Videos and Photos


  1. Video

    Indonesia: Introducing the World of Work through Entrepreneurship

    15 April 2009

    This short film illustrates the initiatives and efforts, with support from the ILO, taken by the Career Assistance Centre (CAC) of the University of Surabaya in Surabaya, East Java, to help young people to choose a suitable career and to assist the Provincial Manpower Office in developing facilities for job seekers. It shows their efforts to assist young people in seeking job opportunities online and to develop professional job applications.

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    Combating HIV/AIDS on the big screen in China

    15 April 2009

    It's the biggest movement of people in history. According to official estimates some 200 million people in China are migrant workers – that is about 15 per cent of the country's population. And what is more they are amongst the most vulnerable to contracting HIV/AIDS.

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    Indonesia: Unlocking the Potentials - Profile of a Young Entrepreneur

    05 April 2009

    This short film tells the story of young entrepreneur, Wahyu Aditya. Winner of the 2007 International Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award from the British Council, the film captures his journey to become a successful entrepreneur of a film animation company, Hello;Motion. It shows the challenges he faced, the strategies he applied, his hopes and dreams for the future, and his aim to inspire other young people.


  1. Microfinance press conference

    Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia address the press during Microfinance Forum

    02 October 2008

    The founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Muhammad Yunus, joined Mr. Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office, Jean Zwahlen, Chairman of the World Microfinance Forum Geneva, and Ivan Pictet, Chairman of the Geneva Financial Centre, at a press conference at the first symposium of the World Microfinance Forum Geneva taking place this week.

  2. Video

    Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples in Nepal

    06 August 2008

    There are over fifty recognized groups of indigenous peoples in Nepal, who comprise about 40 per cent of the total population. They include the Bote people whose traditional way of life has been threatened ever since the lands where they lived and fished were turned into the Chitwan National Park and it was made illegal for them to enter. Nepal's ratification of the ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples is a step forward towards the promotion and protection of rights for the Bote and other indigenous peoples.

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    Creating Change - Responding to the HIV epidemic at work

    24 July 2008

    'Creating change' features success stories in addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace with a special focus on behaviour change programmes. It highlights the key role of ministries of Labour, employers' and workers' organizations in creating an enabling environment by strengthening the national policy and legal framework to address stigma and discrimination, and support workplace interventions.

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    Protecting Maternity in Cambodia’s Textile Factories

    14 July 2008

    Many women in Cambodia risk losing their jobs when they become pregnant. But most textile factories monitored by the ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia programme now offer maternity protection to their employees. For Ros Kimsreng, she now has the opportunity of keeping a good job and providing for her family’s future.

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    Japanese journalist wins first ITC-ILO Journalistic Prize

    04 June 2008

    Misako Hida, a journalist based in New York, accepted a prize today for her news article: "The Land of Karoshi". The prize was awarded by the International Training Center and the International Labour Organization to recognize the best story on labour rights. "Karoshi" is a Japanese term meaning "death from overwork". In Japan an estimated 5,000 suicides per year are the result of depression caused by overwork. Zohreh Tabatabai, Director of Communication at the ILO, and François Eyraud, Executive Director of the International Training Centre, presented Misako Hido with the prize.

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    A Banker for Sri Lankan Women: Rupa Manel Silva

    02 April 2008

    A new report from the International Labour Organization shows that economic empowerment for women is vital for equal participation of women and men in the labour market and equal access to obtaining decent work. In Sri Lanka, Rupa Manel Silva is leading the way with a bank run by women for women.

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    Global economic turbulence to spur unemployment increase, says new ILO report

    24 January 2008

    The new ILO Global Employment Trends 2008 report says market turmoil, rising oil prices and credit uncertainty could leave 5 million more unemployed this year.