Video interviews

May 2016

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. Nigel Owens: “Only when I was happy within myself was I able to reach my full potential”

    19 May 2016

    International Rugby referee Nigel Owens tells ILO News why he has taken a public position on being out as gay, what he feared the reaction of the Rugby community would be, and how being out improved the quality of his work.

  6. Decent work key to ending poverty

    18 May 2016

    To help close the poverty gap, quality jobs along with social protection must play a central role. ILO economists Steven Tobin and Veda Narasimhan discuss this year’s ILO World Employment and Social Outlook report “Transforming jobs to end poverty".

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)