09 June 2008
In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Nargis hitting Myanmar the focus was inevitably on humantarian relief and the aid operation. Now attention is shifting to the longer term, and issues such as whether the next rice harvest can be saved and food shortages averted, and what measures need to be taken to stop forced labour being used in reconstruction work. The prevention of forced labour is at the heart of the ILO's mandate in Myanmar. The ILO's Liaison Officer for Myanmar, Steve Marshall, has been in Geenva, reporting to the International Labour Conference on the situation. As he prepares to return to Yangon, Sophy Fisher asked him what he thought the longer term effects of the cyclone disaster would be, in terms of the ILO's work.
27 February 2008
Roger Plant, Head of the ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour; Brent Wilton, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Organization of Employers; and Neil Kearney, General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation speak at a press conference during the Vienna Forum Against Human Trafficking, showing strong support for a global alliance to abolish forced labour by 2015.
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.
08 May 2007
10 January 2006
How does someone get caught in the trap of forced labour? From the rainforests of Peru to the meat factories of Germany, ILO TV tells the stories of men and women forced to labour, and shows what is being done globally to combat this modern day slavery.
14 February 2002
The trafficking of children from country to country is seen as one of the worst forms of child labour, according to the International Labour Organization. As ILO TV now reports from Greece, youngsters often end up working and living on the streets, but the reasons behind the phenomenon - and the children’s legal situation - are complex.
01 January 2002
Human trafficking is a problem that touches just about every country in the world. Women and children, shipped out of their own country for the purposes of slavery and sexual exploitation; what are the circumstances that lead them to this plight? What are the prospects for their future? Full-length duration: 29 minutes.
18 September 2001
Trafficking of women and children is a major problem in South-East Asia. While many of them willingly agree to leave home to work in another country, they are all too often tricked into taking jobs in the sex industry or other exploitative work, against their will. The Thai Government and the International Labour Organization are trying to rescue these victims of forced labour as we see in this report from ILO TV.
01 May 2000
Everyday millions of people around the world are forced to labour under inhumane conditions with the threat of violence or abuse. This documentary examines specific examples of the global phenomenon of forced labour such as slavery, bonded labour, human trafficking and coercive recruitment and the socio economic conditions that allow it to persist. Full-length duration: 30 minutes.