ILO's Director-General: In the media

January 2013

  1. World Radio Switzerland

    Rising unemployment trends are back, says ILO

    22 January 2013

    There are 197 million unemployed across the world and nearly 40 million people have given up searching for work. And the under-25 age group is the hardest hit in Europe and across the globe. The ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder talks to Tony Ganzer of Swiss radio's English service WRS, about these employment trends and how to get people back to work.

  2. BBC Business Report

    Unemployment set to rise again, warns ILO Director-General

    22 January 2013

    The worst of the financial crisis is not yet behind us and global unemployment is still rising, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a press conference for the ILO's Global Employments Trends 2013. The BBC cites report estimates that 5.1 million more people will become unemployed in 2013, and a further 3 million in 2014. The report also warns of an alarming skills mismatch affecting most countries, where employers can't find workers with the necessary skills.

  3. Bangkok Post

    Force for labour

    08 January 2013

    During his visit to Thailand, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talked to the Bangkok Post about Thailand’s 300 baht minimum wage, migrant workers’ rights and what motivated him during his career and campaign to lead the ILO.

December 2012

  1. CNBC World Wide Exchange

    ILO Chief: US needs 10 million new jobs to get to pre-crisis levels

    10 December 2012

    In the US, three million jobs are needed just to replace the pre-crisis loss, and additional seven million will be needed to absorb the people coming into the job market, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in a special CNBC World Wide Exchange. Such ambition is required to go along with a better job creation, added the ILO Chief concluding that we will see quite a lot of employment relocation, especially in the manufacturing sector and that countries like the US need to be ready to exploit new opportunities as they arise.

  2. NBC

    Wage growth still far below pre-crisis level, warns the ILO

    07 December 2012

    The continuing crisis is having a negative impact in the labour market in a number of ways, and particularly on the evolution of wages according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2012-13. US television network NBC reports that wages grew at a lower pace than labour productivity over a decade in the majority of countries for which data are available.

  3. BBC World Business Report

    Falling labour share cause for concern, says ILO

    07 December 2012

    BBC World Business Report discusses the rebalancing of economic power between developed and developing nations and whether workers are getting a fair share of the profits as productivity rises in the global economy.

October 2012

  1. CNN

    ILO Head says G20 must act now to support demand that creates employment

    11 October 2012

    The situation in global economic conditions has deteriorated to such a degree that G20 countries should urgently make good on the commitments they made in Los Cabos to support demand to create employment, according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder. In an interview with John Defterios of CNN's Global Exchange, he went on to say that whatever differences prevent the financial system from delivering for the real economy, they have to be ironed out pretty quickly lest 3 million more jobs are lost worldwide.

  2. The Times

    ‘Toxic’ reforms won’t work, says new labour chief

    03 October 2012

    The new chief of the International Labour Organisation has warned that governments in Southern European are pursuing “toxic” reform programmes that are propelling them along a “straight line towards further economic contraction”.

September 2012

  1. The Financial Times

    'Youth jobless rate to rise, says ILO'

    04 September 2012

    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. Global youth unemployment is set to rise over the next five years as the impact of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, the International Labour Organisation has warned.

June 2012

  1. World Radio Switzerland

    New ILO head on jobless youth: 'They need answers'

    01 June 2012

    Austerity is gripping Europe—unemployment is at record levels and the battle between government and the worker has never been fiercer. Not the best time to be taking over leadership of the International Labour Organization—the UN’s agency to oversee global labour standards. But it’s the task Guy Ryder has taken on after being elected as the ILO’s new director general at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week. WRS’s Dave Goodman talks to him about the challenges: