1. Working Against Child Labour in Kyrgyzstan

    08 September 2014

    Kyrgyzstan is one of the least developed countries in Central Asia. Poverty is widespread and there is constant migration in search of work, primarily in agriculture. There is also a deep tradition of child labour. But a new initiative to get Kyrgyzstan’s children out of child labour and into education and training is showing results. Now, communities are learning more about the costs of child labour and taking steps to ensure their children have a brighter future.

  2. Combating Child Labour in Central Asia

    08 September 2014

    There is a deep tradition of putting children to work in Central Asia. Across the region, hundreds of thousands of children can be found working in the markets, in agriculture and in dangerous, unsafe conditions. But a new initiative in three countries, in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan is showing promise in changing long held beliefs about child labour and changing's children's lives for the better.

  3. Getting Started (migration in Tajikistan)

    08 September 2014

    Surveys have revealed that about 30% of external labour migrants from Tajikistan have no profession. About 60% of Tajik labour migrants do not work in their area of skills. The lack of skills makes it difficult for these migrants to defend their most fundamental labour rights.Two key agencies, the International Labour Organization and the UN Development Programme with support of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the Government of Japan are cooperating closely to help Tajikistan solve the problem. This film is about a joint ILO and UNDP project “Community Development through Job Creation and Effective Migration Management” being implemented in the Rasht Region, Tajikistan. The film will tell you about the programme and the people it has benefited.

  4. Fair WIND for safety (WIND programme in Kyrgyzstan)

    08 September 2014

    The Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) is the ILO’s training programme that provides practical responses to the special problems of safety and health in agriculture. WIND applies a participatory and action-oriented training approach, designed for rapid and sustainable improvements in farmers' safety, health, living and working conditions. WIND is very much reliant on, and responsive to, farmers' own initiatives, knowledge and resources. This film is about WIND programme in the Kyrgyz Republic.

  5. A frank dialogue in an "Open Space"

    08 September 2014

    In June 2009 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a two-day "Open Space" session in which young women and young men, employed, unemployed, with different education, met with policy-makers to discuss most challenging issues in the field of education, career guidance, employment and to develop clear proposals for improving the labour market for young people. The decision makers were so impressed with the volume and quality of the proposals and simply said "Wow!".

  6. My Skills, My Future

    08 September 2014

    The dream of many young people is to have higher education. Others believe the best jobs are out of the country. Too few look at the real opportunities in the country. But it is not easy, as ILO's school-to-work transition surveys reveals that it takes youth on average a year to find employment and in many cases this is not at all the dream job.

  7. Lessons for the Adults to Learn

    01 July 2014

    The video "Lessons for the Adults to Learn" contains basic info on HIV and AIDS, replies from the workers on basic questions concerning the disease, and stories of people living with HIV.

  8. Cartoon on Adressing HIV Workplace Stigma and Discrimination

    27 June 2014

    The Cartoon on addressing HIV workplace stigma and discrimination focuses on possible ways of violation of the rights of workers living with HIV and provides basic approaches on addressing HIV and AIDS at the workplaces based on the ILO Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No200).

  9. Breaking barriers: Letting people with disabilities into the labour market (full version)

    28 September 2012

    After the break up of the Soviet Union, life for many people in Armenia changed radically and new opportunities opened up for many. But for people with disabilities, it was not the case. During the Soviet period, they found work inside a closed system of “social enterprises.” Now they are truly “invisible” in the workforce. The ILO’s pilot project in Armenia is breaking down old stereotypes about disability as well as the barriers that keep them from work.