Video News Releases

June 2019

  1. Interview with Christine Lagarde on the future of work and sustainable growth

    14 June 2019

    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund interviewed by Martin Murphy, Director of Communication of the ILO for the ILC Daily Show.

  2. Fighting child labour: An interview with children's rights trainer Molly Namirembe

    12 June 2019

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour 2019, the ILO ran a thematic forum on child labour at the 108th International Labour Conference. Molly Namirembe, a youth advocate from Uganda and SCREAM (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) trainer, participated in the forum, and spoke to ILO TV about her contribution to the fight against child labour.

  3. Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    Two years ago, Kifah Khreisat, a farmer from the southern Jordanian town of Al Ees, in the Tafilah Governorate, was supported by the ILO to build a rainwater harvesting cistern to help him meet the needs of his farm. The initiative is part of a project that is being implemented by the ILO in Jordan to help local farmers improve local infrastructure and agricultural productivity, while generating short-term decent employment in agriculture.

May 2019

  1. New job new life

    31 May 2019

    Syrian refugee, Muhammed Najjar, arrived in Turkey with his family, not knowing the language or having the means to earn an income. After taking part in the ILO’s Workplace Adaptation programme, not only does he have a job, he’s also been able to integrate into the Turkish community which is now his home.

  2. A dream fulfilled against the odds

    23 May 2019

    Boshra Shaal is one of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have taken part in vocational training and Turkish language courses run by the ILO, in cooperation with local partners. The training has helped her realise her dream of becoming a chef.

August 2018

  1. Vocational training gives young people in Madagascar a way out of gang crime

    07 August 2018

    In the scenic port town of Diego-Suarez in northern Madagascar, a project supported by the ILO has helped fight urban violence, enabling young people to learn a trade and leave a life of crime behind.

June 2018

  1. Giving Madagascar’s child domestic workers a second chance

    12 June 2018

    In Madagascar, driven by poverty and lack of opportunity, many children work as domestic workers in conditions that can be dangerous for their health and safety. A project of the International Labour Organization aims to reduce the number of children in domestic work through awareness-raising and skills training.

May 2018

  1. How biogas is creating jobs and promoting sustainable agriculture in Egypt

    14 May 2018

    Twenty-four million new "green jobs" could be created worldwide using environmentally sustainable practices, according to the ILO's report, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs”. In a global context of wage growth stagnation, increasing income inequality and a growing number of people in non-standard employment, Egypt is turning to new green technologies that protect the environment while creating productive employment.

April 2018

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    Madagascar: A way out of child sexual exploitation through apprenticeships

    12 April 2018

    In Madagascar, extreme poverty and lack of opportunities push many adolescent children into prostitution. In the city of Tulear, the International Labour Organization (ILO) along with UNICEF, SOS Children’s Villages, and employers’ and workers’ organizations are trying to raise awareness about children working in sex tourism. They offer young people the opportunity to learn new vocational skills.

March 2018

  1. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.