23 March 2016
In Kesra, Tunisia, an ILO programme to support the development of disadvantaged areas is stimulating local economic activity. Thanks to a new irrigation system built using a labour-intensive approach, water resources are better managed, the production of figs and other crops has increased, and new jobs have been created in the region. (Closed Captions available)
21 December 2015
Sri Lanka's 26 year civil war not only killed thousands of people; it devastated the economy, ruining lives and destroying livelihoods. Ever since the war ended in 2009, Sri Lankans have been trying to rebuild not only their lives, but also their means of making a living. A new initiative by the ILO is helping them make that happen. (Closed Captions available)
19 August 2015
Tens of thousands of migrants work in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector, but many of them face difficult living and working conditions. The ILO is working to change that, and has established a workers' center in Jordan's largest industrial zone. (Closed Captions available)
22 July 2015
Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.
10 July 2015
Child labour has long-term consequences well after childhood. But in the mountains of northern Viet Nam, there is new hope for children who were once trapped in the cycle of child labour. (Closed Captions available)
13 May 2015
Turkey is finding success with coordinated measures to get children out of the hazelnut fields and into school. (Closed Captions available)
13 March 2015
As the risks posed by climate change become more prevalent, often the people affected the most have the least capacity to adapt to those risks without help. In Fiji, the ILO's Cash for Work programme brought together government, communities and volunteers to help villagers threatened by climate change. The challenge: to move an entire village to higher ground. (Closed captions available)
12 February 2015
Young Samoans speak out on issues of education, health and unemployment.
12 January 2015
There is a growing recognition that women in senior management positions make good business sense yet just five per cent of CEOs are women. Now, companies and employers' organizations are raising awareness of the qualities women bring to leadership positions and that is changing attitudes. An international conference: "Reflecting Global Change: Women in Business and Management" organized by the ILO with the International Finance Corporation and hosted by the Confederation of British Industry is taking place April 28, 2015 in London, UK.
07 January 2015
Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines. And while Tacloban City sustained the most destruction, other more remote places also suffered heavy damage. Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island of Coron. A year after Haiyan, the island's people are gradually restoring some of what was lost, and at the same time, learning new skills and ways to support their families.