Video interviews

March 2015

  1. ILO must be "fit for purpose" to support post-2015 development goals

    23 March 2015

    UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed discusses the emerging post-2015 development agenda and the prominent role the Decent Work Agenda is taking on. She stressed the importance of individual members of the UN family being "fit for purpose" in supporting an integrated approach to sustainable development. Ms Mohammed was at the ILO attending a High-Level Segment of the ILO Governing Body.

February 2015

  1. Why youth employment matters beyond 2015

    02 February 2015

    As the UN's Economic and Social Council holds a meeting on "Uniting for youth beyond 2015", the head of the ILO office for the United Nations, Jane Stewart, explains why youth employment should be at the top of the new development framework being discussed by governments in New York.

January 2015

  1. Profound changes in job markets

    20 January 2015

    Christian Viegelahn, Economist in the ILO Research Department, discusses the profound changes taking place in the job market, from the types of skills needed, to work being replaced by machines. These employment trends are explored in the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

  2. The impact of long-term unemployment

    20 January 2015

    Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

  3. The report in short: World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015

    20 January 2015

    Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO's Job-friendly Macroeconomic Policies Team, discusses the main findings of the flagship ILO report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015", including a forecast of global unemployment levels and the factors behind this trend, such as continuing inequality. (Closed Captions available)

December 2014

  1. Global wage growth down since the financial crisis with no sign of recovery - alerts the ILO

    05 December 2014

    Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent and has yet to catch up to the pre-crisis rates of about 3.0 per cent, according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/2015. A modest wage growth was driven by some emerging economies where wages increased by 6.7 per cent in 2012 and 5.9 per cent in 2013. "By contrast, in developed economies wages are stagnated, leading to decreasing living standards and an increase of inequality, closely linked to wage inequality" said Sandra Polaski, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy.

  2. Global Wage Report in short: Patrick Belser

    05 December 2014

    The ILO Global Wage Report 2014 warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser explains. (Closed captions available)

November 2014

  1. Somali Voices: Ahmed Ali Adam

    25 November 2014

    Ahmed Ali Adam, a beneficiary of the project: "Youth for Change", tells his story. The Youth for Change is a joint initiative between ILO, UNDP and UNICEF. The programme, funded by the Government of Japan, provides young people with an opportunity for social rehabilitation and economic reintegration.

October 2014

  1. Sandra Polaski: Thoughts on the G20

    06 October 2014

    There’s no room for complacency in the G20 when it comes to employment, says Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General for Policy at the ILO. Minimum wages, collective bargaining and improvements in social protection can all help labour markets get back on an upward spiral. This is the ILO's message to the G20 as their leaders prepare to meet on 15-16 November in Brisbane, Australia.

  2. Humaira Bachal: Empowering Young Women in Pakistan

    03 October 2014

    Humaira Bachal is a young activist for women education in Pakistan. She created the Dream Foundation Trust which earned her the “Women of Impact Award” in New York in 2013 making her an instant celebrity. In this interview she discusses her journey and the new trend of women and girls activism in her country.