Videos

2016

  1. Official Trailer: World Water Day 2016

    07 March 2016

    The power of water and jobs - transforming people’s lives. Half of all workers on Earth are employed in water-related sectors. Millions of them are unrecognized and unprotected. Better water, better jobs: World Water Day 2016.

2015

  1. Ebola outbreak in West Africa: what are the Unions' expectations?

    23 November 2015

    The following is an interview with Kofi Asamoah, General Secretary of the Ghana Trade Unions Congress (TUC) who expresses his views about Unions' expectations to protect workers after the ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  2. Informal economy: What are the experiences from Zimbabwe?

    23 November 2015

    The transition from informal to formal economy was one of the topics of discussion at the 325th session of the ILO Governing Body, which was held in Geneva from 2 to 12 November 2015. In this interview, Sithokozile Siwela, Vice-president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) highlighted the Zimbabwean experience on organizing workers in the informal economy. Ms. Siwela also explains the challenges related to the implementation of the ILO Recommendation on the transition from informal to formal economy.

  3. The Joint Labour Migration Program for Africa

    10 September 2015

    When we hear about migration in Africa, we think about Africans leaving the continent to Europe or to America. But in Sub Saharan Africa, 65 % of those migrating are staying in Africa. Labour migration is also about the movement of Africans within Africa. How do we respond best to this daily phenomenon?

  4. Skills for Sustainable Development: Connecting Youth to Labour Market

    16 July 2015

    On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, Assistant-Director-General and Regional Director for Africa talks about how to provide skills that will enable young people to get productive employment in a changing world of work.

  5. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in West Africa?

    09 June 2015

    The transition from formal to informal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Alex Bonney, President of the Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to facilitate the transition from informal to formal economy in West Africa.

  6. Social Protection: what are the challenges for Unions in Africa?

    08 June 2015

    Social protection is one of the topics of discussion at the 104th International Labour Conference which is being held from 1 to 13 June 2015 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, General Secretary of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to promote better social protection in Africa.

  7. Global wage gap puts the brakes on the global economy

    21 May 2015

    An estimated $1.2 trillion has been lost in annual wages due to the 61 million jobs gap that has opened up since the crisis.

  8. VCT@WORK: ILO and UNAIDS launch campaign to encourage voluntary HIV testing

    04 May 2015

    VCT@WORK: ILO and UNAIDS launch campaign to encourage voluntary HIV testing

  9. Boosting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa

    13 April 2015

    Over the past five years, the Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) has supported youth entrepreneurship at the community level across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Local youth-led organizations have been awarded 149 grants to pilot and replicate innovative projects that help young people set up micro-enterprises in niche markets. The Fund is a scheme run by the Youth Employment Network, an interagency initiative of the ILO, the World Bank and the UN.