Video interviews

March 2017

  1. Why waste water?

    22 March 2017

    A Video Message from Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Chair of UN-Water, on the occasion of World Water Day 2017.

  2. Celebrating Women’s Day with women’s rights activist Eva Longoria Baston

    08 March 2017

    To mark International Women's Day, the ILO hosted a Facebook live conversation with actor and activist, Eva Longoria Baston. See what she had to say after taking part in the joint ILO/Gallup event on Women and the World of Work, at Gallup headquarters in Washington.

December 2016

  1. Global Wage Report 2016/17 in short

    15 December 2016

    ILO economist Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez leads us through the report’s main findings looking at global wage trends, policy recommendations and new research on wage inequalities within enterprises.

August 2016

  1. Musician, Lindiwe Bungane, talks about her involvement with the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign

    17 August 2016

    Zambian singer and actress, Lindiwe Bungane, has voiced the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery, as part of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. In this video interview, she explains her personal involvement with the fight against forced labour.

July 2016

  1. Social partner’s decisive role in design and implementation of labour provisions in trade agreements

    18 July 2016

    There is a tendency to establish mechanisms to inform and consult the wider public, including worker and employer organizations, but more still needs to be done to put these mechanisms into practice says Rafael Peels, a Research Officer in the ILO's Research Department.

  2. Labour provisions in trade agreements do not harm business and ease labour market access

    18 July 2016

    Marva Corley, ILO Senior Economist and lead author of the new ILO Growth with Equity report entitled “Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements”, says that labour provisions can also help with non-discrimination in the workplace and encourage more women to join the labour force.

  3. Why gender matters in climate change financing

    06 July 2016

    When it comes to financing climate mitigation and adaption, gender must be a central consideration. Mariama Williams, Senior Programme Officer, Global Governance for Development Programme at the South Centre explains why.

June 2016

  1. An urgent policy reorientation for Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    To tackle unemployment, informality and low productivity growth, a policy reorientation is needed in Latin America and the Caribbean. ILO economists Clemente Pignatti and Verónica Escudero discuss the potential opportunities that can be leveraged from active labour market policies in the region.

  2. What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    Active labour market policies can address persistent and unresolved structural issues in the region. To sustain productive employment and create quality jobs, “what works” in Latin America and the Caribbean is to increase emphasis on active labour market policies. ILO economists Verónica Escudero and Elva López Mourelo discuss the main findings of the ILO report “What works: Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

  3. 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.