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2017

  1. Ending child labour on the ABS-CBN News Channel's The World Tonight

    12 January 2017

    Child labour exploitation remains a huge problem in the country, Pia Gutierrez of the ABS-CBN News Channel’s The World Tonight tells us that aside from the underage issue, most child labourers work in hazardous conditions.

2016

  1. The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project: Making a Difference for Migrant Workers

    31 March 2016

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE project, with support of the Government of Canada, has made a significant and tangible impact on the governance of labour migration in the region and advanced the ASEAN regional integration agenda. The ultimate beneficiaries, the migrant workers themselves, make an enormous development contribution to the region. All stakeholders will benefit from protecting and promoting their rights. This video documents the key achievements of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project from 2012 to 2016.

2015

  1. Decent work: An immediate response to Haiyan

    06 August 2015

    Almost 6 million workers were affected when Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November 2013. Of these, 2.6 million workers were already in vulnerable employment and living near or at the poverty line even before the super typhoon. The ILO immediately responded with livelihood and decent work at the forefront of its recovery efforts. With the support of the Governments of Norway and Japan, the Department for International Development (DFID) UK , and the International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), the ILO reached out to affected communities with social protection and programmes of emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training, and enterprise development and recovery.

  2. Highlights of the ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) project culminating event

    06 August 2015

    The ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery Project, for Super Typhoon Haiyan locally known as Yolanda, gathered donors, partners, and beneficiaries to conclude its disaster response work with a culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda)" on 6 August 2015. At the event participants shared key lessons and challenges in placing sustainable livelihood at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery, and development.

  3. ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) culminating event and panel on disaster response

    06 August 2015

    Introduction and panel 1 on Lessons across borders: Learnings from disaster response in Japan and the Philippines, the first panel discussion during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda)

  4. ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) panel on disaster response and livelihood

    06 August 2015

    Panel discussion 1 on Lessons across borders: Learnings from disaster response in Japan and the Philippines and Panel discussion 2 on Spearheading sustainability and liveli hood recovery through collaboration during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery following Haiyan"

  5. ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) on livelihood and social protection

    06 August 2015

    Panel discussion 2 on Spearheading sustainability and livelihood recovery through collaboration and Panel discussion 3 on Social protection in Haiyan disaster response during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery following Haiyan"

  6. ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Campaign in Singapore: Development, Implementation and Results

    19 July 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course is designed to be conducted for migrant workers from the ASEAN region. It has been piloted in Singapore and will soon be implemented in Malaysia and Thailand. This video shows how the financial literacy materials were developed, tested, and used.

  7. ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course: Enhancing the Development Contribution of Migrant Workers

    19 July 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course is designed to be conducted for migrant workers from the ASEAN region. It has been piloted in Singapore and will soon be implemented in Malaysia and Thailand. This video will be shown to migrant workers during their post-arrival orientation in Singapore to encourage them to enhance their financial literacy skills.

  8. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN

    12 July 2015

    he International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN gathers all official government sources of data on the stocks and flows of migrant workers within the region, as well as on ASEAN country nationals who work abroad. The data are published as 'special collection' on ILO's central ILOSTAT Database portal. The database is intended to facilitate evidence-based policymaking at the national, bilateral and international levels. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN is an initiative of ILO's Canadian Government-funded project on Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project).

  9. Preparation Meeting for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    09 April 2015

    ASEAN Member States prepare for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) and reflect on the contribution of the AFML to improve the protection of migrant workers.

  10. Rebuilding communities after Haiyan in Northern Cebu

    15 January 2015

    When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Northern Cebu it destroyed public and private infrastructure, wiped out livelihoods, and disrupted productive activities. The ILO focused its efforts on the industries of tourism, agriculture and construction, identified as key drivers of economic growth and stability in the typhoon-affected municipalities. The strategic approach was comprised of sub-projects under local public assets reconstruction, vocational skills training, and trade and enterprise development. The ILO’s work ensured a holistic livelihood recovery, building up communities for more sustainable development.

2014

  1. Paving the way to recovery after the Bohol earthquake

    31 December 2014

    On 15 October 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol, which affected 348,507 people and damages amounted to Php1.38 billion. The ILO through its Employment Investment Intensive Programme (EIIP) addressed quick recovery of jobs and livelihoods affected through emergency employment and community based livelihood support. The ILO applied its crisis response approach and implemented an employment and livelihood recovery response which ensures a job-rich recovery process that is resilient to future natural disasters. A crucial component of the response was the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, enhancing the flow of people and goods and jumpstarting local economies.

  2. Paving the way to recovery after the Bohol earthquake: A training video

    31 December 2014

    This training video on the Employment Investment Intensive Programme (EIIP) features quick recovery of jobs and livelihoods after the Bohol earthquake in October 2015, through emergency employment and community based livelihood support. The ILO applied its crisis response approach and implemented an employment and livelihood recovery response which ensures a job-rich recovery process that is resilient to future natural disasters. A crucial component of the response was the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, enhancing the flow of people and goods and jumpstarting local economies.

  3. Toward the Implementation of Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN countries

    16 December 2014

    This video discusses the mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) and the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) in ASEAN countries. Representatives from governments, employers' and workers' organizations as well as ASEAN Secretariat and the ILO share their views on the importance of MRS in the ASEAN Economic Community, coming into effect in 2015.

  4. Building back better with decent work after Typhoon Bopha

    12 November 2014

    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. Typhoon Bopha, named Pablo locally, was the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in two decades. Working closely with the Australian Government and those affected on the ground, the ILO supported communities to build back better with decent work, livelihoods and social protection at the forefront of recovery.

  5. Haiyan: Planting seeds of the recovery

    08 November 2014

    A year after Super 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.

  6. Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    08 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.

  7. Building back better with decent work after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)

    25 September 2014

    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. Typhoon Bopha, named Pablo locally, was the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in two decades. Working closely with the Australian Government and those affected on the ground, the ILO supported communities to build back better with decent work, livelihoods and social protection at the forefront of recovery.

  8. Tale of a Journey - Official Film Teaser

    12 May 2014

    Tale of a Journey features the experience of Filipino migrant health workers in Finland as it also brings in the perspective of sending and receiving countries. Government, employers and workers share their insights for a more balanced view of migration. The film is produced by the ILO Decent Work across Borders: A Pilot project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers, with funding support from the European Union and in partnership with the Asia Pacific Film Institute.