15 June 2010
The government of Brazil has signed a series of agreements with the ILO, Timor Leste, Haiti and the United States as part of its on-going efforts to promote technical cooperation between nations. The agreements include a Joint Declaration on Combating Child Labour, a project on Social Protection, a programme on Forced Labour and Green Jobs, and a programme to strengthen workers’ organizations capacity in Africa. The Brazilian government was represented, among others, by Mr Marco Farani, Director of the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation, ABC, and Mr Carlos Lupi, Minister of Labour and Employment.
A Tripartite Approach for the Prevention of Bonded Labour in India: An Interview with Anil Swarup, from the Indian Ministry of Labour
06 December 2009
In an interview with the ILO, Anil Swarup discusses the current situation of bonded labour in India. He talks about the actions taken by the ILO and the Indian government, including efforts to converge ongoing government schemes to assist potential victims of bonded labour. Anil Swarup is the Director General (Labour Welfare) of the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment.
23 June 2009
Aired on CNN World Report, ILO TV travels to Italy where a special unit of the Carabinieri is tracking down perpetrators of human trafficking and forced labour.
12 May 2009
This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in “sweatshops”, trafficking in human beings and works towards the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.
12 May 2009
Forced Labour costs USD 20 billion per year - Roger Plant, Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour, explains the financial as well as moral reasons why governments throughout the world must crack down on forced labour.
15 April 2009
Driven by extreme poverty in their home countries, thousands of female migrant workers go each year to the Arab States in order to earn enough money to support their families. What they find there is sometimes not what they expected. A film directed by Carol Mansour and funded by Caritas Sweden, the Netherlands Embassy in Beirut and the ILO depicts the gamble these women take when they decide to leave their families and go to work in Lebanon.
18 December 2008
Living in a poor rural area of Moldova, 17-year old Maria grabbed the chance for a better life when a family friend promised her lucrative work abroad. Instead she found herself doing forced labour on a farm in Russia, with no passport or money to get back home. Breaking this cycle of human trafficking will involve improving decent work prospects for Moldavians at home, as ILO TV reports.
01 December 2008
Roger Plant, Head of the ILO Special Action Programme combatting Forced Labour, talks about modern day slavery in today's global economy.
14 August 2008
The four minute ‘bounce-to-the-beat’ hip hop track, sung in English interspersed with three local Zambian languages, warns young people of the illegal trade in human beings and of how traffickers lure their victims with false promises of a ‘better life’.
11 July 2008
The ILO TV story "Child Trafficking in Burkina Faso" has won the 2008 CNN World Report Award for "Best Business Report". Selected from over 70 nominations from more than 40 contributors, the report highlights ILO efforts to prevent children from being trafficked in Burkina Faso.