Videos

  1. SRI LANKA REBUILDS AFTER THE TSUNAMI

    20 January 2005

    As well as claiming countless lives, the Asian tsunami left behind devastated economies in its wake. The International Labour Organization’s JobsNet project assesses the impact on employment, identifying pressing needs for repair of workplaces and reconstruction. ILO TV sent this report from Sri Lanka.

  2. Gilberto Gil Against Child Labour

    06 January 2005

    Brazil's minister of culture, Gilberto Gil, brings his musical talents to the fight against child labour. Directed by the Brazilian film-maker, Fernando Meirelles (O2 Films), Gilberto Gil sings a special version of a famous Brazilian song, written by Paulo Tatit, "Comida" (Food) from the Pop Group Titãs. He performs alongside children who have been withdrawn from work and who are beneficiaries of the Brazilian Programme to Combat Child Labour (PETI). This public service announcement was produced by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Brazilian Ministries of Culture and Social Development.

  3. WOMEN MECHANICS IN NEW DELHI

    08 December 2004

    A new report from the International Labour Office says that despite the fact that more people are employed today than ever before, half the world’s workers live below US$2.00 a day, unable to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The reason is not for lack of jobs but the lack of productive jobs. ILO TV explains:

  4. UGANDA AGOA GIRLS

    03 December 2004

    In Uganda, a parliamentary commission has been investigating events surrounding a strike of more than 200 young women at a foreign-owned textiles factory. The “Agoa girls”, as they have become known, protested outside Parliament about working conditions and their right to join a union. As ILO TV now reports, the women have raised awareness of the role of trade unions and rights in the workplace, in a country where labour disputes are rare.

  5. CAMBODIA GARMENT WORKERS

    16 September 2004

    Women are entering the global labour force in record numbers, according to a new report from the International Labour Office, but they still face higher unemployment rates, lower wages and make up 60 percent of the working poor. They are overwhelmingly represented, and some would say, exploited, in low-paying jobs in the garment industry – but that may change with a little help from Cambodia’s Government and some star power. ILO TV reports:

  6. ILO Public Service Announcement on Child Labour

    15 September 2004

    ILO public service announcement (PSA) on child labour as aired on Sony Entertainment Channel and SETMAX (Indian channels) before and during the highlights of the International Cricket Conference Champions Trophy 2004.

  7. HIV/AIDS at the Workplace

    01 September 2004

    The ILO TV public service announcement: 'HIV/AIDS at the Workplace', was aired on the Indian channel SONY SETMAX during the highlights of the International Cricket Conference Champions Trophy 2004.

  8. Bangladesh: Minding her own business

    13 August 2004

    In tribal areas of Bangladesh, women generally follow a traditional way of life and it’s the men who go out to work or go into commerce. But increasing numbers of women are getting help from programmes supported by the International Labour Organization and setting up and running their own businesses, ILO TV now reports.

  9. THAILAND : AIDS IN THE WORKPLACE

    20 July 2004

    Access for all has been the theme of the AIDS conference in Bangkok this week. According to a new report from the International Labour Office, most of those infected are of working age, and some companies are finding that the workplace may be an effective way to reach those with HIV and their families. ILO TV reports:

  10. COAL MINING IN INDONESIA

    12 July 2004

    Coal mining is a difficult, dangerous job, rarely associated with good labour relations. But at one of the largest mines in Indonesia, natural resources are being exploited by a human resources director who puts people first. She enlisted the help of the International Labour Organization in training workers about their rights. As ILO TV now reports, the mine has seen output soar.

  11. MONITORING CHILD LABOUR IN CAMBODIA

    01 July 2004

    In Cambodia, a system of factory monitors has virtually eliminated child labour in the textile industry. It’s partly down to a unique partnership with the government, employers, and the International Labour Organization. ILO TV reports on the difference it has made to the life of one young girl, Sok Keng.

  12. SECURITY GUARD IN UGANDA

    24 June 2004

    All African women work. Very few women work in formal workplaces. Even fewer expect to keep their job when they have a baby, much less get maternity leave. But that is not the case for a group of women security guards in Uganda. As ILO TV reports, in an industry where it’s a surprise to find women at work, both workers and employer are finding advantages in unionization and maternity leave.

  13. The real story of Cinderella: Children in domestic labour

    11 June 2004

    All children are encouraged to lend a hand at home. But a new report from the International Labour Organization, or ILO, highlights the plight of the millions of youngsters who are exploited in domestic service. ILO TV tells the real story of Cinderella.

  14. H&M IN CAMBODIA

    17 May 2004

    In Cambodia, a company supplying garments for big name brands such as H&M has shown that improving working conditions can increase productivity. Globalisation means that factories have to respond fast to the demands of the fashion business, but as ILO TV reports, in labour relations, Archid garments is setting the trend.

  15. BANGLADESH GARMENT WORKERS: A CUT ABOVE THE REST

    22 April 2004

    Millions of women in developing countries work in the garment industry, sewing clothes which are exported the world over. But the better paid jobs are often the preserve of men. The International Labour Organization promotes rights in the workplace and an end to sex discrimination. ILO TV now reports from a factory in Bangladesh where women are proving they, too, can be a cut above the rest.

  16. NEW FORMULAS FOR CHEMICAL SAFETY

    08 April 2004

    This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Bhopal chemicals plant disaster, following which some 20,000 people died. The International Labour Organization estimates that of the two million work-related fatalities each year, nearly a quarter (439,999) are caused by chemicals. Today, World Day for Safety and Health at Work (April 28), ILO TV reports on how the Bhopal disaster has led to measures to promote safety in the workplace.

  17. CROATIA: PLAYING TO LOCAL STRENGTHS

    03 February 2004

    While countries struggle to come to terms with globalization, there’s a need for development strategies to help boost the economy and create jobs. As ILO TV now reports from Croatia, there’s a growing consensus that traditional, top-down development policies have failed to deliver, and there’s increasing interest in local economic development.

  18. HERO SUPERMARKET/INDONESIA

    26 January 2004

    Indonesia recently held its first direct presidential elections, but having a say in their own future extends to the workplace as well.

  19. A FAIR GLOBALIZATION

    09 January 2004

    A groundbreaking report about the causes and consequences of globalization is calling for an “urgent rethink” of current world trade policies, switching the focus to meeting people’s needs in the communities in which they live. The World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization says globalization must change its course if its benefits are to be felt by everyone. ILO TV explains:

  20. Ugandan salt mining

    16 December 2003

    Fighting poverty and creating jobs is high on the agenda as African labour ministers, employers and workers meet this week in Addis Ababa for a major regional meeting of the International Labour Organization. It’s easy to see why they are concerned: half of Africa’s population, over 300 million people live in extreme poverty. Faced with no other option, the poor will do almost anything to make a living, often outside the protections of a formal workplace. But sometimes that very living threatens their lives as ILO TV reports.