Decent work and decent conditions for artists

News | 17 May 2021
The featured guest of this week’s podcast of ILO and UNDP was Mr. Mert Fırat, UNDP Turkey’s Goodwill Ambassador, standing out for his career in arts as well as volunteering. The theme was “Youth Labour in Creative Industries” for the podcast moderated by Ms. Özge Berber Ağtaş, Senior Programme Officer at ILO Office for Turkey.

The podcast addressed the problems experienced by the youth working in arts, featured the works of ILO and UNDP for youth, and provided advice to the youth on the future.

ILO and UNDP have since November 2020 been organising joint workshops and podcasts on the impact of COVID-19 on youth unemployment. All activities are carried out by and under two projects, namely the “COVID-19 Resilience and Response” Project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Government of Japan, and the Project “Decent Work Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities in Turkey” implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from the US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (USPRM).