Events coverage

September 2016

  1. ILO at work

    24 September 2016

    This video introduces the work of the International Labour Organization. The ILO is the only tripartite United Nations agency. It brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 Member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes to promote decent work for all women and men.

  2. Refugee crisis and access to labour markets must be a shared responsibility, says ILO

    20 September 2016

    It is not possible to expect those developing countries - which by the accident of geographical proximity are bearing at the moment most of the responsibility - to deal with the refugee crisis on their own, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder to the BBC. The UN General Assembly hosted a high-level summit on September 19 to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

  3. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    06 September 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. In order to understand and to respond effectively to these new challenges the International Labour Organization has launched a "Future of Work initiative" in order to be able to advance its mandate for social justice. The unit in charge of the Future of Work initiative seeks to involve the ILO's tripartite constituency fully and universally, but also to reach beyond them to the academic world and to all other relevant and interested actors. (Closed Captions available) Learn more at:

  4. Youth employment: Working poverty and the gender gap

    01 September 2016

    Work prospects for many young people still keep them in poverty, and if you are a young woman your chances of finding a quality job are even less likely.   Authors of the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook “Trends for Youth” report, Santo Milasi and Sheena Yoon explain. (Closed Captions available)

August 2016

  1. Growing youth employment a concern for societies worldwide

    25 August 2016

    The ILO’s Steven Tobin explores the findings of the “World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends for Youth” ILO report with the BBC.

  2. Report in short: Youth employment in 2016

    25 August 2016

    With youth unemployment again on the rise, authors of the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook “Trends for Youth” report, Steven Tobin and Stefan Kuehn look at how young people are doing in the world of work and what their prospects are for the future.

  3. Youth unemployment on the rise again, says ILO

    25 August 2016

    A slow-down in some of the major emerging economies is contributing to a renewed rise in youth unemployment with 71 million out of a job worldwide, says the ILO's Steven Tobin in an interview with the BBC.

  4. Musician, Lindiwe Bungane, talks about her involvement with the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign

    17 August 2016

    Zambian singer and actress, Lindiwe Bungane, has voiced the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery, as part of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. In this video interview, she explains her personal involvement with the fight against forced labour.

  5. Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga

    12 August 2016

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people in Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 young people have benefited from apprenticeships, and professional and entrepreneurship training to support their integration into the workforce. (Closed Captions available)

  6. Zambian musician Lindiwe Bungane gives voice to victim of modern slavery

    11 August 2016

    Zambian musician, Lindiwe Bungane, tells the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery. This video has been produced in support of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign.