Videos

  1. Rebuild tourism safely to save 300 million jobs worldwide

    25 September 2020

    Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry employs some 300 million workers globally, with women, youth, and workers in the informal economy most at risk from job losses and business closures. World Tourism Day is an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how to save the jobs so many are dependent on.

  2. Decent work helps bring peace and social cohesion during crisis

    24 September 2020

    Countries that are already experiencing fragility, conflict, climate change and forced displacement will continue to face multiple burdens as results of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ILO calls for more peaceful and resilient societies through the promotion of employment and decent work.

  3. End the plight of stranded seafarers

    24 September 2020

    COVID-19 containment measures, travel restrictions and border closures, continue to make it increasingly difficult for ship operators worldwide to conduct required crew changes. The ILO, shipowners’ and seafarers’ organizations and UN bodies call to end the plight of seafarers and to fully respect seafarers’ rights.

  4. The ILO and UN: The case for multilateralism

    22 September 2020

    Multilateral cooperation is a global insurance system. It needs continuous engagement by everyone to improve the position of the weak and disadvantaged. Learn how the ILO and United Nations have worked together for 75 years to uphold our common good.

  5. Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the catastrophic impact of the lack of social protection coverage for 4 billion people around the world. Social security is a human right and the acute need for social protection is more evident than ever. However, 55% of the global population is completely unprotected. This is linked to insufficient progress in closing social protection financing gaps. Closing these gaps is both necessary and achievable. With concerted political will, we can make social protection for all a reality.

  6. ILO at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

    17 September 2020

    As the international community comes together at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the ILO will be front and centre bringing our expertise on the world of work to tackle the global challenges before us. Here are a few of the events we will be taking part in.

  7. Safe health workers, safe patients

    17 September 2020

    Millions of health workers risk their own health doing their daily work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their safety affects the safety of the patients in their care. Respect for labour rights and decent conditions of work are crucial to give these frontline workers the protection they need to save lives and keep their patients safe.

  8. Play fair for equal pay

    14 September 2020

    Ahead of the first ever International Equal Pay Day on 18 September, World Cup-winning footballer Megan Rapinoe says that diversity, inclusion and pay equity are the keys to building a better world of work.

  9. Workers help clear Beirut explosion wreckage under ILO programme

    09 September 2020

    ILO's Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) creates 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women, in efforts to restore livelihoods and support the clear-up operation in Beirut.

  10. ILO COVID-19 prevention checklist to protect workers in small businesses

    09 September 2020

    The ILO has devised a checklist so that Small and Medium Enterprises can assess their COVID-19 risks and put in place measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

  11. Qatar introduces historic reforms to its labour market

    03 September 2020

    In a historic move, the State of Qatar has introduced major changes to its labour market, opening up a new era for workers and employers in Qatar.

  12. Brou Sonia’s message about child labour

    28 August 2020

    Sonia from Côte d’Ivoire dropped out of school due to family difficulties. With the ILO’s support, she received training to become a hairdresser.

  13. ILO releases checklist to safely reopen accommodation and food services

    28 August 2020

    Many countries are now entering a new phase in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time managing the reopening of the accommodation and food services industries. The ILO has therefore released a practical and participatory checklist to help companies, workers and customers stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 while mitigating the social economic impact of COVID-19.

  14. Monique Flor’s message on child labour

    26 August 2020

    As a child, Monique was sexually, physically and psychologically exploited. Today, she is a survivor. Listen to her appeal for the elimination of child labour.

  15. Hotel executive Kotchaporn shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her work in Thailand

    25 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected Thailand's tourism sector. Hotel executive Kotchaporn describes how her work has changed.

  16. Trinh Ngoc Hoa’s message on child labour

    24 August 2020

    Trinh dropped out of school at a young age and started to work collecting lotus flowers and transporting cucumbers. With the ILO’s support, he is receiving vocational training to become a mechanic. Listen to his message to world leaders about ending child labour.

  17. Joaquín Furriel: Slavery has no place in the modern world!

    24 August 2020

    On International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, actor Joaquín Furriel talks about the stark realities of modern slavery and how the pandemic might lead to more incidences of forced labour and abuse and jeopardize the freedom of those already vulnerable. We have to mobilize citizen and public policy action.

  18. Molly Namirembe’s message on child labour

    20 August 2020

    In this message, Molly talks about her views on the impact of COVID-19 on child labour and calls on leaders around the world to take action.

  19. Yussif Abdulla Abu Al-Nour’s message on child labour

    18 August 2020

    Yussif had to start work at a young age to support his family. Because of COVID-19, he has no access to e-learning. Hear his appeal to world leaders to take action on the elimination of child labour

  20. ILO supports Beirut explosion clearing efforts through decent job creation

    17 August 2020

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th, the International Labour Organization has mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process create decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees.