Video interviews

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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. How to tackle labour migration and promote gender equality

    03 June 2016

    Most international migration today is related to seeking employment. The number of female migrant workers is on the rise. Effective labour migration governance requires innovative skills development programs and gender equality for social transformation, says Mildred Oliphant, South Africa's Minister of Labour and President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference. #ILC2016.

  5. Decent Work and Sustainable Development in Cameroon

    02 June 2016

    A collective UN system response to national priorities focussed on employment and social protection helps advance the goal of social justice through decent work says Najat Rochdi, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP representative in Cameroon.

May 2016

  1. How social investments can help sustainable development

    31 May 2016

    Globalization has intensified in all parts of the world. There is a need to focus on social investments to ensure a better future for the world of work, says Iain Begg, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a special guest at the Committee for the Social Justice Declaration during the ILO’s 105th International Labour Conference #ILC2016.

  2. Upping the quality of employment in global supply chains

    25 May 2016

    Alette Van Leur, Director of the Sectoral Policies Department at the ILO, introduces the work of the 'Committee on decent work in global supply chains' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  3. Crisis response through jobs and employment

    25 May 2016

    Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Coordinator of the ILO’s Fragile States and Disaster Response Group introduces the work of the 'Committee on employment and decent work for the transition to peace' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  4. What more can be done to achieve social justice?

    25 May 2016

    Marva Corley-Coulibaly, Chief of the Globalization, Competitiveness and Labour Standards Unit of the ILO's Research Department, introduces the work of the 'Committee for the Social Justice Declaration' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  5. Labour standards in action: Migration under the lens

    23 May 2016

    Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO, introduces the work of the 'Committee on the Application of Standards' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)