Multimedia - 105th International Labour Conference

  1. Audio - Many countries are winding back social security, with profound consequences

    25 July 2016

    Only 20 per cent of the world’s population has adequate social security coverage such as old age and sickness pensions, maternity and paternity cover, and unemployment insurance. More than half lack any coverage at all. As globally government budgets come under increasing pressure, many are turning their social protect schemes to save money, but are such cuts justified? Do they in the long run actually undermine economic security?

  2. Audio - Youth unemployed and the working poor

    14 July 2016

    At the peak of the economic crisis 76 million of the estimated 1.2 billion global youth, that is those between 15 and 24 years of age, were unemployed. Although since then these figures have improved, the International Labour Organization remains concerned by the numbers of young people who have work but are still poor. At the recent International Labour Conference ILO News spoke to two youth employment experts from the ILO to find out more.

  3. Audio - The Betterwork Programme explained

    21 June 2016

    Recently, thousands of delegates gathered in Geneva for the International Labour Conference in Geneva. One of the themes under discussion was global supply chains, and how best to improve working conditions in them. In many ways, the garment industry typifies the challenge of bringing decent work to this type of worldwide industrial organization. ILO News spoke to the director of an innovative programme, co-managed by the International Labour Organization, that looks to improve the working lives of garment workers.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Fragile States – Working their way back to resilience and peace

    10 June 2016

    Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries where they face violence or “fragile” situations on a daily basis. Another 200 million people cope with the slow or sudden onset of disasters. How does work help people transition from fragility to security, peace and resilience? The ILO's Karen Naets-Sekiguchi discusses with Azita Berar-Awad from the Employment Policy Department of the ILO, and Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa.

  7. Audio - Social Justice and Climate Change

    10 June 2016

    As countries move to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the conversation has started in earnest about just how the world goes about transitioning to a low carbon economy. This week, on the side lines of the International Labour Conference, ILO News spoke to an International Labour Organization researcher, Moustapha Kamal Gueye, about why the coming transformation must incorporate concepts of social justice.

  8. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message to the 2016 World of Work Summit

    09 June 2016

    A message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations to delegates at the 2016 World of Work Summit. The theme of this year's summit was "Decent Jobs for Youth".

  9. Innovative global and regional partnerships are essential for youth employment

    09 June 2016

    Millions of young people worldwide are having difficulty finding a decent job. Many in the informal economy are facing poverty and few prospects for a brighter future. At a High-Level World of Work Summit at the 105th International Labour Conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told delegates that investment in young people is investing in the future of entire societies. At the Summit, delegates heard a number of concrete steps to bring more young people into the world of work including building strong national and international partnerships that promote green jobs, focus on young people in rural areas and create opportunities to enhance digital skills.

  10. Keeping the promise of decent work for youth

    09 June 2016

    Young people can be a catalyst for progress on the 2030 Agenda and economic growth. Yet 73 million youth are unemployed and millions more are in low quality and informal work. The ILO's Adam Bowers talks with youth employment experts on how to increase decent work opportunities for young people.