Video News Releases

December 2017

  1. Nepal: Labour migration should be a choice

    01 December 2017

    Every year, thousands of young women from Nepal leave their country to work abroad. But many who make the decision don't have the basic skills needed for their new jobs overseas. And very few know how they may be at risk for abuse and exploitation. The ILO-DFID "Work in Freedom" program offers vocational and skills training for Nepalese women, helping them to make a more informed choice about working abroad. Watch this video as part of the ILO InfoStory "Stay or go - Migration should be a choice".

November 2017

  1. How skills development is changing lives in Eastern and Southern Africa

    10 November 2017

    In Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania there is a new initiative to give young men and women practical skills to increase their employability, find decent work and improve their productivity. The approach is showing results in part because it is flexible, meeting the unique challenges facing each country.

September 2017

  1. How small tourism businesses in Nepal are turning more professional

    27 September 2017

    The disastrous 2015 earthquake seriously damaged Nepal’s tourist industry. Now that the tourists are starting to return, they’re discovering something new about the way Nepalese businesses are welcoming visitors.

August 2017

  1. Empowering Indigenous Women in Bolivia's Construction Sector

    09 August 2017

    Indigenous peoples are five per cent of the world's population but 15 per cent of the world's poor. As a result of exclusion and discrimination, indigenous women are often the poorest of the poor. They struggle more to find decent work. In Bolivia, the ILO and its partners are working to advance the rights of indigenous women, empower them economically and help them attain social justice.

  2. What is keeping us from closing the gender gap?

    03 August 2017

    The recently launched report “World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends for Women 2017” takes stock of the barriers women face when looking for decent work.

March 2017

  1. Women helping women succeed in Nepal

    08 March 2017

    In Nepal, women entrepreneurs are helping each other succeed by sharing business practices which not only build security and provide for their families; they can also change long-held perceptions about gender and the role of women in society.

November 2016

  1. How permanent contracts can mean higher productivity

    14 November 2016

    Around the world, companies are increasingly using temporary employment for permanent tasks. According to a new report from the ILO, many workers in "non-standard employment" earn less, have less social protection and often cycle between temporary employment and unemployment. But some companies are finding that giving workers security through permanent contracts can also deliver a strong competitive advantage.

August 2016

  1. Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga

    12 August 2016

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people in Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 young people have benefited from apprenticeships, and professional and entrepreneurship training to support their integration into the workforce. (Closed Captions available)

July 2016

  1. New opportunities, new perceptions: A wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    15 July 2016

    Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them. (Closed Captioning available)

June 2016

  1. A new market for Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The new covered market in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid is expected to create better working conditions for vendors.