Video News Releases

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.

  2. Out of child labour and into education in Viet Nam

    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)

May 2015

  1. Taking child labour out of hazelnut harvesting

    13 May 2015

    Turkey is finding success with coordinated measures to get children out of the hazelnut fields and into school. (Closed Captions available)

March 2015

  1. Disaster Risk Reduction in Fiji

    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)

February 2015

  1. World Radio Day spotlights role of youth

    12 February 2015

    Young Samoans speak out on issues of education, health and unemployment.

January 2015

  1. Empowering women in business and management

    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.

  2. Haiyan: Helping vulnerable communities in Coron with Decent Work

    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.

November 2014

  1. Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    07 November 2014

    Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. Now, a year after Haiyan, people have new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

  2. Haiyan: Planting the Seeds of the recovery

    07 November 2014

    A year after Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as "Yolanda" devastated parts of The Philippines, thousands of people whose lives depend on agriculture are still trying to cope. It wasn't only that farm fields cultivated for years were destroyed; farmers who knew only one way to provide for their families lost their livelihoods. But now there is new hope in the mountains and farm fields devastated by Haiyan. (Video in English with Closed Captions)