Videos

2015

  1. Syrian refugees, working informally and under harsh conditions, increase pressure on Jordan’s Labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of high numbers of refugees has put further strain on infrastructure, resources and public services like education and health care, and increased competition for already scarce jobs in some sectors.

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    ILO ready to ratchet up operations in Nepal

    06 May 2015

    Interview with the Director of the ILO office in Kathmandu, following the worst earthquake in the country over the last 80 years.

  3. From Prevention to Protection of Workers: The role of Trade Unions

    28 April 2015

    The right on health and safety workplace is a fundamental human right and decent work implies safe work. As one of the key actors in the world of work, trade unions have an active role to play in building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health, both at national and workplace levels.

  4. Right to strike: What are the experiences from Pakistan?

    31 March 2015

    The right to strike is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Mohammad Zahoor Awan, General Secretary of the Pakistan Workers ‘Federation (PWF) explains the challenges related to right to strike in South Asia. Mr. Awan also highlights the experiences from Pakistan on the right to strike.

  5. Right to strike: What are the experiences from the United Kingdom?

    31 March 2015

    The right to strike is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Sam Gurney, Director of strategy of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) explains the challenges related to right to strike in Europe. Mr. Gurney also highlights the experiences from the United Kingdom on the right to strike.

  6. Labour Migration: What are the experiences from Nepal?

    31 March 2015

    One of the ILO’s predominant concerns since its inception has been with the protection of migrant workers. In this interview, Binda Pandey, Member of governing council of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT)) explains the challenges related to the implementation of the ILO Fair Migration Agenda. Ms. Pandey also highlights the experiences from Nepal about the protection of migrant workers.

  7. Unacceptable forms of work:What challenges for workers' organizations?

    31 March 2015

    Protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work is one of the topics of discussion at the 323rd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 12 to 27 March 2015. In this interview, Bheki Ntshalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), explains the challenges related to unacceptable forms of work. Mr. Ntshalintshali also highlights the South African experience on protecting workers from unacceptable forms of work.

  8. Trailer of the Massive Open Online Course "Workers' Rights in the Global Economy"

    30 March 2015

    The Global Labour University launches a free Massive Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy .

  9. The role of trade unions in the ILO supervisory mechanisms

    30 March 2015

    In this series of lectures, Beatriz Vacotto introduces you to the functioning of the supervisory mechanisms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and how trade unions can use them to push for the implementation of International Labour Standards in their countries. Beatriz Vacotto is a Senior Specialist for International Labour Standards at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO. If you want to learn more about instruments and mechanisms for promoting Global Workers’ Rights you can join the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on www.iversity.org starting on 1 June 2015. The course will be open for enrolment up from 16 March 2015.

  10. The ILO special supervisory mechanisms: the Committee on Freedom of Association

    30 March 2015

    In this series of lectures, Beatriz Vacotto introduces you to the functioning of the supervisory mechanisms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and how trade unions can use them to push for the implementation of International Labour Standards in their countries. Beatriz Vacotto is a Senior Specialist for International Labour Standards at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO. If you want to learn more about instruments and mechanisms for promoting Global Workers’ Rights you can join the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on www.iversity.org starting on 1 June 2015. The course will be open for enrolment up from 16 March 2015.

  11. The ILO regular supervisory mechanism

    30 March 2015

    In this series of lectures, Beatriz Vacotto introduces you to the functioning of the supervisory mechanisms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and how trade unions can use them to push for the implementation of International Labour Standards in their countries. Beatriz Vacotto is a Senior Specialist for International Labour Standards at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO. If you want to learn more about instruments and mechanisms for promoting Global Workers’ Rights you can join the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on www.iversity.org starting on 1 June 2015. The course will be open for enrolment up from 16 March 2015.

  12. The ILO special supervisory mechanisms: representations and complaints

    30 March 2015

    In this series of lectures, Beatriz Vacotto introduces you to the functioning of the supervisory mechanisms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and how trade unions can use them to push for the implementation of International Labour Standards in their countries. Beatriz Vacotto is a Senior Specialist for International Labour Standards at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO. If you want to learn more about instruments and mechanisms for promoting Global Workers’ Rights you can join the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on www.iversity.org starting on 1 June 2015. The course will be open for enrolment up from 16 March 2015.

  13. Building Hope and Opportunity: The Al Hassan Workers' Center

    14 March 2015

    Tens of thousands of workers are employed in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector. Eighty percent of these workers are migrants. In an effort to improve their living and working conditions, the International Labour Organization initiated the establishment of a workers' center in the largest industrial zone in Jordan.

  14. Recommit to social dialogue in Europe, says ILO Director-General

    28 January 2015

    Europe continues to struggle to attain real recovery, with growing inequality and unacceptably high levels of unemployment, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Minimum wage policies, restoring collective bargaining and recommitting to the processes of social dialogue would help respond to these challenges, he said.

  15. The report in short: World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015

    20 January 2015

    Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO's Job-friendly Macroecconomic Policies Team, discusses the main findings of the flagship ILO report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015", including a forecast of global unemployment levels and the factors behind this trend, such as continuing inequality.

2014

  1. Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Louganis marks World AIDS Day 2014

    01 December 2014

    Olympic diver Greg Louganis shows his support for the ILO's work to end HIV-related discrimination in the workplace and to promote early testing and treatment. In his message for World AIDS Day 2014, Louganis shares his own personal story on living with HIV. “Thanks to the early treatment, HIV has not affected my zest for life, and my passion for sports,” he says.

  2. Singapore: What challenges for tripartism and application of the ILO core Conventions?

    18 November 2014

    The International Labour Standards is one of the topics of discussion at the 322nd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 30 October to 13 November 2014. In this interview, Mary Liew Kiah Eng, General Secretary of the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union, explains the challenges related to the ratification and implementation of the ILO core Conventions in her region. Ms. Eng also highlights the Singapore experience on tripartism in terms of promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  3. Canada: What challenges for tripartism and application of the ILO core Conventions?

    17 November 2014

    The International Labour Standards is one of the topics of discussion at the 322nd session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 30 October to 13 November 2014. In this interview, Marie Clarke Walker, Vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress, explains the challenges related to the ratification and implementation of the ILO core Conventions in her country. Ms. Walker also highlights the Canadian experience on tripartism in terms of promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  4. Multinational Enterprises and Global Supply Chains: Interview with Annelie Buntenbach

    10 November 2014

    Multinational Enterprises is one of the topics of discussion at the 322nd session of the ILO Governing Body which is being held from 30 October to 13 November 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Annelie Buntenbach, Member of the Federal Executive Board of the Confederation of German Trade Unions(DGB) who expressed her views on the Multinational Enterprises and Global Supply Chains.

  5. ILO Technical Cooperation: What challenges for workers' organizations?

    07 November 2014

    Technical cooperation is one of the topics of discussion at the 322nd session of the ILO Governing Body which is being held from 30 October to 13 November 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Jiang Guangping, Vice-president of All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) who expressed his views on the challenges faced by the Unions on Technical cooperation.