All ILO Newsroom content

December 2007

  1. Video

    Human trafficking in Moldova: the trade of human misery

    20 December 2007

    In Moldova, desperation, poverty, and high unemployment make young girls and women easy prey for traffickers, who promise them well paid jobs abroad. In a co-production with Rockhopper TV, ILO TV tells the story of Maria, forced to work illegally in Russia.

  2. News

    Heads of five international organizations met in Berlin to work closely together for a Fair Globalization.

    20 December 2007

    Shaping a fair globalization not only requires that governments consult more closely, but also that key international organizations act with greater coherence to achieve jointly set goals. German Chancellor Angela Merkel therefore met in Berlin with the heads of five international organizations-- the ILO, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to discuss fair ground rules for a socially equitable and open global economy.

  3. Video

    The challenge to make chocolate child labour free

    18 December 2007

    There are over a quarter of a million children who work in the cocoa plantations of West Africa. It's hazardous work, which exposes children to highly toxic pesticides. This episode of the BBC World TV series "Survivors Guide" goes to Cameroon, where the International Labour Organization has been working to eliminate child labour from cocoa production and help children return to school. Produced by Rockhopper TV in cooperation with the ILO.

  4. Video

    International Migrants Day - ILO TV reports from Dublin, Ireland where some migrants have fared better than others.

    17 December 2007

    After centuries of poverty and emigration, Ireland has emerged as a Celtic Tiger with a booming economy. New jobs in construction, hotels, restaurants and in agriculture have been filled by migrant workers, but as ILO TV reports from Dublin, some have fared better than others.

  5. Video

    Nigetech: A way out of poverty

    12 December 2007

    In partnership with the European Commission and the ILO, Niger’s Ministry of Labour runs a vocational training programme called Nigetech, so far helping 30,000 people work their way out of poverty. Creating decent work opportunities benefits not only workers in Niger but their extended families as well. (Video in French only.)

  6. News

    Experts from seven South-East European countries discussed the youth employment challenge

    12 December 2007

    Despite increased economic growth, the inability of economies to create enough decent and productive jobs is hitting youth especially hard, experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia concluded at a meeting here on 6 and 7 December.

  7. News

    OSCE-IOM-ILO launch Handbook on Labour Migration for the Mediterranean

    12 December 2007

    ILO together with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are launching a major new tool here today to assist governments and social partners around the Mediterranean to regulate labour migration.

  8. Publication

    Future harvests without child labour

    03 December 2007

    The vast majority of the world’s working children are not toiling in factories and sweatshops or working as domestics or street vendors in urban areas. They are working on farms and plantations, often from sun-up to sundown, planting and harvesting crops, spraying pesticides and tending livestock.

  9. Publication

    Trade union responses to globalization

    03 December 2007

    Significant developments are taking place as unions search for new ways of operating in a globalized world. Andrew Bibby reports on a new study.

  10. Publication

    The 1919 Session of the ILO Governing Body

    03 December 2007

    As this issue of World of Work goes to press, the 300th Session of ILO Governing Body is in progress. What was the first meeting like, in November 1919?