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.
16 June 2010
Over 80 per cent of women in Tanzania work. They also play an important role fundamental to Tanzania's future: they give birth. Reconciling these different roles is not always easy and women are often faced with an impossible choice between ensuring their families' economic well-being and raising healthy children. The ILO, the Tanzanian government, its trade unions and employers' organizations are working together to help move the country closer towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.
01 June 2010
In India, construction is one of the fastest growing sectors engaging a large number of migrant workers from across the country. With little knowledge about HIV, and culturally and socially isolated in India's big cities, migrant workers are especially vulnerable to HIV infection. Informal workers, including migrant workers, make up 93 per cent of India's 400 million-plus workforce. How to tackle discrimination towards workers with HIV and help prevent the spread of HIV have become a national priority, with the adoption of a national policy on HIV/AIDS and the world of work.
10 May 2010
While the global movement has achieved much progress in reducing the incidence of child labour, efforts must be stepped up if we are to deliver the commitment of a world free of the worst forms of child labour by 2016. In order to meet that challenge, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, in close collaboration with the ILO (and in cooperation with UNICEF and the World Bank), organized a global conference on child labour held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 10 and 11 May 2010.
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.
Dominican Republic – Social dialogue: IPEC and workers cooperation in sustainable action against child labour
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.