05 February 2010
More than one billion people worldwide earn their income from agriculture, working steadily to increase productivity and their standard of living. But farming brings risks that can undermine or even eliminate the gains hard won in the fields. From manual labour to machines, dangerous chemicals and unsanitary workplaces: farming families struggle with dangers at work and at home every day, but there's a WIND of change coming, as ILO TV reports.
14 December 2009
This film was produced for the Second Social Partners Forum on "Mobilizing Social Dialogue for the Implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa" and the First African Decent Work Symposium on “Recovering from the crisis: the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa”. It provides examples of the International Labour Organization’s efforts to promote decent work across the region.
16 November 2009
ILO TV reports from Liberia, Yemen, China and Argentina where technical cooperation programs are helping build the capacity to achieve Decent Work.
16 November 2009
The ILO works with companies and foundations to tackle important global labour market issues; to support sustainable enterprises and entrepreneurs; to enhance value in supply chains; to promote social protection; and to resolve specific problems in the world of work. This film shows examples of ILO partnerships with FIFA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Michelin, the Haitian garment industry, and the supermarket chain Superspar.
13 October 2009
Better Work, the unique partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), organized the first-ever international buyers forum in Haiti as part of a new project that is expected to create jobs and promote sustainable development and responsible labour practices in the country's garment industry.
07 August 2009
Before the launch in 2002 of the Dominican Republic National Time Bound Programme supported by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), school attendance would drop by 50% during the four months children went to work in the fields in Azua province which produces around two-thirds of the country’s tomatoes production. With 75% of the population living in poverty, the province is a top priority for national social policy.
04 July 2009
The Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) was established at the International Labour Organization in January 2008, based on voluntary contributions from member states. The fund has been a critical resource in response to the economic crisis and the need to enhance the ILO's capacity to promote decent work, in particular the implementation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs). ILO TV reports from Zambia, Thailand, Lebanon, Mexico and Serbia where RBSA funding has allowed the ILO to respond rapidly to the needs of workers and business.
03 June 2009
The International Labour Organization's campaign to promote gender equality highlights its contributions to advancing gender equality in the world of work and to raising awareness on the need to overcome existing barriers for women and men as a main driver for sustainable development. With the twelve themes of the campaign, key decent work issues are reinforced through a gender lens, demonstrating how various issues may affect women and men differently in their access to rights, employment, social protection and social dialogue.
13 May 2009
FAO, IFAD and ILO organized a three-day technical expert workshop which was held in Rome, from 31 March to 2 April 2009. The workshop focused on the gaps, trends and current research in gender dismensions of agricultural employment. By ensuring rights, employment, social protection and social dialogue, Decent Work can be a means to achieve equitable, inclusive and sustainable development in rural areas where the majority of the world's poor live. Investing in gender equality in agriculture and rural employment not only makes economic sense but is also important for social justice.
12 May 2009
This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in “sweatshops”, trafficking in human beings and works towards the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.