ILO's Director-General: In the media

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:

May 2011

  1. Al Jazeera

    Dismissed Workers in Bahrain: Al Jazeera Interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder

    16 May 2011

    Al Jazeera interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder about the dismissal of workers following pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and the ILO's efforts to promote dialogue between the country's trade unionists, employers and the government to address the issue. Guy Ryder is the Executive Director for Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, at the ILO.