Videos

The videos listed below show events coverage highlights and interviews from the 100th International Labour Conference. Live and recorded webcasts of the conference's plenary sessions and high-level panels can be watched on the "Live Broadcast" and "Recordings" web pages. 

Broadcast media correspondents wishing to conduct interviews with ILO officials, obtain film permits, or use the ILO's video editing, studio and transmission facilities should contact the Radio and Television unit chief, Karen Naets-Sekiguchi, (tel: 0041 (0) 79 593 1363, naets-sekiguchi@ilo.org).  To obtain broadcast-quality copies of events coverage contact Beatrice Mann (mann@ilo.org) or go to ILO TV's Audiovisual Distribution Platform

Conference Highlights

Conference Delegates Adopt International Labour Standard for Domestic Workers

Video Interview

Voices from the Conference:
Parting Impressions

  1. Video Highlights: ILO Director-General's closing speech at the 100th International Labour Conference

    17 June 2011

    The annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded its historic 100th session on Friday 17 June after taking a number of steps aimed at moving toward what ILO Director-General Juan Somavia called "a new era of social justice".

  2. Voices from the Conference - Parting Impressions

    17 June 2011

    The views and aspirations of some of the more than 4,000 participants of the 100th International Labour Conference are shared in a video finale presented at the closing ceremony in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. It is a parting impression of 17 days of committee discussions, special events, high-level panels, special guests and the adoption of a landmark convention for domestic workers.

  3. Conference Delegates Adopt International Labour Standard for Domestic Workers

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide. Conference delegates adopted the Convention on Domestic Workers (2011) by a vote of 396 to 16, with 63 abstentions and the accompanying Recommendation by a vote of 434 to 8, with 42 abstentions.

  4. Voices from the 100th International Labour Conference III

    16 June 2011

  5. Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

    16 June 2011

    According to the ILO, many countries still don’t recognize domestic work as “work”, denying millions of people labour and social protection under the law. But that’s changing in the United States, thanks to a dedicated group of women.

  6. Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation Addresses the 100th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2011

    Video in French

  7. Video Highlights: Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Addresses the 100th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2011

  8. Video Highlights: Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, Addresses 100th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2011

    In his address to the delegates of the historic 100th International Labour Conference, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke in strong support of the ILO's Global Jobs Pact, and underlined the important role of the ILO and its tripartite structure in shaping economic recovery policies. (In Russian)

  9. Video Highlights of the High-level Panel organized with Club de Madrid on "The Need for a New Era of Social Justice"

    15 June 2011

  10. Video Highlights of the High-level Panel of Regional Economic Commissions on 'The Role of Decent Work in a Fairer, Greener and more Sustainable Globalization'

    14 June 2011

    Heads of the UN Regional Economic Commissions provided a dynamic exploration of the importance of productive and decent work in the wake of the global economic and jobs crisis. A range of regional examples and policy recommendations arising from lessons learned were discussed.

  11. H.E. Ms. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Addresses 100th International Labour Conference

    14 June 2011

    In the first ever visit of a German Chancellor to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), H.E. Ms. Angela Merkel today addressed the Organization’s annual conference. Speaking to the historic 100th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) Ms Merkel highlighted the increasing role played by the ILO in closer international cooperation. The G8 and G20 meetings would be “unthinkable without the wealth of experience of this Organisation”, she said, adding that the ILO’s involvement was the only way “to give globalization a form, a structure” (in German).

  12. Video Highlights of the Special Event by the Club de Madrid members: "Lessons from the recent crisis for building sustainable and shared societies: implications for the ILO"

    14 June 2011

  13. Voices from the 100th International Labour Conference II

    14 June 2011

    A selection of short interviews were filmed at the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Conference, held at the United Nations in Geneva. These highlights include delegates' views on the issue of social justice, the International Labour Conference (ILC) as an invaluable and unique forum for tripartite dialogue between workers, employers and government representatives as well as youth unemployment in the 21st Century.

  14. H.E. Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia, Addresses 100th International Labour Conference

    14 June 2011

    The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has called for a global coalition to tackle youth employment in an address to a special session of the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. The President called on delegates to work together to prevent increasing unemployment among young people, saying this would be critical to creating a new era of social justice.

  15. Egyptian Finance Minister Samir Radwan at the International Labour Conference: Fiscal Discipline and Social Justice in a New Egypt

    13 June 2011

    In his opening remarks to the High Level Panel on 'Employment and Social Justice in a Globalizing Economy', Egyptian Finance Minister Samir Radwan expressed his hopes for post-revolutionary Egypt. He called for responsive economic policies to promote decent work, sustainable development, social protection, and small and medium-sized entreprises.

  16. H.E. Ms. Louka Katseli, Minister of Labour and Social Security of Greece, addresses the High Level Panel on 'Employment and Social Justice in a Globalizing Economy' during the International Labour Conference

    13 June 2011

  17. UN Women's Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet, addresses the Committee on Domestic Workers

    13 June 2011

    UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet, addressed the Committee on Domestic Workers during the 100th International Labour Conference, saying that the issue of decent work for domestic workers - most of whom are women - was of particular concern to UN Women and its priority of promoting women's economic empowerment. She pledged her agency's support for the ILO towards creating an international standard for domestic workers.

  18. ILO and UN Women Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    13 June 2011

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia and UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, addressed conference delegates after signing a memorandum of understanding at the 100th International Labour Conference. The agreement will take the two agencies' strong working relationship to a "new and better level", said Juan Somavia, and will cover areas including gender equality, the elimination of gender discrimination in the workplace, domestic workers and social protection floors.

  19. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Appeals to the ILO to Expand its Activities in Myanmar

    13 June 2011

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar, spoke via video message to the delegates of the 100th International Labour Conference of the ILO. She expressed her hope that the ILO would expand its activities in Myanmar and help usher in an era of social justice. The International Labour Organization's current activities in Myanmar include efforts to ensure the elimination of forced labour.

  20. Video Highlights of World Day Against Child Labour ILO Events

    10 June 2011

    A press conference launching the ILO report: "Children in hazardous work - What We know, What we need to do" marked World Day Against Child Labour. Speaking at the press conference were Constance Thomas, Director the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and Frank Hagemann, Chief of Policy and Research at IPEC. A panel discussion followed with Enoch T Mensah, Ghanas Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Dagoberto Lima Godoy, spokesman for the Employers Group at the 100th International Labour Conference and N.M. Adyantha, spokesman for the Workers Group at the 100th International Labour Conference. Schoolchildren from Geneva gathered in front of the United Nations Geneva headquarters to celebrate global efforts to end child labour.

  21. ILO Global Report on Equality at Work 2011: Statements by the ILO's Director-General Juan Somavia and UN Women's Executive Director Michelle Bachelet

    10 June 2011

    ILO's Director-General, Juan Somavia, opened the Global Report Panel Discussion "Equality at work: the continuing challenge" at the 100th International Labour Conference. Speaking as a special guest on the panel, the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, called for a stronger commitment from governments, employers and workers to eliminate gender discrimination in the labour market.

  22. Eliminating Hazardous Child Labour: An Interview with the ILO's Constance Thomas

    10 June 2011

    ILO TV interviews Constance Thomas, Director of the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour. In a new report issued for World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organization warns that a staggeringly high number of children are still caught in hazardous work - some 115 million of the world's 215 million child labourers - and calls for urgent action to halt the practice.

  23. India: Working Together to End Hazardous Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    Around 115 million boys and girls under the age of 18 are involved in hazardous child labour. Making a change is possible. In India both employers and trade unions are actively involved in the fight against child labour, especially when it comes to keeping children out of hazardous work.

  24. Voices from the 100th International Labour Conference

    10 June 2011

    A selection of comments filmed in the first few days at the 100th Anniversary of the International Labour Conference, held at the United Nations building in Geneva. These highlights include delegate's views on the issue of domestic labour, the International Labour Conference (ILC) as an invaluable and unique forum for tripartite dialogue between workers, employers and government representatives, as well as the importance of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the 21st Century.

  25. ILO Director-General's opening remarks at the Panel 'Arab Youth - Aspiring for Social Justice'

    09 June 2011