Multimedia - 105th International Labour Conference

  1. Decent work and social justice crucial to achieving Agenda 2030

    02 June 2016

    During an exchange on improving policy coherence for decent work and sustainable development taking place at the 105th International Labour Conference, panelists reaffirm the importance of decent work and social justice as key to achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  2. Decent Work and Sustainable Development in Cameroon

    02 June 2016

    A collective UN system response to national priorities focussed on employment and social protection helps advance the goal of social justice through decent work says Najat Rochdi, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP representative in Cameroon.

  3. The future of work: trends, threats and opportunities

    02 June 2016

    The world of work is in the throes of rapid transformation. New technologies and shifting demographics are just a few of the forces driving this change. Martin Murphy explores these trends with the ILO's Lawrence J. Johnson and Nicolas Niemtchinow, as we seek to understand how to guarantee decent work for generations to come.

  4. How to keep the world's workers safe

    02 June 2016

    Work-related accidents and illnesses claim more victims each year than armed conflict. The ILO's Kevin Cassidy discusses with Nancy Leppink, Chief of the ILO Labour Administration, Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Department, to find out how workers, employers and governments can work together to change that.

  5. How to work our way out of poverty?

    01 June 2016

    Is it possible to create enough decent jobs to eradicate poverty by 2030? The ILO's Hans von Rohland discusses with Donato Kiniger-Passigli, ILO Fragile States Coordinator and Matthew Ripley, from the ILO Small-Medium Enterprises department.

  6. Better work in the garment industry

    31 May 2016

    In a discussion recorded live from the 105th International Labour Conference, the ILO's Sophy Fisher talks with Dan Rees, Director of the Better Work Programme and Connor Boyle, Global Operations, Better Work about what can be done to improve working conditions and bring decent work to the garment industry.

  7. How social investments can help sustainable development

    31 May 2016

    Globalization has intensified in all parts of the world. There is a need to focus on social investments to ensure a better future for the world of work, says Iain Begg, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a special guest at the Committee for the Social Justice Declaration during the ILO’s 105th International Labour Conference #ILC2016.

  8. Decent Work & the Global Goals

    30 May 2016

    The ILO's Kevin Cassidy discusses goal 8 of the the 2030 sustainable development goals with Stephen Pursey, ILO Senior Policy Adviser and G20 Coordinator, and how we can achieve a fair globalization.

  9. Key to digital society of the future are qualified employees, new forms of employment, says Swiss President

    30 May 2016

    Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann says the key to a sustainable digital economy is more qualified employees, innovative training programs and new forms of employment. Speaking to delegates at the 105th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Mr. Schneider-Ammann urged delegates not to fear change, but prepare for the future world of work and actively contribute to economic growth that creates jobs. (In German and French with subtitles in English)

  10. Economic growth without jobs is "meaningless" says new ILC President

    30 May 2016

    South Africa's Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, in her address as newly-elected President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference, says the tripartite constituents of the ILO give a unique voice to every player in the global labour market. Oliphant told delegates that lower economic growth and persistent unemployment can only be responded to when the "real economic actors" share ideas.