Video interviews

August 2020

  1. Haile Gebrselassie: Give young people a say in COVID-19 policy responses

    13 August 2020

    Haile Gebrselassie, the World and Olympic long-distance running champion, speaks about the brutal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people, and the need to involve them in designing policies to build a better future for youth at work.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

July 2020

  1. Wagner Moura: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020

    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. Learn more about the new ILO media toolkit on forced labour and fair recruitment: https://bit.ly/ILOMediaEngagement

June 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.