ArtWorks news and events

  1. Music - Concert against child labour

    Til everyone can see (Nepali version)

    12 June 2016

    Two of the members of the rock band 1974 AD joined hands with the ILO in the fight against child labour.

  2. International Day for Persons with Disabilities

    Turn disability into something unique, says actor R.J Mitte

    03 December 2015

    ‘Breaking Bad’ actor, R.J Mitte, urges people to have a positive perspective on disability. In a video message for the International Labour Organization, to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Mitte says disability can be an opportunity to learn and grow.

  3. World AIDS Day 2015

    Sharon Stone joins push to end AIDS-related discrimination at work

    01 December 2015

    Star joins forces with the ILO on World AIDS Day 2015 by telling the true story of a woman forced to resign from her job for being HIV-positive.

  4. 50 For Freedom campaign

    David Oyelowo gives voice to victim trapped in modern slavery

    20 October 2015

    As part of the global launch of the International Labour Organization’s 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, Selma actor, David Oyelowo, voices the real-life story of a man tricked and trapped into slavery. Oyelowo is one of several Hollywood artists who are supporting the campaign, led by the ILO, which launches on 20 October.

  5. 50 For Freedom campaign

    Wagner Moura tells the real-life story of a modern-day slave

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization's Goodwill Ambassador, actor, Wagner Moura, voices the real-life story of a victim of forced labour, in support of the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery. The campaign aims to persuade governments to ratify a new international treaty - the Forced Labour Protocol - which is designed to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery for good.

  6. Forced labour

    ILO 50 for Freedom Campaign Kicks Off

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new global campaign to end modern slavery, in partnership with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The 50 for Freedom campaign aims to mobilize public support and influence in at least 50 countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol by 2018. Sign up to support the campaign at 50forfreedom.org/ and share your tweets with #50ff.

  7. 50 for freedom campaign

    Stars sign up to end modern slavery

    20 October 2015

    Robin Wright, David Oyelowo and Wagner Moura give voice to victims of modern slavery, as the International Labour Organization launches its 50 for Freedom campaign.

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    Goodwill Ambassador

    Brazilian actor Wagner Moura joins campaign to end modern slavery

    04 August 2015

    The award-winning actor has been appointed an ILO Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on forced labour, an issue he has long campaigned against.

  9. Regulating for Decent Work

    Photojournalist Ismail Ferdous talks about his exhibition on labour issues

    10 July 2015

    The ILO hosted an exhibition by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous to highlight the issues raised during the conference Regulating for Decent Work from 8-10 July 2015. In this interview, the artist talks about his exhibition “So we Exist”, his covering of the Rana Plaza factory collapse and the role of the arts in raising the voice and visibility of workers in the shadows.

  10. Video

    Behind the scenes: The making of the Pharrell Williams’ video address on green jobs

    29 June 2015

    International music sensation Pharrell Williams, in a video address to the ILO's World of Work Summit, called on the international community to tackle climate change and ensure young people and the planet have a sustainable future. Here’s the making of the video.