Videos

  1. Joaquín Furriel: Slavery has no place in the modern world!

    24 August 2020

    On International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, actor Joaquín Furriel talks about the stark realities of modern slavery and how the pandemic might lead to more incidences of forced labour and abuse and jeopardize the freedom of those already vulnerable. We have to mobilize citizen and public policy action.

  2. Molly Namirembe’s message on child labour

    20 August 2020

    In this message, Molly talks about her views on the impact of COVID-19 on child labour and calls on leaders around the world to take action.

  3. Yussif Abdulla Abu Al-Nour’s message on child labour

    18 August 2020

    Yussif had to start work at a young age to support his family. Because of COVID-19, he has no access to e-learning. Hear his appeal to world leaders to take action on the elimination of child labour

  4. ILO supports Beirut explosion clearing efforts through decent job creation

    17 August 2020

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th, the International Labour Organization has mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process create decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees.

  5. How to practice teleworking effectively

    14 August 2020

    With an increase in people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jon Messenger, an ILO expert on working conditions, introduces a new guide on effective teleworking.

  6. Haile Gebrselassie: Give young people a say in COVID-19 policy responses

    13 August 2020

    Haile Gebrselassie, the World and Olympic long-distance running champion, speaks about the brutal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people, and the need to involve them in designing policies to build a better future for youth at work.

  7. Demet Akbağ: Act now to support young people

    13 August 2020

    Award-winning Turkish actor Demet Akbağ calls for immediate action to address one of the greatest dangers for our society: the risk of having a “lockdown generation” of youth.

  8. Involve young people in building back better

    13 August 2020

    The pandemic is inflicting a series of shocks on young people, not only destroying their jobs and employment prospects, but disrupting their education and training and affecting their mental well-being too. In a message for International Youth Day 2020, Indian actor, Ananya Panday, says it is vital to involve young people in the #COVID19 recovery and building back a better future of work.

  9. Alliance 8.7 celebrates the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182

    13 August 2020

    Anousheh Karvar, Chair of the Global Partnership against Child labour, Forced labour, Human trafficking and Modern Slavery (Alliance 8.7) commends the work and commitment of the ILO, its member States and its social partners in achieving the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. She calls on everyone to seize this opportunity to eradicate all forms of child labour by 2025, in accordance with SDG 8.7.

  10. ILO survey on COVID-19’s impact on youth employment

    11 August 2020

    During a four week period from 21 April to 21 May 2020, the ILO and partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth conducted a Global Survey on Youth and COVID-19 focused on four areas: employment, education and training, mental well-being, and rights and voices. The survey provides crucial information on how the pandemic is affecting the lives of young people.

  11. Millions of children across the globe continue to be exploited

    11 August 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the Worst forms of Child Labour is a milestone, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Tomoya Obokata. However countries need to intensify efforts to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

  12. A universal commitment to end child labour

    07 August 2020

    The universal ratification of Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour by all 187 ILO member States reflects a global commitment to protect children all around the world. With COVID-19 threatening to reverse 20 years of progress, implementation of the Convention is needed more than ever.

  13. Indigenous peoples can help build a ‘better normal’

    07 August 2020

    9 August commemorates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis but are key partners in building a ‘better normal’ that respects their rights and ensures access to decent work.

  14. FIJI TV hosts ILO staff to discuss the universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the worst forms of child labour C182

    05 August 2020

    Fiji TV hosted ILO Office for Pacific Islands staff- Surkafa Katafono, National Programme Officer & Elena Gerasimova, Decent Work and ILS specialist, to discuss the universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the worst forms of child labour C182

  15. Stop the Pandemic, Lets Ensure Safety and Health at Work

    05 August 2020

    In line with the Standard Operating Procedures of the Government of Sindh, this video reflects the key measures and precautions to ensure a safe working environment with reference to COVID-19. The video was developed by the ILO Project on International Labour and Standards Applications in Pakistan's SMEs, funded by the European Union.

  16. ILO Press Briefing on the Universal Ratification of Convention No.182

    05 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182). A virtual press briefing took place at the ILO on Tuesday 4th of August 2020 at 12.00 GMT (14.00 CEST).

  17. A remarkable journey to universal ratification – ILO Director-General

    04 August 2020

    Now is the time to deliver on the promise of Convention No. 182 and put an end to child labour in all its forms, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  18. A global commitment to end worst forms of child labour

    04 August 2020

    Convention No. 182 calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including slavery, forced labour and trafficking. It prohibits the use of children in armed conflict, prostitution, pornography, drug trafficking and hazardous work.

  19. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi celebrates the universal ratification of ILO Convention No.182

    04 August 2020

    Nobel Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, says universal ratification of Convention No. 182 needs to usher in universal accountability.

  20. ITUC underlines importance of Convention No. 182

    04 August 2020

    Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow, calls upon governments to invest in education, decent work for adults and labour inspection to combat child labour.