Video News Releases

November 2016

  1. How permanent contracts can mean higher productivity

    14 November 2016

    Around the world, companies are increasingly using temporary employment for permanent tasks. According to a new report from the ILO, many workers in "non-standard employment" earn less, have less social protection and often cycle between temporary employment and unemployment. But some companies are finding that giving workers security through permanent contracts can also deliver a strong competitive advantage.

August 2016

  1. Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga

    12 August 2016

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people in Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 young people have benefited from apprenticeships, and professional and entrepreneurship training to support their integration into the workforce. (Closed Captions available)

July 2016

  1. New opportunities, new perceptions: A wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    15 July 2016

    Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them. (Closed Captioning available)

June 2016

  1. A new market for Sidi Bouzid

    14 June 2016

    The new covered market in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid is expected to create better working conditions for vendors.

  2. The road to eliminating child labour in Zambia

    08 June 2016

    In Zambia, the ILO’s ARISE programme is fighting to reduce child labour through education and training. The programme is helping to eliminate child labour in supply chains by addressing the economic and social factors that encourage small producers to employ children in hazardous work.

May 2016

  1. Syrian refugees in Turkey train for better jobs with their host communities

    23 May 2016

    Syrian refugees and members of the host community are taking part in Turkish language courses and vocational training programmes to increase their employability. These programmes in Turkey are being implemented by local partners with support from the ILO to improve livelihoods and decent work opportunities for both communities. (Closed Captions available)

March 2016

  1. Water and jobs for Tunisia

    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)

December 2015

  1. Sri Lankans rebuild livelihoods with new skills

    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)

August 2015

  1. A centre for migrant workers in Jordan

    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)

July 2015

  1. Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery

    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.