Institutional videos

November 2015

  1. Higher education no guarantee of a job

    17 November 2015

    The education level of the labour force is improving worldwide but access to a higher education is not leading to lower unemployment at the global level, says ILO economist Rosina Gammarano, a contributor to the 9th edition of the ILO’s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market” (KILM). (Closed Captions available)

  2. Exploring the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

    17 November 2015

    Looking for an easy way to access key indicators on labour markets around the world? Steve Kapsos, Chief of the ILO's Data Production and Analysis Unit, shows how to use the 9th edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) to identify the key trends and priority areas for labour market interventions. (Closed Captions available)

October 2015

  1. Bringing business together to promote disability in the workplace

    28 October 2015

    Recruiting people with disabilities into the workplace and retaining those who become disabled while employed is good for business and good for employees. The ILO Global Business and Disability Network supports companies to promote good practices and create more inclusive workplaces. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Highlights of the Youth Employment Trends

    14 October 2015

    The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report.

  3. The World of Work Today

    07 October 2015

    "Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.

September 2015

  1. What is Decent Work?

    26 September 2015

    The importance of decent work in achieving the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals is highlighted by Goal 8 which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

  2. Decent Work in the Sustainable Development Goals

    17 September 2015

    The Sustainable Development Goals set targets for the next fifteen years. As the process of achieving the 17 Goals gains momentum, putting decent work and strengthening social protection are crucial to achieving global prosperity. Decent work transforms societies for the better, driving development that is more equitable, inclusive and sustainable.

June 2015

  1. Behind the scenes: The making of the Pharrell Williams’ video address on green jobs

    29 June 2015

    International music sensation Pharrell Williams, in a video address to the ILO's World of Work Summit, called on the international community to tackle climate change and ensure young people and the planet have a sustainable future. Here’s the making of the video.

  2. ILO World of Work Summit tackles climate change

    11 June 2015

    Around the world, the effects of climate change are affecting people's lives and livelihoods. Climate change is not only an environmental problem, it's also a social problem. The ILO World of Work Summit sees tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth.

April 2015

  1. A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

    24 April 2015

    Workers who were victims of Rana Plaza were uninsured and intensive efforts to compensate them had to be made after the fact. The ILO says the accident is a wake-up call to establish national employment injury insurance so all workers are protected when accidents happen.