ArtWorks news and events

  1. 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.

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    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 and share your tweets with #50ff.

  3. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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    Pharrell Williams calls for green, decent jobs to be put centre stage

    11 June 2015

    Award-winning musician, Pharrell Williams, has called on governments, employers and workers to ensure that green, decent jobs are at the top of the agenda when the world meet at the climate change conference at the end of the year.

  8. World Day Against Child Labour

    ‘Til Everyone Can See - Thai rock stars use their talents to fight child labour

    10 June 2015

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, Thailand's biggest rock stars have worked with the International Labour Organization on the first national language cover version of the song 'Til Everyone Can See.

  9. World AIDS Day

    Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Louganis marks World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014

    Olympic diver Greg Louganis shows his support for the ILO's work to end HIV-related discrimination in the workplace and to promote early testing and treatment. In his message for World AIDS Day 2014, Louganis shares his own personal story on living with HIV. “Thanks to the early treatment, HIV has not affected my zest for life, and my passion for sports,” he says.

  10. World AIDS Day

    Zimbabwe: Fighting for her life and her job

    01 December 2014

    Forced to reveal her HIV status at work, Gloria’s story – as told by actress Ratidzo Mambo - is one of courage. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.