Videos

2015

  1. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in West Africa?

    09 June 2015

    The transition from formal to informal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Alex Bonney, President of the Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to facilitate the transition from informal to formal economy in West Africa.

  2. Social Protection: what are the challenges for Unions in Africa?

    08 June 2015

    Social protection is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, General Secretary of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to promote better social protection in Africa.

  3. Global wage gap puts the brakes on the global economy

    21 May 2015

    An estimated $1.2 trillion has been lost in annual wages due to the 61 million jobs gap that has opened up since the crisis.

  4. VCT@WORK: ILO and UNAIDS launch campaign to encourage voluntary HIV testing

    04 May 2015

    VCT@WORK: ILO and UNAIDS launch campaign to encourage voluntary HIV testing

  5. Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

    13 April 2015

    Over the past five years, the Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by the Youth Employment Network, an interagency initiative of the ILO, the World Bank and the UN.

  6. Women and the World of Work

    09 March 2015

    Twenty years have passed since the 4th World Conference on Women adopted a far-reaching roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. ILO TV shows how far we've come, and how we can move farther and faster to get to where we want to go.

  7. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!

  8. The impact of long-term unemployment

    20 January 2015

    Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

2014

  1. Global wage growth down since the financial crisis with no sign of recovery - alerts the ILO

    05 December 2014

    Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent and has yet to catch up to the pre-crisis rates of about 3.0 per cent, according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/2015. A modest wage growth was driven by some emerging economies where wages increased by 6.7 per cent in 2012 and 5.9 per cent in 2013. "By contrast, in developed economies wages are stagnated, leading to decreasing living standards and an increase of inequality, closely linked to wage inequality" said Sandra Polaski, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy.

  2. Global Wage Report in short: Patrick Belser

    05 December 2014

    The ILO Global Wage Report 2014 warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser explains. (Closed captions available)