Decent Work - Building on the ILO Rural Work Legacy 1970s - 2011

    16 March 2012

    Stocktaking of the approaches, tools, work methods, achievements and lessons learned.

  5. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    08 March 2012

    Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 years? Struggling to find a job or working under poor conditions? Want things to change? Make a video expressing your views and get a chance to present it at the Youth Employment Forum in Geneva.

  6. ILO holds global consultation of young people on youth jobs crisis

    02 March 2012

    The ILO is holding events in 46 countries around the world throughout March and April to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

February 2012

  1. ILO warns youth job crisis threatens social cohesion, calls for more and better jobs for youth

    27 February 2012

    Addressing a special event organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, the head of the ILO Employment Sector, José-Manuel Salazar, has warned of the risks of a lost generation due to a growing youth employment crisis, and called for new and stronger partnerships to create more and better jobs for young people.

January 2012

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.