Video interviews

June 2015

  1. Pharrell Williams calls for green, decent jobs to be put centre stage

    11 June 2015

    Award-winning musician, Pharrell Williams, has called on governments, employers and workers to ensure that green, decent jobs are at the top of the agenda when the world meet at the climate change conference at the end of the year.

  2. UNFCCC Message to the World of Work Summit

    11 June 2015

    Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres, wishes attendees of the ILO's World of Work Summit success as they discuss how to open up labour opportunities in our global response to the climate challenge.

  3. Getting it right for small and medium-sized enterprises

    02 June 2015

    How to support small and medium-sized enterprises through government policies is a focus of debate at this year's International Labour Conference.

May 2015

  1. Global wage gap puts the brakes on the global economy

    21 May 2015

    An estimated $1.2 trillion has been lost in annual wages due to the 61 million jobs gap that has opened up since the crisis.

  2. The policy response to the diversification of jobs

    19 May 2015

    The ILO's Raymond Torres looks at how countries can improve the situation of those working in non-standard forms of employment in the new, annual ILO flagship report: The World Employment and Social Outlook - The changing nature of jobs. (Closed Captions available)

  3. Trends on the changing nature of jobs

    19 May 2015

    The ILO's Raymond Torres explains how jobs while becoming more diversified are at the same time becoming less secure. The ILO's flagship report: The World Employment and Social Outlook - examines the changing nature of jobs in terms of the employment relationship between workers and enterprises. (Closed Captions available)

  4. Introducing the ILO WESO Report: "The Changing Nature of Jobs"

    11 May 2015

    Raymond Torres, Head of the ILO Research department, introduces the new annual flagship report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2015: The Changing Nature of Jobs”.

March 2015

  1. ILO must be "fit for purpose" to support post-2015 development goals

    23 March 2015

    UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed discusses the emerging post-2015 development agenda and the prominent role the Decent Work Agenda is taking on. She stressed the importance of individual members of the UN family being "fit for purpose" in supporting an integrated approach to sustainable development. Ms Mohammed was at the ILO attending a High-Level Segment of the ILO Governing Body.

February 2015

  1. Why youth employment matters beyond 2015

    02 February 2015

    As the UN's Economic and Social Council holds a meeting on "Uniting for youth beyond 2015", the head of the ILO office for the United Nations, Jane Stewart, explains why youth employment should be at the top of the new development framework being discussed by governments in New York.

January 2015

  1. Profound changes in job markets

    20 January 2015

    Christian Viegelahn, Economist in the ILO Research Department, discusses the profound changes taking place in the job market, from the types of skills needed, to work being replaced by machines. These employment trends are explored in the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)