Video interviews

June 2016

  1. Keeping the promise of decent work for youth

    09 June 2016

    Young people can be a catalyst for progress on the 2030 Agenda and economic growth. Yet 73 million youth are unemployed and millions more are in low quality and informal work. The ILO's Adam Bowers talks with youth employment experts on how to increase decent work opportunities for young people.

  2. Social protection for all: what does it take?

    07 June 2016

    Only 20 per cent of the world’s population has adequate social security coverage and more than half lack any coverage at all. The extension of social protection to all would play a pivotal role in relieving people of poverty and deprivation. What does it take to get there? The ILO's Martin Murphy discusses with Isabel Ortiz, Director of the ILO Social Protection Department.

  3. France commits to ending modern slavery

    07 June 2016

    France’s Minister for Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, Ms Myriam El Khomri, explains why France has ratified the Forced Labour Protocol. We also hear from Yves Veyrier, Garance Pineau and Claude Jeannerot about what this means for the workers, the employers and the government in France. (In French with subtitles in English)

  4. Realizing a future of fair migration

    06 June 2016

    As migrants fleeing poverty and persecution continue to make headlines around the world, how can we create systems of governance that provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs? The ILO's Salwa Kanaana discusses with Michelle Leighton, ILO Chief of Migration Branch, and Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for the Arab States.

  5. Fighting bullying and harassment at sea

    06 June 2016

    Delegates at the 105th International Labour Conference voted to approve an amendment to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 to include guidance on preventing bullying and harassment among seafarers. The ILO's Pete Forster talks to the guidance's creators.

  6. Women at work

    03 June 2016

    Sustainable development will depend on better gender equality. Yet, women continue to face persistent challenges to get decent jobs. ILO is promoting the Women at Work Initiative to reverse the gender jobs gaps and support equal opportunities and a strong balance between work and family life. Guebray Berhane discusses with ILO's Shauna Olney and Laura Addati.

  7. A green world of work?

    03 June 2016

    ILO's Pete Forster talks with Kamal Gueye, an ILO Green Jobs Specialist, about the ways in which environmental change is going to transform the world of work and how we can prepare for it.

  8. How to tackle labour migration and promote gender equality

    03 June 2016

    Most international migration today is related to seeking employment. The number of female migrant workers is on the rise. Effective labour migration governance requires innovative skills development programs and gender equality for social transformation, says Mildred Oliphant, South Africa's Minister of Labour and President of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference. #ILC2016.

  9. Decent Work and Sustainable Development in Cameroon

    02 June 2016

    A collective UN system response to national priorities focussed on employment and social protection helps advance the goal of social justice through decent work says Najat Rochdi, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator/UNDP representative in Cameroon.

  10. The future of work: trends, threats and opportunities

    02 June 2016

    The world of work is in the throes of rapid transformation. New technologies and shifting demographics are just a few of the forces driving this change. Martin Murphy explores these trends with the ILO's Lawrence J. Johnson and Nicolas Niemtchinow, as we seek to understand how to guarantee decent work for generations to come.