ArtWorks news and events

  1. Forced labour

    More countries should ratify ILO Forced Labour Protocol, says Wagner Moura

    22 March 2021

    Actor and ILO forced labour champion, Wagner Moura, has called on more countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol, after the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery reached its landmark target.

  2. UN Year: End Child Labour 2021

    Ralph Johnson: Act now to protect our children

    18 March 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by Grammy Winner and founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Ralph Johnson.

  3. Video

    JONA OAK and fellow artists on women and the world of work

    11 March 2021

    Musician JONA OAK, writer and composer of the ILO International Women's Day song "We Sing", joins her artist collaborators to discuss the qualities women bring to the world of work and the importance of closing gender gaps.

  4. UN Year: End Child Labour 2021

    Laura Pausini: Education and music empowers children

    10 March 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by Grammy and Golden Globe Winner, Laura Pausini.

  5. International Women's Day

    Sophia Loren: Time to remove the barriers women face in the world of work

    08 March 2021

    Iconic actor Sophia Loren calls for stronger social security policies, advancing women in leadership roles and more action to build a better future of work.

  6. International Women's Day

    "We Sing" for a better future of work for all women and men

    05 March 2021

    An original song and music video for International Women's Day, created by JONA OAK for the ILO and featuring a collective of artists and musicians from around the world.

  7. UN Year: End Child Labour 2021

    AR Rahman: Let's use the power of music to fight child labour

    03 February 2021

    Music transcends all barriers. The Music Against Child Labour Initiative launches an international song competition this February with AR Rahman as one of the esteemed judges.

  8. Video

    Decent work for youth in Viet Nam

    09 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on young people. In support of the International Labour Organization, Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han calls for stronger policies to address the challenges facing this group, especially young women and those in the informal sector.

  9. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Marlee Matlin: Disability inclusion means business success

    03 December 2020

    Actor and activist Marlee Matlin says the ILO plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Inclusion of persons with disabilities achieves the twin goals of advancing human rights and ensuring business success.

  10. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.