Multimedia

December 2014

  1. Global wage growth down since the financial crisis with no sign of recovery - alerts the ILO

    05 December 2014

    Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent and has yet to catch up to the pre-crisis rates of about 3.0 per cent, according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/2015. A modest wage growth was driven by some emerging economies where wages increased by 6.7 per cent in 2012 and 5.9 per cent in 2013. "By contrast, in developed economies wages are stagnated, leading to decreasing living standards and an increase of inequality, closely linked to wage inequality" said Sandra Polaski, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy.

  2. Global Wage Report in short: Patrick Belser

    05 December 2014

    The ILO Global Wage Report 2014 warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. Senior ILO Economist, Patrick Belser explains. (Closed captions available)

  3. Cooperating Out Of Isolation: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait

    04 December 2014

    As in other parts of the world, Arab countries have seen an increase in – mainly female – migrant domestic workers, who have become the primary care providers in the household. This is the result of many contributing factors including the lack of affordable and well-regulated social care provisions and infrastructures, demographic shifts and transformation of families, and changing income and working patterns.

  4. Jordan – A new life alone

    01 December 2014

    Actor Junes Zahdi introduces Khaled who stands to lose the only place he’s ever called home because of his HIV status. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

November 2014

  1. Living and working conditions of domestic workers in the Arab region

    12 November 2014

    A video info graphics that describes the challenges hindering decent working conditions for domestic workers and strategic interventions to address them.

  2. Playing for Equality

    07 November 2014

    A cricket tournament organised by migrant workers in Lebanon hits out at discrimination to bring communities together. A celebration of sport and culture, the event also sheds light on the rights of migrant workers and some of the challenges they face in the region.

  3. The Contract

    05 November 2014

    An animated movie that invites the audience to think about work conditions of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.

September 2014

  1. Apprenticeships bring skills to young Jordanians

    24 September 2014

    Jordan is a "young" country, with over 60 per cent of its population under 30. But Jordan's youth face the difficult task finding work, as more than half of them are unemployed. Part of the reason is a mismatch between what they learn at school and the skills needed in the labour market. A new programme by the ILO and the International Youth Foundation is trying to give Jordan's young people the skills they need to compete successfully for the jobs that are available.

  2. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2019

    Decent Work at heart of UN development goals

    19 September 2014

    At the September UN General Assembly in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon will present his report on the current MDGs and look ahead to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the 17 proposed new goals includes full and productive employment and decent work for all, which is at the heart of the ILO’s mandate and is critical to ending poverty. However, ILO priorities are reflected in many of the other 17 new proposed SDGs.

  3. Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    16 September 2014

    What can be said on human trafficking in the Middle East? A new video by the ILO shares recent findings.

June 2014

  1. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2019

    Syrian refugee children at work… and in a play

    25 June 2014

    Abject poverty is forcing many Syrian refugee families to send their children to work. In Lebanon, host to over a million refugees from Syria, current and former child labourers held a musical and theatrical performance to mark World Day against Child Labour.

  2. Access to Justice

    17 June 2014

    The ILO and Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center have conducted an ambitious research to better understand the barriers to access to justice faced by migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.

  3. Red Card around the world

    12 June 2014

    From the heart of New York City's Time Square to the sandy Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Red Card to Child Labour Campaign was commemorated worldwide.

  4. Jordan's PM: Investing in human resources, pivotal to social and economic progress

    09 June 2014

    While addressing the 103rd International Labour Conference, H.E. Mr Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of Jordan, stressed that political, social and economic reforms in his country constitute an ongoing process which need to be sustained by democratic consent. The Jordanian Government is convinced that the growth of the country's economy is conditional to the growth of the productivity of its labour force. Mr Ensour also called for the support of the international community to help the Kingdom in dealing with the consequences of the Syrian humanitarian crisis affecting Jordan.

May 2014

  1. Protecting the rights of migrant workers in Jordan

    29 May 2014

    With labour migration as one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference, ILO TV reports on the situation of migrant workers in Jordan, where the majority of them have low-skilled and low productivity jobs. Despite recent, significant strides made by the Jordanian government to clamp down on exploitation at the workplace, more needs to be done to enhance the rights of migrant workers - not just in Jordan but worldwide.

  2. Gender-based violence: a concern for youth "You Know What You Are?"

    28 May 2014

    Students in Berzeit and Bethlehem universities voiced their views, frustrations, fears and rejection of culturally imposed stereotypes during a film making workshop on sexual harassment organized by the ILO.

  3. Gender-based violence: a concern for youth "If I could!"

    28 May 2014

    Students in Berzeit and Bethlehem universities voiced their views, frustrations, fears and rejection of culturally imposed stereotypes during a film making workshop on sexual harassment organized by the ILO.

  4. Gender-based violence: a concern for youth "Empty Talk"

    28 May 2014

    Students in Berzeit and Bethlehem universities voiced their views, frustrations, fears and rejection of culturally imposed stereotypes during a film making workshop on sexual harassment organized by the ILO.

  5. Corporate Social Responsibility and Child Labour

    22 May 2014

    Lebanon builds partnerships to combat child labour through Corportae Social Resposoibility.

  6. The best Mother’s Day gift of all

    09 May 2014

    As many countries mark Mother’s Day on May 11, the ILO is poised to release its report on maternity protection, covering adequate leave, safety rules, discrimination protection and proper nursing breaks.