Video interviews

August 2016

  1. Musician, Lindiwe Bungane, talks about her involvement with the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign

    17 August 2016

    Zambian singer and actress, Lindiwe Bungane, has voiced the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery, as part of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. In this video interview, she explains her personal involvement with the fight against forced labour.

July 2016

  1. Social partner’s decisive role in design and implementation of labour provisions in trade agreements

    18 July 2016

    There is a tendency to establish mechanisms to inform and consult the wider public, including worker and employer organizations, but more still needs to be done to put these mechanisms into practice says Rafael Peels, a Research Officer in the ILO's Research Department.

  2. Labour provisions in trade agreements do not harm business and ease labour market access

    18 July 2016

    Marva Corley, ILO Senior Economist and lead author of the new ILO Growth with Equity report entitled “Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements”, says that labour provisions can also help with non-discrimination in the workplace and encourage more women to join the labour force.

  3. Why gender matters in climate change financing

    06 July 2016

    When it comes to financing climate mitigation and adaption, gender must be a central consideration. Mariama Williams, Senior Programme Officer, Global Governance for Development Programme at the South Centre explains why.

June 2016

  1. An urgent policy reorientation for Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    To tackle unemployment, informality and low productivity growth, a policy reorientation is needed in Latin America and the Caribbean. ILO economists Clemente Pignatti and Verónica Escudero discuss the potential opportunities that can be leveraged from active labour market policies in the region.

  2. What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    Active labour market policies can address persistent and unresolved structural issues in the region. To sustain productive employment and create quality jobs, “what works” in Latin America and the Caribbean is to increase emphasis on active labour market policies. ILO economists Verónica Escudero and Elva López Mourelo discuss the main findings of the ILO report “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

  3. Malaysia first ASEAN country to ratify ILO Minimum Wage Convention No.131

    14 June 2016

    Richard Riot, Minister of Human Resources in Malaysia, expresses his country's pride at having ratified the ILO's Minimum Wage Fixing Convention No. 131.

  4. Tripartism in action: Advancing Social Justice through Decent Work

    14 June 2016

    ILO News interviews the chair and vice-chairs of the Committee on the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The committee adopted a resolution at the 105th International Labour Conference, which calls for concrete action to achieve the full potential of the ILO's Social Justice Declaration and the integration of decent work into national sustainable development strategies.

  5. Fragile States – Working their way back to resilience and peace

    10 June 2016

    Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries where they face violence or “fragile” situations on a daily basis. Another 200 million people cope with the slow or sudden onset of disasters. How does work help people transition from fragility to security, peace and resilience? The ILO's Karen Naets-Sekiguchi discusses with Azita Berar-Awad from the Employment Policy Department of the ILO, and Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa.

  6. Keeping the promise of decent work for youth

    09 June 2016

    Young people can be a catalyst for progress on the 2030 Agenda and economic growth. Yet 73 million youth are unemployed and millions more are in low quality and informal work. The ILO's Adam Bowers talks with youth employment experts on how to increase decent work opportunities for young people.