Video and audio stories

2019

  1. 'Pragati', a song to celebrate decent work in India

    10 April 2019

    In the context of ILO100th anniversary ILO office in New Delhi produced a video clip celebrating the working lives of people in India. The song titled 'Pragati' or progress hails the spirit of every working person in India. The video highlights the message of decent work for all men and women and building a world of work that is fair, equal and prosperous.

  2. Voices from the world of work: Shashi Tharoor

    15 January 2019

    As part of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) video voices series, created to mark the Organization’s 100th anniversary in 2019, Indian politician and former U.N. Under-Secretary General, Shashi Tharoor talks about why the world needs the ILO.

2018

  1. Voices from the World of Work: Yuri Afanasiev

    10 December 2018

    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, Yuri Afanasiev, talks about ILO's rich history, its critical role in shaping the future of work, and more.

  2. ILO India: 100 year journey

    20 November 2018

    By working with the ILO, India is making progress towards creating decent work for its growing, youthful population. With the ILO's Centenary on the horizon, this video explains the country’s long-standing connection with the Organization and some of the goals for the future.

  3. I want my children to get into decent jobs

    03 October 2018

    A large majority of domestic workers are migrant workers in India, and they are among the most vulnerable groups of workers.

  4. AUDIO: “The golden rule of freelancing, be open to learning”

    05 June 2018

    Thirty-year old Tamseel Hussain started working young. He preferred practical experience over textual learning. How does Hussain perceive the changing world of work as a freelancer? Hear the full podcast.

  5. VIDEO: “The golden rule of freelancing, be open to learning”

    05 June 2018

    Thirty-year old Tamseel Hussain started working young. He preferred practical experience over textual learning. How does Hussain perceive the changing world of work as a freelancer? Watch this video story

  6. Elimination of violence and harassement at work: the experience of India

    01 June 2018

    How to protect workers against violence and harassment at the workplace ? Sonia George shares the experience of the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in India...​​

  7. AUDIO: “Everyone in my village has moved to the city for a job”

    04 May 2018

    Twenty-seven year old Kura is an unskilled migrant worker living in the city of New Delhi. He hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh in India and talks about why he decided to leave his native place in search of a job. Hear his interview where he shares the hardships he’s faced as a migrant worker His only hope is that his children don’t face an uncertain future and that through education they are able to secure a decent job.

  8. VIDEO: “Everyone in my village has moved to the city for a job”

    24 March 2018

    Kura is a migrant worker hailing from a small village of Uttar Pradesh, India. He left his home and moved to New Delhi for work and livelihood. He says life hasn’t been easy and that he wishes for a secure future for his children.

  9. VIDEO: “It is difficult to ignore women anymore as a vital part of the workforce”

    24 March 2018

    Thirty six year old Durga Nandini talks about the need for gender-sensitive workplaces. A small-town resident, from a very early age, Durga moved different cities in search of better job prospects. She talks about her experiences as a working mother, equal parenting and more. A video excerpt.

  10. AUDIO: “It is difficult to ignore women anymore as a vital part of the workforce”

    22 March 2018

    Thirty-six year old Durga Nandini began her career as a journalist. She now works with an online petition platform that helps people raise their voice on critical social justice issues. In this podcast, Nandini talks about the challenges women in India still face when it comes their work being recognized. She also talks about her journey in parenting and her employer’s support, and why we must strive to get more women in the workforce.

  11. Why do we see less women in India’s workforce?

    06 March 2018

    Poor jobs, less decision making powers, increased care burden, unfair treatment – these are still everyday realities for scores of women in employment. And in India, the participation of women in the labour is steadily declining.

  12. TB: Let’s work on it

    22 January 2018

    The video captures the current TB scenario in India and how the disease impacts incomes and the economy at large.

2017

  1. Partnerships, mobility of academia, tapping into diaspora network

    14 December 2017

    Stakeholder voices on enhancing migration and mobility between EU and India.

  2. How International labour standards help ensure rights of all workers

    23 October 2017

    Miranda Fajerman, Specialist on International Labour Standards calls on legislative responses and political commitment to tackle structural discrimination and inequality.

  3. Why we must achieve a common standard for all workers

    06 October 2017

    Gabriel Bordado, Senior Skills Specialist speaks about the challenges and the ways to ensure sustainable skills development in the South Asia region.

  4. How can good data help measure development goals?

    03 October 2017

    Labour Statistician Specialist Jean-Marie Hakizimana, talks about how availability of reliable data is critical to measure developmental goals.

  5. Everyone has a right to social protection

    29 September 2017

    Markus Ruck, Senior Specialist on Social Security talks of the challenges in extending social security to workers in South Asia and ways to overcome them.

  6. How sustainable wage policies can address inequality

    29 September 2017

    Xavier Estupinan, Wage Specialist explains how sustainable wage policies help improve real wages and reduce inequality.