• Juan Diego Flórez: Music offers hope to children

    Music heals hearts and helps reduce child labour, says world renowned opera singer, Juan Diego Flórez. He will be one of the judges of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative’s international song competition, launched by the youth music organization Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), in collaboration with the ILO. The last day for entries is 12 April, 2021.


  • Support health and care workers under stress

    World Health Day

    This year’s World Health Day is an opportunity to remember the multitude of health and care workers around the world who have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year – and whose mental health and wellbeing have suffered as a result. The COVID-19 response must include measures to support health and care workers under stress.


  • The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Uma Rani, Senior Economist at the ILO and author of the World Employment and Social Outlook report 2021, explains the need for dialogue and regulatory cooperation in order to provide decent work opportunities in the sector. Listen to the full podcast on: voices.ilo.org/podcast.


  • Celebrity voices, true stories of modern slavery

    More than 50 countries have now ratified the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, meeting the target set for the 50 for Freedom campaign, which urges governments to take action on forced labour. Since the campaign was launched, a number of celebrity advocates have told the harrowing stories of people trapped in modern slavery in order to raise awareness of the issue. Listen to some of their stories.


  1. COVID-19 and the world of work

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  1. ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

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