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November 2014

  1. Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    07 November 2014

    Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. Now, a year after Haiyan, people have new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

  2. Haiyan: Planting the Seeds

    07 November 2014

    A year after Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as "Yolanda" devastated parts of The Philippines, thousands of people whose lives depend on agriculture are still trying to cope. It wasn't only that farm fields cultivated for years were destroyed; farmers who knew only one way to provide for their families lost their livelihoods. But now there is new hope in the mountains and farm fields devastated by Haiyan. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

October 2014

  1. Kailash Satyarthi Fighting Child Labour with the ILO

    13 October 2014

    Kailash Satyarthi shares the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai who together have led the global fight for children’s right to an education and freedom. Kailash Satyarthi visited the ILO twice and has worked closely with the organization since the start of his campaign.

September 2014

  1. Apprenticeships bring skills to young Jordanians

    24 September 2014

    Jordan is a "young" country, with over 60 per cent of its population under 30. But Jordan's youth face the difficult task finding work, as more than half of them are unemployed. Part of the reason is a mismatch between what they learn at school and the skills needed in the labour market. A new programme by the ILO and the International Youth Foundation is trying to give Jordan's young people the skills they need to compete successfully for the jobs that are available.

  2. Tackling Child Labour in Central Asia

    08 September 2014

    In Central Asia, a program supported by the ILO is bringing government, trade unions and employers together to successfully fight the worst forms of child labour.

August 2014

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    Youth Creating their Own Enterprises: The "Youth to Youth Fund”

    11 August 2014

    Across the African continent, more than 15 million young people are unemployed. Most of those who are working earn less than two US dollars a day. The ILO’s Youth to Youth Fund (Y2Y Fund) is a competitive grant scheme, which enables youth-led non-profit organizations to pilot and replicate innovative projects that create employment for young people by helping them set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. (Closed Captions available)

June 2014

  1. Training Haitians to re-build homes that will last

    26 June 2014

    The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 devastated entire communities leaving over a million homeless. The 16/6 project in Haiti aims to rebuild 16 neighbourhoods and re-house displaced people living in six camps set up after the disaster. Training people in earthquake-resistant construction has been a key part of the joint government-led project, which has brought together the International Labour Organization and other international organizations. The same approach is now being replicated in the Champs-de-Mars square in the centre of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

  2. Mexico: From informal to formal employment

    12 June 2014

    It's estimated that at least 130 million people in Latin America are working "informally" - without job security, social protection, health insurance or a contract that spells out their working conditions, hours and wages. With informal economy as one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference, ILO TV reports from one of Mexico's prime tourist destinations, where things are beginning to change.

  3. All Together Against Child Labour

    12 June 2014

    12 June is World Day Against Child Labour... when people in every country speak out for the 168 million children trapped in child labour around the world. This year, the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup begins on the same day. This a great opportunity to send a strong message that child labour is wrong and must end. The ILO's "Red Card to Child Labour" campaign inspired some of the world's top musicians to do exactly that.

May 2014

  1. Protecting the rights of migrant workers in Jordan

    29 May 2014

    With labour migration as one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference, ILO TV reports on the situation of migrant workers in Jordan, where the majority of them have low-skilled and low productivity jobs. Despite recent, significant strides made by the Jordanian government to clamp down on exploitation at the workplace, more needs to be done to enhance the rights of migrant workers - not just in Jordan but worldwide.

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