Video News Releases

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.

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.

  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.