Video interviews

April 2016

  1. Manage psychosocial risks to prevent work-related stress

    27 April 2016

    Stress at work is not an inevitability. Causes of work-related stress such as excessive job demands, lack of control over work and work-life balance, need to be incorporated into a risk management process and treated like any other workplace risks to protect workers’ health and wellbeing says Valentina Forastieri, Senior specialist on Occupational Health at the ILO.

  2. ILO Director-General highlights the important link between evaluation and the SDGs

    26 April 2016

    In his address to the annual United Nations Evaluation Group’s (UNEG) meeting that was co-hosted by ILO EVAL from April 25-29 in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, explains the significant contribution that evaluation will have to make to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how the provision of evaluative evidence will guide the ILO to realize SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

January 2016

  1. WESO 2016: Our World Today

    20 January 2016

    The weak growth of 2015, coupled with slowdowns in major economies, spells trouble for the world of work in over the next few years. ILO researchers Veronica Escudero and Sameer Khatiwada lay out the challenges world economies will face by 2017. (Closed Captions available)

  2. WESO 2016: Our World Tomorrow

    20 January 2016

    The world of work faces significant challenges in the coming decade, with technological shifts, population aging and struggling economies changing the way we work. ILO researchers Sameer Khatiwada and Veronica Escudero lay out the future trends of 2016 and beyond. (Closed Captions available)

December 2015

  1. ILO Director-General calls on governments to take action to end modern slavery

    02 December 2015

    In a statement to mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on 2 December, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, calls on governments to ratify the ILO's Forced Labour Protocol to make a real change in the lives of the 21 million people worldwide who are trapped in modern slavery.

November 2015

  1. KILM and the Sustainable Development Goals

    17 November 2015

    Rafael Diez de Medina, the Director of the ILO's Department of Statistics, explains the importance of indicators for the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and the role that the ILO's Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) will play in creating effective policy measures. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

    05 November 2015

    Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale up infrastructure in rural areas and to boost the potential of the agricultural sector as the primary employer of youth in Africa.

September 2015

  1. Take it from an astronaut: Planning for failure is the key to success

    03 September 2015

    Famed astronaut, author and singer Chris Hadfield speaks to “Talking Youth” about the importance of planning and preparing. He discusses lifelong learning and shares his advice for young people who are in transition from school to work.

August 2015

  1. Making water work for all

    24 August 2015

    Professor Jayati Ghosh of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, explains how recognizing and formalizing work in water benefits workers and improves economic growth.

July 2015

  1. Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

    "21 million of the most vulnerable workers have been tricked and trapped into forced labour. We cannot stop until we get every single one of them out of forced labour and into Decent Work," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a joint message by the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015. (Closed Captions available)