Video interviews

June 2009

  1. Delegate Dialogues: Committee of the Whole on Crisis Responses

    12 June 2009

    A special Committee of the Whole on Crisis Responses was convened by the Conference to examine in detail the elements of a global response to the jobs crisis. Delegates share their perspectives on the work of the Committee.

April 2009

  1. In the face of economic crisis, safe and healthy workplaces more important than ever

    28 April 2009

    The financial and economic crisis is putting added pressure on safety and health at the workplace, but as Sameera Al Tujairi, Director of the ILO's Safety and Health at the Workplace program (SafeWork) explains, now is the time to be even more vigilant about workplace safety.

  2. ILO Director-General's statement on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the ILO

    17 April 2009

January 2009

  1. Facing the jobs crisis, an interview with the ILO Director-General

    28 January 2009

    ILO TV interviews Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General, about the Global Employment Trends 2009 report published today. "The ILO message is realistic, not alarmist. We are now facing a global jobs crisis. Many governments are aware and acting, but more decisive and coordinated international action is needed to avert a global social recession," says Mr. Somavia.

December 2008

  1. Migrant Workers Today, An Interview With Ibrahim Awad

    17 December 2008

    ILO TV interviews Ibrahim Awad, Director of the ILO's International Migration Programme, on the significance of International Migrants Day and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  2. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2

    01 December 2008

    Roger Plant, Head of the ILO Special Action Programme combatting Forced Labour, talks about modern day slavery in today's global economy.

November 2008

  1. ILO forecasts further decline in wage growth and cuts in real wages for 2009

    25 November 2008

    The global economic crisis is expected to lead to painful cuts in the wages of millions of workers worldwide in the coming year, according to a new report published today by the International Labour Office (ILO). ILO TV interviews Manuela Tomei, Chief of the ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, to discuss the report's findings.

October 2008

  1. Unemployment to rise by 20 million: An interview with Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO

    20 October 2008

    The global financial crisis could increase world unemployment by an estimated 20 million women and men, the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) said today. “The important thing is not to forget that the financial crisis is affecting real people in their life, in their family life and in communities, it's affecting the real economy,” he added.

  2. Income inequalities: An interview with Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies

    15 October 2008

    Despite strong economic growth that has produced millions of new jobs since the early 1990s, income inequality grew dramatically in most regions of the world and is expected to increase due to the current global financial crisis, according to a new study "World of Work Report 2008: Income inequalities in the age of financial globalization" published by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. Statement by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Decent Work

    01 October 2008

    "Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization," says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.