16 February 2015
Watch this series of short films featuring the stories of children who live and work on the streets of Lebanon’s cities, as told by the children themselves, using animation skills they learnt during a children’s advocacy training project.
26 January 2015
Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!
20 January 2015
Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)
18 December 2014
To mark International Migrants Day on December 18, the ILO Regional Office for Arab States’ Migration and Governance Network (MAGNET) has teamed up with photographers Leila Alaoui and Nadia Bseiso to follow non-Arab migrant workers in the Middle East who spend their limited time off making a difference in their communities. The images, from Lebanon and Jordan, shed light on how these migrant workers cook, compete, worship, organize and learn from each other to better their lives and lobby for their rights.
17 December 2014
Communicated through engaging info-graphics, this video explores the main pillars of a resilience-building development response to the impact of the Syrian crisis inside Syria and in neighboring countries, adopted by regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) members, including the International Labour Organization (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.
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)
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.
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.
12 November 2014
A video info graphics that describes the challenges hindering decent working conditions for domestic workers and strategic interventions to address them.
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.
05 November 2014
An animated movie that invites the audience to think about work conditions of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.
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.
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.
16 September 2014
What can be said on human trafficking in the Middle East? A new video by the ILO shares recent findings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.