Video interviews

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.

  4. Tripartism in action: Advancing Social Justice through Decent Work

    14 June 2016

    ILO News interviews the chair and vice-chairs of the Committee on the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The committee adopted a resolution at the 105th International Labour Conference, which calls for concrete action to achieve the full potential of the ILO's Social Justice Declaration and the integration of decent work into national sustainable development strategies.

  5. Fragile States – Working their way back to resilience and peace

    10 June 2016

    Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries where they face violence or “fragile” situations on a daily basis. Another 200 million people cope with the slow or sudden onset of disasters. How does work help people transition from fragility to security, peace and resilience? The ILO's Karen Naets-Sekiguchi discusses with Azita Berar-Awad from the Employment Policy Department of the ILO, and Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.