28 October 2011
The area around Salta, in northwest Argentina, is a rich tobacco growing region, but for many of the local people, working in the tobacco fields is the only way to support a family. In the harvest season entire families worked in the tobacco fields, putting young children at the risk of child labour. But thanks to changing technology and a unique program for children implemented by the government and employers with support from the ILO, the long tradition of child labour in Salta is finally part of the past.
27 October 2011
Social protection floor" (SPF) gives everyone access to basic social rights, services and facilities. and is even more urgent during times of economic crisis. The United Nations, led by the ILO and the WHO, has launched a global initiative to promote social protection for all. Individual countries are already taking the steps to make it happen, and are proving it can work, even in tough economic times.
30 August 2011
In Moldova, there has been success in fighting child labour in the country's vast agricultural sector. One key to that success is the employers' Code of Conduct to eradicate the worst forms of child labour, which was developed with assistance from the ILO. Moldova's employers are also investing in new technologies and in their communities, to ensure a more prosperous future without child labour.
08 August 2011
Worldwide, one in six people, or around one billion, live with a disability. A majority of people with disabilities often feel excluded at school, from public services, and in the world of work. In this video, women and men with and without disabilities explain what disability inclusion is, why it's important and how to make it happen.
22 June 2011
In Chengdu, China, labour inspectors regularly inspect companies not only to enforce labour laws, but also to help them improve their productivity. They inform workers of their rights and in so doing promote decent work. As it is elsewhere, labour inspection in China is key to responding to the emerging challenges of the country's economic development. This short film was produced with the cooperation of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) of the People's Republic of China and the International Labour Organization (ILO), through the kind support of CCTV.
16 May 2011
Statistical studies of the job market and the workforce not only help governments find out more about the current “state of the nation” - they are key tools in deciding appropriate policies to create job opportunities and enhance prosperity. While common in Europe and North America, accurate labour statistics are hard to come by in developing countries. But that’s just changed in Liberia, a country particularly hard hit by past conflict and poverty. And the results are pointing the way to job creation and to an improved quality of life for everyone.
07 April 2011
The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world's more than 1.2 million seafarers. The Convention aims to achieve both decent work for seafarers and secure economic interests in fair competition for ship-owners.
15 October 2010
People with intellectual disabilities represent nearly two per cent of the world's population, or some 130 million people. Because of stigma and discrimination, a majority are excluded from education, training and employment. This film examines what is possible for persons with intellectual disabilities so that they are able to access opportunities to obtain decent work and a better life.
20 September 2010
Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promoting social development. Citing Mr. Somavia's “vision and advocacy in support of the need to secure decent work for women and men throughout the world”, this annual MDG Award is intended to support and raise awareness of the MDGs by providing a high profile platform to honour and celebrate exemplary efforts by national governments and civil society stakeholders in advancing these international development goals.
30 June 2010
In Thailand, the incidence of Thai children in child labour has been decreasing for several years. However the problem of child labour has not disappeared. Migrant children from neighbouring countries are now disproportionately found in child labour in various provinces of Thailand. A four year ILO-IPEC Project of Support for National Action to Combat Child Labour and its Worst Forms in Thailand has been addressing the underlying issues and promoting a variety of responses.