Public Service Announcements

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.

January 2015

  1. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!

December 2014

  1. Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Louganis marks World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014

    Olympic diver Greg Louganis shows his support for the ILO's work to end HIV-related discrimination in the workplace and to promote early testing and treatment. In his message for World AIDS Day 2014, Louganis shares his own personal story on living with HIV. “Thanks to the early treatment, HIV has not affected my zest for life, and my passion for sports,” he says.

  2. Zimbabwe: Fighting for her life and her job

    01 December 2014

    Forced to reveal her HIV status at work, Gloria’s story – as told by actress Ratidzo Mambo - is one of courage. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

  3. India: I chose to live

    01 December 2014

    Actress Kavi Ladnier shares the story of Seema who only learned about the importance of early HIV testing when her son became gravely ill. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

  4. Jordan – A new life alone

    01 December 2014

    Actor Junes Zahdi introduces Khaled who stands to lose the only place he’s ever called home because of his HIV status. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

October 2014

  1. It's now time to ratify the newly adopted ILO Forced Labour Protocol

    17 October 2014

    The new legally-binding ILO Protocol on Forced Labour aims to strengthen global efforts towards combating forced labour, trafficking and slavery-like practices. Governments now have the opportunity to ratify the Protocol and integrate new measures at the national and regional levels to combat this crime.

June 2014

  1. Nico & Vinz join the ILO's Red Card to Child Labour Campaign

    10 June 2014

    Norwegian singing/songwriting duo, Nico & Vinz, support the ILO's Red Card to Child Labour Campaign, to help raise awareness of the 168 million children who are currently in child labour all over the world.

March 2014

  1. The Ability Factor: Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense

    14 March 2014

    People with disabilities are the world's largest minority group (1 billion people — 15% of the world's population; of which 785 million are of working age). They face many barriers to employment, including physical, information and attitudinal barriers. Stereotypes and misconceptions prevent them from accessing jobs because these often focus on their disability instead of ability, when in fact they can and do work. This short video aims to raise awareness about the benefits of employing people with disabilities.

February 2014

  1. Lured by a job, trapped in forced labour

    10 February 2014

    In search of a job to support his family, a man accepts an offer from a recruiter and signs a contract for what looks like a good job with decent wages. Once at destination, the reality is very different.