Videos

2015

  1. Women and the World of Work

    09 March 2015

    Twenty years have passed since the 4th World Conference on Women adopted a far-reaching roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. ILO TV shows how far we've come, and how we can move farther and faster to get to where we want to go.

  2. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!

  3. The impact of long-term unemployment

    20 January 2015

    Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

2014

  1. Global wage growth down since the financial crisis with no sign of recovery - alerts the ILO

    05 December 2014

    Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent and has yet to catch up to the pre-crisis rates of about 3.0 per cent, according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/2015. A modest wage growth was driven by some emerging economies where wages increased by 6.7 per cent in 2012 and 5.9 per cent in 2013. "By contrast, in developed economies wages are stagnated, leading to decreasing living standards and an increase of inequality, closely linked to wage inequality" said Sandra Polaski, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy.

  2. Global Wage Report in short: Patrick Belser

    05 December 2014

    The ILO Global Wage Report 2014 warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser explains. (Closed captions available)

  3. Zimbabwe: Fighting for her life and her job

    01 December 2014

    Forced to reveal her HIV status at work, Gloria’s story – as told by actress Ratidzo Mambo - is one of courage. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

  4. Somali Voices: Ahmed Ali Adam

    25 November 2014

    Ahmed Ali Adam, a beneficiary of the project: "Youth for Change", tells his story. The Youth for Change is a joint initiative between ILO, UNDP and UNICEF. The programme, funded by the Government of Japan, provides young people with an opportunity for social rehabilitation and economic reintegration.

  5. Fostering dialogue for job-rich growth and social progress in Africa

    22 August 2014

    In an interview with CNBC Africa, Aeneas Chuma, ILO's Regional Director for Africa, emphasises the need to foster cooperation between governments, employers', workers' organizations in bringing economic progress and social transformation. Mr. Chuma highlights the priorities and role of the organization in setting labour standards, developing policies and devising programmes to make a difference in the lives of African people.

  6. ILO Regional Director interview with AIT, Abuja, Nigeria

    09 June 2014

    ABUJA (ILO News) -- ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma has called for greater cooperation among Governments, Employers and Workers to fight unemployment and promote inclusive growth in the African region.

  7. Labour Migration: What are the Somali's workers expectations from the ILO?

    09 June 2014

    Migration is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Mr Omar Faruk Osman Nur, General Secretary of Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) who expresses his views on labour migration in Somalia. He also underlines his expectations from the ILO on Migration issue.