Video interviews

October 2017

  1. What is the Equal Pay International Coalition?

    18 October 2017

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) was launched at the U.N. General Assembly in September 2017. Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO's WorkQuality department, explains what the coalition aims to achieve and why it is important to address the gender pay gap.

July 2017

  1. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Universal Basic Income

    05 July 2017

    In this live interview from the Regulating for Decent Work Conference in Geneva, we talked about Finland’s experiment with Universal Basic Income, and heard both the pros and the cons of this controversial policy proposal.

  2. What’s the true value of the care economy?

    05 July 2017

    Care is crucial for the well-being of individuals and society. Yet it remains undervalued and underpaid, with many carers suffering poor working conditions. In this live interview from the Regulating for Decent Work Conference in Geneva, we explore the true value of the care economy.

June 2017

  1. Guy Ryder looks back on #ILC2017

    19 June 2017

    The transition from war to peace, labour migration, the green economy, fundamental principals and rights at work....these issues and more were the topic of a live conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the main conclusions of this year’s world parliament of labour, the 106th International Labour Conference.

  2. Macro-Labour Summer Course 2017

    12 June 2017

    The ILO-ITCILO Macro-Labour course aims at providing a systematic overview of the theoretical and empirical tools that support policy makers, analysts and practitioners to better understand macro-labour interactions.

  3. Innovate to extend social protection to workers in the informal economy

    08 June 2017

    We need to look at how we can innovate and find solutions to empower informal economy workers to be part of the solution to have access to social protection and transition to the formal economy, says Luis Frota, a senior social protection expert from the ILO. The interview took place at the #SDGStudio at European Development Days, #EDD17 in Brussels on 8 June 2017.

  4. Five things to know about the Committee on Employment and Decent Work for the Transition to Peace

    05 June 2017

    Azita Berar Awad, Director of the ILO's Employment Policy Department, explains why, during times of conflict and natural disaster, it's important to emphasize prevention, not only intervention.

  5. Five things to know about the Committee for Labour Migration

    02 June 2017

    Most international migrants today move for work and in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants that we see today, the governance of labour migration is more urgent than ever. This year’s committee at the 106th International Labour Conference will discuss this as well as fair recruitment in order to contribute to the UN global compacts on refugees and safe, orderly and regular migration.

  6. Five things to know about the ILO Committee on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    01 June 2017

    The realization of fundamental principles and rights at work is at the heart of the ILO's Decent Work agenda. It includes the elimination of child labour, forced labour, and discrimination at work, as well as the promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining. Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO's Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) Branch, tells us what we can expect at this year’s FPRW Committee taking place at the 106th International Labour Conference.

May 2017

  1. Five things to know about the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards

    30 May 2017

    Corinne Vargha, Director of the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, tells us what we can expect at this year’s Committee on the Application of Standards taking place at the 106th International Labour Conference.