Videos

  1. Job Creation in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Updated Guide to Recommendation No. 189

    27 June 2022

    The ILO Recommendation No. 189 is the only International Labour Standard providing guidelines on general conditions to increase job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ILO published a new Guide to support employment policies compliant with the Recommendation No.189. This Guide outlines strategies, tools and good practices from different regions of the world to help member states to coordinate actions and effectively generate productive and decent jobs in SMEs.

  2. Small Matters: ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s message on SMEs

    27 June 2022

    In his message for the 5th Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME), International Labour Organization Director-General – Guy Ryder, emphasizes the importance of MSMEs, and calls attention to the need to collectively support them to drive inclusive economic recovery, environmental sustainability and decent job creation.

  3. Updated standards improve maritime workers' protection

    25 June 2022

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.

  4. South Africa develops its social and solidarity economy

    17 June 2022

    The South African government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop the social and solidarity economy in the country, with technical support from the International Labour Organization. The social and solidarity economy comprises of entities that pursue social, economic, and environmental objectives in the collective interest of their members and users. Chief Technical Adviser, Kerryn Krige explains.

  5. Fight against child labour is at a crossroads

    10 June 2022

    In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.

  6. Coffee production that is free of child labour in Honduras

    09 June 2022

    In Honduras the ILO is working in the coffee supply chain to eliminate child labour and forced labour. The project is funded by the United States Department of Labor. National project officer, Alejandra Escobar explains.

  7. The key points for discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy at the International Labour Conference

    30 May 2022

    A general discussion will take place on decent work and the social and solidarity economy during the 110th International Labour Conference. Discover the key points for discussion in this video.

  8. Why apprenticeships are in the spotlight at the International Labour Conference?

    30 May 2022

    The 2022 International Labour Conference will consider the development of a possible new International Labour Standard on apprenticeships. Find out more about the background process and get an overview over what the committee will be discussing.

  9. Occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work?

    30 May 2022

    Three things we need to know about the ILO discussion on occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work during the International labour Conference.

  10. Tunisia develops its social and solidarity economy

    26 May 2022

    In Tunisia, the ILO is working to develop the social and solidarity economy, particularly for young people and women in rural areas. Projects include JEUN’ESS, funded by the European Union and FORTER'ESS funded by the government of Canada. ILO project officer, Youssef Belhassen Fennira, explains.

  11. Sexual orientation should not be a barrier to work

    25 May 2022

    Many people face discrimination in labour markets because of their sexual orientation. The ILO’s Kitchen and Voice Project in Brazil provides business training to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) workers to help them obtain decent work.

  12. Fighting discrimination against women and girls in Pakistan

    23 May 2022

    Young girls have been educated and motivated to raise awareness of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work among cotton growing communities. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  13. Focus on child labour in Africa’s supply chains

    19 May 2022

    Funded by the government of the Netherlands, the ILO's ACCEL Africa project aims to eliminate child labour from supply chains in Africa, including in the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire and the artisanal gold mining sector in Mali. The project's Chief Technical Advisor, Minoru Ogasawara, explains.

  14. New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao

    17 May 2022

    Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.

  15. Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao

    17 May 2022

    Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.

  16. Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  17. Improve the lives of labour migrants in Central America

    09 May 2022

    Labour Migration Specialist, Noortje Denkers describes the ILO's work on labour migration across Central America, including the development of public policy and the promotion of employment for labour migrants and refugees.

  18. Collective bargaining is key to forge an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient recovery

    05 May 2022

    A new ILO flagship report shows that collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic in forging resilience and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

  19. Keep it simple: What does OSH mean

    28 April 2022

  20. The importance of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the cotton supply chain in Pakistan

    27 April 2022

    Ms Ingrid Christensen, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Pakistan explains the importance of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Decent Work in the cotton supply chain in Pakistan. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.