Institutional videos

January 2017

  1. WESO Trends 2017: How to address unemployment?

    13 January 2017

    More efforts are needed to improve labour market participation and ensure that policies support equity, employment and growth, say ILO economists Stefan Kuhn and Santo Milasi. (Closed captions available)

  2. WESO Trends 2017: The disconnect between growth and employment

    13 January 2017

    Growth continues to disappoint, both in terms of its level but also in terms of its ability to make important inroads to making growth more inclusive. The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market. (Closed captions available)

September 2016

  1. ILO at work

    24 September 2016

    This video introduces the work of the International Labour Organization. The ILO is the only tripartite United Nations agency. It brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 Member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes to promote decent work for all women and men.

  2. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    06 September 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. In order to understand and to respond effectively to these new challenges the International Labour Organization has launched a "Future of Work initiative" in order to be able to advance its mandate for social justice. The unit in charge of the Future of Work initiative seeks to involve the ILO's tripartite constituency fully and universally, but also to reach beyond them to the academic world and to all other relevant and interested actors. (Closed Captions available) Learn more at:

  3. Youth employment: Working poverty and the gender gap

    01 September 2016

    Work prospects for many young people still keep them in poverty, and if you are a young woman your chances of finding a quality job are even less likely.   Authors of the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook “Trends for Youth” report, Santo Milasi and Sheena Yoon explain. (Closed Captions available)

August 2016

  1. Report in short: Youth employment in 2016

    25 August 2016

    With youth unemployment again on the rise, authors of the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook “Trends for Youth” report, Steven Tobin and Stefan Kuehn look at how young people are doing in the world of work and what their prospects are for the future.

March 2016

  1. ILO Director-General calls for improved conditions for water workers

    22 March 2016

    In his message for World Water Day, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, nor protected by basic labour rights.

December 2015

  1. New Global Estimates of Migrant Workers: The Report in Short

    16 December 2015

    Michelle Leighton, Chief of the Labour Migration branch at the ILO, explains the key findings of the new report on Global Estimates of Migrant Workers. Reliable, high quality and up-to-date statistics are crucial to understanding labour migration and countering misconceptions about migrants as we work towards fulfilling the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (Closed Captions available)

  2. The renewable power of green skills for women in Zambia

    07 December 2015

    For the women in the Kalulushi compound in the Copperbelt Province, building their own houses with green technologies wasn't enough. Like most people in Zambia's rural areas, they are off the grid. Without electricity, families must either spend hours in the dark or use dangerous, expensive alternatives such as kerosene, candles and charcoal. As part of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme, Emmery Matongo, Georgina Kunda and a few others were trained in solar panel assembly and installation. Not only this changed the daily lives of all villagers, it also opened new livelihood prospects for women. (Closed Captions available)

  3. Building green, boosting jobs, bettering lives in Zambia

    07 December 2015

    Faced with unemployment, especially among women and youth, high levels of inequality and poverty, and environmental issues the government of Zambia launched a Green Jobs Programme in 2013. (Closed Captions available)