Video interviews

September 2021

  1. Marlee Matlin: "We sign for Human Rights"

    23 September 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated already difficult situations for persons with disabilities. On International Day of Sign Languages, actor Marlee Matlin & the ILO say: “We Sign for #HumanRights” and call for an inclusive, rights-based future of work.

  2. Equal Pay for better and fairer future

    18 September 2021

    Women are still paid less than men. The Covid19 crisis is widening the gender pay gap. On International Equal Pay Day, former USA VolleyBall Women's National Team Player Cassidy Lichtman and current member of USA Volleyball Board of Directors joins the ILO to amplify the call for pay equity. A better Future of Work means Equal Pay for work of equal value.

August 2021

  1. Maggie Nichols: Protect youth rights and voices

    12 August 2021

    Job markets, education and even sports became challenging for youth during the Covid19 crisis. On International Youth Day, US top gymnast and NCAA Inspiration Award Winner Maggie Nichols joins the ILO to call for better protection of youth rights and voices in the recovery process.

  2. Go for the goal: Decent Jobs for Youth

    12 August 2021

    On International Youth Day, French football legend and winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Christian Karembeu, stands with the ILO to call for more and better Decent Jobs For Youth, particularly in times of COVID19. “We need to save their dreams and help them achieve their goals”, Karembeu says.

June 2021

  1. Domestic workers are essential care workers

    16 June 2021

    Marking the 10th anniversary of ILO Convention No. 189, academy award-winning director, Alfonso Cuarón calls for stronger protection of the rights of domestic workers. Convention 189 has been hailed as a breakthrough for the tens of millions of domestic workers around the world.

  2. Let’s step up to protect domestic workers’ rights

    16 June 2021

    The pandemic highlighted the critical role of care workers such as domestic workers. However, the majority of these workers are in the informal economy. They continue to suffer from poor working conditions, lack of income insurance, employment support and medical care. Ten years ago, the ILO adopted Convention No. 189 that granted their labour rights. Yet, there is a lot of ground to cover to recognize domestic workers as essential service providers.

April 2021

  1. Solidarity is key to our common survival and prosperity

    30 April 2021

    In a statement issued to mark May Day, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls on workers, employers, governments, international organizations and all who are committed to building back better, to join forces to bring in a world of work with justice and dignity for all.

  2. Lokua Kanza: We can all act to ensure a better future for our children

    09 April 2021

    Congolese singer and songwriter, Lokua Kanza, will be one of the judges of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative’s global music competition, launched by the youth music organization Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) in collaboration with the ILO. He says it’s time to act to ensure a better future for children, and called on musicians to raise awareness of child labour by taking part in the competition, which closes on 12 April.

  3. Juan Diego Flórez: Music offers hope to children

    07 April 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by celebrated opera singer, Juan Diego Flórez.

March 2021

  1. Make the eradication of modern slavery a political priority

    23 March 2021

    As we celebrate the 50th ratification of the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, activist and 50 for Freedom champion, Leonardo Sakamoto, calls on governments to make the eradication of modern slavery a political priority.