The International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered up with Street Art for Mankind (SAM) to commemorate 100 years with inspirational murals about social justice around the United Nations Headquarters.
The #ILO100Murals, created by world renowned international street artists, set the course for a contemporary Art Walk, in the streets of Midtown Manhattan. They captured key themes of the ILO’s efforts to ensure “decent work” for all, and inspire each one of us to create a better “future of work”.
Five murals were painted in the first week of April following the themes: green jobs, youth
employment, gender equality at work, child labour and forced labour and the future of work. Artists invited were Clandestinos (Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky), Faith 47, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash.
The Art Walk to inaugurate the #ILO100 Murals took place on April 9th 2019 along with artist speeches about their murals and the meanings.
The #ILO100 Art Walk project is made possible thanks to the support from the International Labour
Organisation, as well as the Permanent missions of India and Uganda to the United Nations, Delta Air
Lines, The Westin Grand Central, Navillus Contracting, Durante Rentals, PTC, John and Coleen Landry
and Falcon Tower.
Photo Credit Just a Spectator