Videos

2020

  1. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  2. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  3. Green Entrepreneurship and a Just Transition in the Auto-Waste Sector in Fiji

    23 July 2020

    A brief look at how the auto industry sectors in Fiji can transition to a greener economy and what are the constrains to do this.

  4. ILO Toolkit for Quality Apprenticeships - Vol. 2

    15 July 2020

    The toolkit offers comprehensive, practical guidance to developing and implementing apprenticeship programmes.

  5. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.

  6. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  7. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

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    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  9. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  10. COVID-19 Pandemic: Youth and Trade unions in digital work

    26 May 2020

    Since 2000, the development of technologies has seen an increase in the number of digital work and digital labour platforms in both developing and developed countries. At the same, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictive lockdown measures, many organizations have resorted to teleworking, which is a form of digital work.

  11. Youth hit hard by COVID-19’s economic fallout

    17 April 2020

    Crises fall hardest on the most vulnerable. When it comes to the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, young people are more likely to feel the pinch harder.

  12. Insights on achieving full and productive employment

    17 March 2020

    Interviews recorded during the ILO Employment Policy Research Symposium: The Future of Full Employment, held in December 2019 at ILO/HQ.

  13. Promoting gender-responsive employment policies

    03 March 2020

    Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. Economic policies can be a major force in support of a range of social objectives including social justice and gender equality.

2019

  1. Earthquake victims get gravity-fed water supply in Papua New Guinea

    13 December 2019

    A ILO-Japan funded partnership infrastructure project is helping earthquake-affected communities in the Nipa district to access clean drinking water.

  2. Demanding Just Transition for Pacific Young workers and employers

    04 December 2019

    As the world engages at COP25 to discuss climate change, young workers and employers from the pacific express their concerns and priorities to achieve a just transition for decent work. They are concerned as future leaders of workers and employers organizations and are at the frontline of the impact of climate change.

  3. Employment and Peacebuilding for ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon

    06 October 2019

    Under the framework of the ILO/UNDP/UNICEF project, entitled “Employment and Peacebuilding: Building Bridges Amongst ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund, the ILO provided Lebanese and Syrian refugee youth with non-financial and financial support for the establishment of Lebanese-Syrian joint-income generating initiatives as a way to create employment opportunities and decrease tension among host communities and Syrian refugees.

  4. Highlights from the World Employment Programme: Past, present and future event (Short version)

    25 July 2019

    The event, held on 4 June 2019, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of the World Employment Programme (WEP) and its contributions to the work of the ILO and its members. It also provided an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the past to influence present and future approaches.

  5. The World Employment Programme: Interview with Jack Martin

    25 July 2019

    Jack Martin, Former ILO Assistant Director-General, describes the unique features of the World Employment Programme and shares lessons learned.

  6. The World Employment Programme: Interview with Louis Emmerij

    25 July 2019

    In an interview conducted last year, Louis Emmerij described the unique role the World Employment Programme (WEP) played in the evolution of the ILO's history and how lessons learned from this experience could provide pointers in shaping a future employment agenda. Mr. Emmerij, a leading figure in international development policy and research, was the Director of the WEP from 1971 to 1976, and gave the interview during an event held in June of 2019 to mark the programme's 50th anniversary. He passed away on 26 November 2019 at the age of 84.

  7. Highlights from the World Employment Programme: Past, present and future event

    25 July 2019

    The event, held on 4 June 2019, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of the World Employment Programme (WEP) and its contributions to the work of the ILO and its members. It also provided an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the past to influence present and future approaches.