Videos

  1. Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq

    24 January 2023

    Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.

  2. Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development

    18 January 2023

    A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.

  3. Policy dialogue on access of refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities to Iraq’s labour market

    21 December 2022

    ILO and UNHCR organised a policy dialogue to discuss the findings of a new ILO report, which examines the access of refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members to the labour market.

  4. 2022: Advancing social justice in a world in crisis

    21 December 2022

    As 2022 comes to a close, the ILO looks back on its efforts to promote a human-centred recovery and advance social justice during a year of many firsts.

  5. What future of work do young people from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States hope for?

    07 December 2022

    Check out this video played to government, worker and employer representatives at the opening of ILO’s the Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore.

  6. Everyone would be welcome at my shop

    02 December 2022

    'There should be no discrimination'. Thanakorn Suddai, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to open a barber shop and welcome everyone.

  7. I have got a chance to learn like everyone else

    02 December 2022

    Sakkarin Rinrum, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to pursue a career in hairdressing. Join us on International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote youth employability and decent work for all.

  8. The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    28 November 2022

    The Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) brings together representatives of governments, employers' and workers' organizations from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states.

  9. Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women

    25 November 2022

    This video introduces the ILO-USDOL project that aims to improve the rights of workers in the rural sector in Indonesia and the Philippines especially for women workers.

  10. Reducing Vulnerability in Lao People's Democratic Republic

    23 November 2022

    Noudthong Alounthong, ILO National Project Coordinator in Lao PDR, explains how the SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health for coffee and tea workers.

  11. How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

  12. How did the ILO perform during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    03 November 2022

    This comprehensive evaluation of the ILO’s response in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic does not only show how the organization performed during the crisis but also provides the only full and objective account of this chapter in ILO’s history. The independent, high-level, evaluation documents what worked well and where challenges were faced both at the institutional and substantive response level. As such it provides analysis that will be critical to ensuring that the ILO is well positioned to meet challenges posed by future crises.

  13. "The Global Coalition for Social Justice is a very important initiative"

    13 October 2022

    The Chairperson of the 346th session of the ILO Governing Body and Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, Claudia Fuentes Julio, talks about her work as Chairperson and the issues to be discussed at the fall session of the Governing Body, in an interview with the head of the ILO's Department of Communication and Public Information, Martin Murphy.

  14. Decent work, the foundation of social justice

    07 October 2022

    Decent work is productive work that delivers a fair income, rights, social protection and supports sustainable economic growth. It is a source of dignity and the foundation of peace, social justice, greater equality and is at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Find out more about how ILO promotes decent work.

  15. ILO standards improve maritime workers' protection

    25 September 2022

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.

  16. US Pro Golfer Lizette Salas calls for gender pay equality

    16 September 2022

    Globally, women continue to be underpaid compared to men. On International Equal Pay Day, US LPGA Star Lizette Salas joins the ILO to amplify the call for equal gender pay in sports and in society.

  17. One in every 150 people are trapped in modern slavery

    12 September 2022

    Almost 50 million people were living in modern slavery in 2021, either forced to work against their will or in a marriage that they were forced into, according to Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  18. ILO in action: People helping people

    19 August 2022

    World Humanitarian Day was created to shine a light on those who work in all parts of the world – including remote and dangerous areas – to deliver help and improve the lives and prospects of local populations. Their dedication plays an essential role in reducing poverty and inequality and building better futures for communities worldwide. Among these humanitarian workers are hundreds of ILO experts, committed to improving working conditions and establishing the decent work needed to underpin a more sustainable future for us all.

  19. Youth highlight importance of skills development for a better future

    12 August 2022

    On the occasion of International Youth Day, young women and men from Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon and refugees living in these countries, share their experiences and hopes for the future. ILO PROSPECTS is supporting them to build new skills for successful careers in their communities.

  20. Two years on from the Beirut blast, how ILO helped create jobs and a safer city

    04 August 2022

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th 2020, the International Labour Organization mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process created decent jobs and hope for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. The Organization continues to work with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city. Find out more: www.ilo.org/lebanon