Video interviews

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)

  2. Skills for Sustainable Development: Connecting Youth to Labour Market

    16 July 2015

    On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, Assistant-Director-General and Regional Director for Africa talks about how to provide skills that will enable young people to get productive employment in a changing world of work.

  3. Photojournalist Ismail Ferdous talks about his exhibition on labour issues

    10 July 2015

    The ILO hosted an exhibition by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous to highlight the issues raised during the conference Regulating for Decent Work from 8-10 July 2015. In this interview, the artist talks about his exhibition “So we Exist”, his covering of the Rana Plaza factory collapse and the role of the arts in raising the voice and visibility of workers in the shadows.

  4. Stephanie Barrientos on global supply chains

    10 July 2015

    Stephanie Barrientos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, discusses the role of the ILO and global alliances in improving working conditions in global supply chains.

  5. James Heintz on the role of global institutions

    10 July 2015

    James Heintz, University of Massachusetts, argues that multilateral institutions are still relevant when it comes to regulating decent work but may have to adapt the way in which they work and cooperate.

  6. Damian Grimshaw on the rise of precarious work

    10 July 2015

    Damian Grimshaw, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, discusses possible ways to overcome the concentration of precarious employment in specific sectors, including social dialogue between government and the social partners.

  7. Ruth Milkman on alternative labour groups

    09 July 2015

    Ruth Milkman, Professor of sociology at UCLA, United States, explores innovative approaches to a better protection of vulnerable workers.

  8. Paul Wolfson on minimum wages

    09 July 2015

    Paul Wolfson from the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA examines the impact of minimum wages on employment and inequality.