Events coverage

June 2015

  1. International Labour Conference closes with Future of Work Initiative

    13 June 2015

    Addressing delegates at the 104th International Labour Conference, he also outlined an agenda that includes a proposed international labour standard on the transition from the informal to formal economy. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Informal economy labour standard provides road map to developing countries

    12 June 2015

    Speaking at the International Labour Conference, the chairpersons of the Committee on the Transition from the Informal to Formal Economies discuss the implications of the new labour standard.

  3. First international labour standard to address entire informal economy

    12 June 2015

    "It's a really historic recommendation because it's the first international labour standard to address the informal economy in its entirety," says Azita Berar Awad, Director of the ILO's Employment Policy Department.

  4. Adoption of labour standard an important step forward for informal workers

    12 June 2015

    “It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  5. Kailash Satyarthi unveils the 50 For Freedom Panel

    12 June 2015

    Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi unveils the 50 for Freedom signature panel in support of the global campaign to end forced labour.

  6. United against child labour

    12 June 2015

    On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2015, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi joined distinguished panelists to say "No to child labour - Yes to quality education!”

  7. Kailash Satyarthi calls on ILO constituents to help make child labour history

    11 June 2015

    Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)

  8. President of France, François Hollande addresses International Labour Conference

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honour of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande calls for universal mobilization to fight climate change and to ensure better application of international labour law. (In French with subtitles in English)

  9. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)

  10. Latvia's Ieva Jaunzeme elected President of 104th International Labour Conference

    01 June 2015

    Ms. Ieva Jaunzeme, State Secretary of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia, was elected President of the International Labour Conference, which runs from 1-13 June 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Closed Captions available)