Videos and Photos


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    Youth employment advocacy in the Pacific

    06 February 2012

    Promoting youth employment in the Pacific.

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    APYouthNet Podcast #3 (December 2011) -

    11 January 2012

    In this 3rd APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panellists discussed the topic of "Youth Employment and Gender in Asia-Pacific- Closing the Gap". Expert panelists comprised: Ms Nelien Haspels (ILO Sr. Specialist on Gender and Women Workers issues); Ms Soonyata Mianlamai (recent graduate from Thailand's Chulalongkorn University); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist).


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    Decent work for domestic workers - ILO and SM Cinema

    25 December 2011

    A public service message of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines in partnership with SM Cinema, the largest cinema exhibitor in the Philippines, highlights domestic workers as workers with rights like others and that decent and productive work starts at home. The 30-second message was featured in 38 digital theatres of SM Cinema nationwide. Seen through the eyes of a child, the message featured two domestic workers as they provide support and care for families, but not within the same working and living conditions. The message supports the Philippines in its commitment to protect the welfare of domestic workers.

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    Video: Building a Sustainable Future with Decent Work in Asia and the Pacific

    04 December 2011

    Economically, the Asia-Pacific region has performed impressively in recent years. But the austerity measures in Europe and contracting consumer markets in the United States – Asia’s two largest export markets - are threatening the region’s continued growth. Growing unrest among the region’s massive, under-employed youth population and persisting unfair distribution of economic gains are challenges that must also be addressed. The ILO and its constituents in government, employer and worker organizations are trying to find a common approach that benefits all.

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    Video: Coordinated Macroeconomic, Employment and Social Protection Policies in Asia and the Pacific

    04 December 2011

    A post-crisis, macroeconomic framework that supports more inclusive and balanced growth requires a renewed commitment to full employment as a core macroeconomic policy goal. Trade and investment policies can work together with tax and social protection systems to support employment, and ensure that the benefits of growth and productivity are shared more widely. Some of the ways forward are the creation of a basic social protection floor and public employment guarantee schemes targeting the unemployed and working poor.

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    Video: Productive Employment, Sustainable Enterprises and Skills Development in Asia and the Pacific

    04 December 2011

    Even before the current series of economic and jobs crises the quality of jobs being generated was a cause for concern. Unless this issue is addressed it will not be possible to rebalance growth in the region effectively. Non-standard and informal employment, offering low pay and poor working conditions, have grown steadily and are contributing to growing inequalities in incomes. Closer attention is needed to reducing poverty, creating productive employment and social and economic mobility, with particular attention given to the needs of young people. The formal economy can be expanded in low and middle income economies in the region, and an enabling environment with support for sustainable enterprises is possible. Increasing investment in human resources and improving working conditions with and through engagement of the social partners can play an important role in this process.

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    Video: Rights at Work and Social Dialogue in Asia and the Pacific

    04 December 2011

    Throughout the region increasing numbers of collective and individual disputes are creating strain on dispute resolution mechanisms. Underpinning any solution must be a system that delivers more equitable growth. For this to happen, the region's future development must be based around adherence to international labour standards - including core and governance Conventions, respect for fundamental principles and rights at work, and effective mechanisms supporting dialogue, voice and organizational rights. Reducing informality of work, regulating the employment relationship and targeting persistent discrimination are ways forward. Improved productivity can be linked to better wages, using effective labour market institutions and social dialogue, and measures to ensure that workers have sufficient leverage in determining and protecting standards of living.

  6. Video News Release

    Video: Working Together to Share in the Asia-Pacific Region’s Productivity and Prosperity

    04 December 2011

    There’s good news in the global economic crisis. While the rest of the world’s economies grew just 3% in 2010, economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region more than doubled that. But there’s a hidden story behind the successes of Asia’s booming economies. Joblessness, especially youth unemployment, persists throughout the region. The ILO and its constituents in government, business and workers organizations are working to change that.

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    APYouthNet Podcast #2 (November 2011) - The Lost Generation - Youth Unemployment in Asia and the Pacific

    02 December 2011

    In this second APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panellists discussed the topic of "The Lost Generation-Youth Unemployment in Asia and the Pacific" with the APYouthNet Community. For this second programme the expert panel in the APYouthNet studio were: Mr Habib Millwala (labour economist); Ms Fai Lamubol (recent graduate from Thailand's Chulalongkorn University); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth Employment Specialist)

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    Social dialogue in the water utilities sector

    01 December 2011

    Demand for safe water continues to grow around the world. The International Labour Organization has launched an Action Programme on Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Water Utilities Sector in the Philippines as a response to the increasing demand of improving efficiency of water utilities in the country. The video highlights the crucial role of enabling employers and workers alongside the government through social dialogue to make water utilities more accessible to the public.