ArtWorks news and events

  1. Video

    Decent work for youth in Viet Nam

    09 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on young people. In support of the International Labour Organization, Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han calls for stronger policies to address the challenges facing this group, especially young women and those in the informal sector.

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Marlee Matlin: Disability inclusion means business success

    03 December 2020

    Actor and activist Marlee Matlin says the ILO plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Inclusion of persons with disabilities achieves the twin goals of advancing human rights and ensuring business success.

  3. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.

  4. World Children’s Day

    Kids United sings against child labour

    20 November 2020

    French youth music group, Kids United New Generation, has lent their voices to the ILO’s global campaign to end child labour. Their latest song highlights the urgent need to take action and calls on governments and organizations around the world to do more.

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Play fair for equal pay

    14 September 2020

    Ahead of the first ever International Equal Pay Day on 18 September, World Cup-winning footballer Megan Rapinoe says that diversity, inclusion and pay equity are the keys to building a better world of work.

  6. International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

    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.

  7. International Youth Day

    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.

  8. International Youth Day

    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.

  9. International Youth Day

    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.

  10. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    Wagner Moura: Your reporting can save lives

    28 July 2020

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura says responsible reporting can help highlight the plight of those workers who face abusive practices and are denied fundamental human and labour rights.