ILO's Director-General: In the media

February 2016

  1. UN Radio

    New youth jobs initiative to make difference "on the ground"

    01 February 2016

    Agencies from across the United Nations system have joined together through the 'Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth' to address the nearly 74 million unemployed youth around the world. UN Radio spoke to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and asked him how the plan differs from previous initiatives.

  2. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Guy Ryder talks youth unemployment with Richard Quest

    01 February 2016

    40% of young people around the world don't work or work but are still stuck in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says growing economies remains the key to tackling youth unemployment.

January 2016

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    Huffington post

    3 Ways We Can Tackle Youth Employment

    19 January 2016

October 2015

  1. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Guy Ryder talks migration with Richard Quest

    09 October 2015

    The migration crisis in Europe highlights the challenge of integrating refugees into host countries. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO says integrating migrants into the labour force will be key to creating a win-win situation for countries and migrants alike.

July 2015

  1. CNBC Europe

    Creditors need to focus on growth in Greece, says ILO Head

    03 July 2015

    Creditors need to focus on growth in Greece, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told CNBC Europe. He added that there needs to be a proper conversation with the private sector, which is fundamental to the future of the country.

April 2015

  1. Al Jazeera America

    Rethinking the employer-worker relationship

    02 April 2015

    The digital, on-demand economy has meant consumers can obtain all kinds of services, from across the world. As people connect directly with freelancers, there are implications for the traditional employer-worker contract that provides a guaranteed income and other social benefits. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder spoke to Al Jazeera America about the evolving employer-employee relationship.

January 2015

  1. BBC World Business Report

    Action needed to tackle global unemployment, says ILO Head

    20 January 2015

    Three million more people will join the ranks of the unemployed in 2015, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told the BBC. The global economy isn't growing fast enough, he said, to create the jobs that we need. The BBC reports on new ILO figures from the flagship report: "The World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2015", which shows that more than 212 million people will be out of work by 2019, up from the current 201 million.

September 2014

  1. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Get jobs back to centre of agenda, says ILO chief

    22 September 2014

    Governments should put jobs at the centre of the policy agenda, said the ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder in an interview with CNN's Richard Quest. This includes putting in place active labour market policies, getting investment moving again, focusing on education, and finding greater consensus to tackle workplace disputes that affect jobs. The Director-General is attending the UN General Assembly and participating in several high level events about climate change, indigenous peoples and an ILO-Ford Foundation event on employment and Decent Work.

July 2014

  1. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    Inequality a drag on economic growth

    07 July 2014

    ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder discussed income inequality with CNN's Richard Quest, noting how the share of national income that goes to workers globally has gone down by 20 percentage points aggravated by tax policies that lead to less well off people paying more. Ryder praised those governments who are introducing minimum wages and called for businesses to raise salaries in order to keep business alive.

April 2014

  1. CNN's "Quest Means Business"

    A sea change in inequality

    11 April 2014

    "Inequality is not the price to pay but the obstacle in the way of economic success, according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder, and that's a sea change in the way we think about it". He spoke to Richard Quest on CNN's Quest Means Business during the 2014 IMF World Bank Spring meetings in Washington DC.