1. Training young people to fulfil real needs in the rural economy

    04 September 2017

    Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General, speaks about how training rural youth to become barefoot technicians has helped provide solutions to local challenges in maintaining rural works and in employment generation.


  1. Promoting Decent Work opportunities for disabled people in Fiji

    03 December 2016

    This video describes some of the work the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is doing in collaboration with the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) to assist disabled persons in Fiji. This initiative is part of the Pacific Enable Project

  2. Community Based Emergency Employment - Tropical Cyclone Winston recovery

    01 August 2016

    Enabling rural farmers and families to access social protection to reduce loss of income through Community Based Emergency Employment (CBEE)

  3. A journey towards human security

    01 July 2016

    This movie demonstrates a journey by the insecure, unprotected and the most vulnerable populations who have endured devastating floods of 2010, rebuild their lives and attained their Human Security, through a One UN project implemented by ILO, FAO and UN WOMEN in 120 villages of rural Sindh.

  4. Global Supply Chains: Lessons from Canada

    10 June 2016

    Emily Norgang, Senior Researcher of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shares her views about the challenges of Global Supply Chains in Canada and the possible ways to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

  5. Global Supply Chains: Lessons from the USA

    09 June 2016

    Cathy Feingold, International Director of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) shares her views about the challenges of Global Supply Chains in the United States and the possible ways to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

  6. Global Supply Chains: Lessons from Indonesia

    06 June 2016

    Eduard Parsaulian Marpaung, deputy-President of the Confederation of Indonesia Prosperity Trade Union (KSBSI) explains the challenges of Global Supply Chains in Indonesia.

  7. Global Supply Chains: Lessons from Bahrain

    06 June 2016

    Hasan Alhalwachi, General Secretary of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) explains the challenges of Global Supply Chains in Bahrain and how Trade Unions can implement decent work in global supply chains.

  8. Job creation and employment: The case of Jordan

    06 June 2016

    Haidar Touran, General Secretary of the General Federation of Jordan Trade Unions (GFJTU) explains the challenges of job creation and employment in Jordan.


  1. Working poverty remains main concern for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, says ILO

    05 November 2015

    Two in three young workers in Sub-Saharan Africa are living on less than US$2 a day, says Sara Elder, Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO's Work4Youth project. While attending The MasterCard Foundation's first "Young Africa Works Summit”, in Cape Town in October 2015, Sara Elder stressed the urgency to invest in policies directed to scale up infrastructure in rural areas and to boost the potential of the agricultural sector as the primary employer of youth in Africa.

  2. Release of Training Manuals for Barefoot Technicians (MGNREGA) and for Contractors & Field Engineers (PMGSY) and Impact Assessment Study of PMGSY Roads

    27 October 2015

    Training manuals for barefoot technicians (MGNREGA) and contractors & field engineers (PMGSY) as well as impact assessment study of PMGSY roads were launched at an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, and the ILO at Vigyan Bhawan on 6 October 2015 during the visit of Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General (Policy), ILO, Geneva.

  3. Supporting recovery & reconstruction in the aftermath of cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

    27 October 2015

    Highlighting ILO’s programmes in response to cyclone Pam in Vanuatu – maximising local employment through Labour Based Technology (LBT) for road construction and maintenance

  4. Highlights of the Youth Employment Trends

    14 October 2015

    The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report.

  5. A journey towards formalization

    26 August 2015

    This video shows a large number of people in Nepal work in informal business. Their contribution to the country's economy remains unseen and unmeasured. This affects not only the country's budget, but also hampers the economic planning and the country's development goals.

  6. Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery

    22 July 2015

    Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.

  7. One Stop Shop

    02 June 2015

    This video shows the Mongolian experience for delivering social protection and employment services.

  8. ILO helps Lebanese farming communities hosting Syrian refugees

    25 May 2015

    The ILO has partnered with the local economic development agency in Lebanon’s Northern Akkar region to identify the causes of farmers difficulties that stem from the Syrian refugee crisis, implement solutions to increase their access to markets and upgrade agricultural value chains. "Please click on the"cc" button on the bar below the video for English subtitles".

  9. Helping communities cope: Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    18 May 2015

    An International Labour Organization survey on the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labour market found that unemployment has increased among both Syrian refugees and Jordanians since 2011. As well as straining Jordan’s limited resources and infrastructure, the arrival of the refugees also increased competition for already scarce jobs and forced more children into tiring and potentially hazardous work.

  10. 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.