ArtWorks news and events

  1. International Youth Day

    Demet Akbağ: Act now to support young people

    13 August 2020

    Award-winning Turkish actor Demet Akbağ calls for immediate action to address one of the greatest dangers for our society: the risk of having a “lockdown generation” of youth.

  2. International Youth Day

    Involve young people in building back better

    13 August 2020

    The pandemic is inflicting a series of shocks on young people, not only destroying their jobs and employment prospects, but disrupting their education and training and affecting their mental well-being too. In a message for International Youth Day 2020, Indian actor, Ananya Panday, says it is vital to involve young people in the #COVID19 recovery and building back a better future of work.

  3. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    Wagner Moura: Your reporting can save lives

    28 July 2020

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura says responsible reporting can help highlight the plight of those workers who face abusive practices and are denied fundamental human and labour rights.

  4. COVID-19 and advocates

    Yalitza Aparicio: Protect domestic workers with labour laws, emergency measures

    16 June 2020

    Oscar-nominated actor, Yalitza Aparicio talks about how the COVID19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of domestic workers. These workers continue to lack access to social protection systems, emergency health measures and endure poor working conditions. During this crisis, they are risking contagion as well as losing their livelihoods.

  5. COVID-19 and advocates

    Serj Tankian: COVID-19 can increase instances of child labour

    15 June 2020

    On World Day against Child Labour, Serj Tankian, a celebrated musician, calls upon all countries, governments, and partners to act decisively against child labour. He says that the pandemic can push back the progress done to get children out of child labour.

  6. COVID-19 and advocates

    Joaquín Furriel: People at the centre of policies

    10 June 2020

    Actor Joaquín Furriel stresses on the need for income security and protection for all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally.

  7. COVID-19 and advocates

    We must act now to end violence and harassment

    10 June 2020

    V an award-winning playwright, performer and activist, formerly known as Eve Ensler, spells out the devastating effects of violence on businesses, individuals, and society. She calls upon governments to ratify ILO Convention 190 addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.

  8. COVID-19 and advocates

    Build better by putting people and planet first

    09 June 2020

    Mustafa Santiago Ali, an activist for environmental justice, talks about the need for a green recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. COVID-19 and advocates

    People with disabilities are solution providers and co-creators during crises

    09 June 2020

    Disability-rights activist and actor Marlee Matlin talks about key steps we all can take to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Together we can build a better normal.

  10. COVID-19 and advocates

    Turn crisis into an opportunity

    15 April 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has forced nearly 1.37 billion students to stay at home. Youth icon and Indian cinema actor, Ishaan Khatter says that this can be an opportunity to learn new skills, adapt to our changing world of work while taking care of our health and our society.