16 May 2011
Statistical studies of the job market and the workforce not only help governments find out more about the current “state of the nation” - they are key tools in deciding appropriate policies to create job opportunities and enhance prosperity. While common in Europe and North America, accurate labour statistics are hard to come by in developing countries. But that’s just changed in Liberia, a country particularly hard hit by past conflict and poverty. And the results are pointing the way to job creation and to an improved quality of life for everyone.
Delegate Dialogues: Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General, Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association
11 June 2010
14 December 2009
This film was produced for the Second Social Partners Forum on "Mobilizing Social Dialogue for the Implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa" and the First African Decent Work Symposium on “Recovering from the crisis: the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa”. It provides examples of the International Labour Organization’s efforts to promote decent work across the region.
01 December 2009
A film on the ILO's work in five countries in Africa. The ILO is the United Nations specialised agency for the world of work and cosponsor of UNAIDS. Within the UNAIDS family, the ILO is lead agency for workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS. It has activities in all regions and in all sectors, from transport and agriculture to mining, hotels, and the public sector.
16 November 2009
ILO TV reports from Liberia, Yemen, China and Argentina where technical cooperation programs are helping build the capacity to achieve Decent Work.
22 September 2009
After 14 years of conflict, Liberia is on the road to recovery. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has joined forces with the government and the private sector to help kick start the economy with a road building programme, where nearly half the workers are women.
Liberia: A new project is helping clean up Monrovia’s streets of tens of thousands of tons of garbage
15 May 2009
ILO TV reports for CNN World Report from Liberia, where efforts are underway to generate jobs that both provide a decent income and protect the environment.
15 April 2009
After its brutal civil war, Liberia is slowly on the road to recovery. Although the population remains desperately poor, with many people living on less than 1 US dollar a day, efforts are underway to generate jobs that both provide a decent income and protect the environment.
12 July 2008
ILO TV reports for CNN World Report from Liberia, where road-building is part of a multi-lateral effort to help the country get back on its feet and people back into jobs.
12 June 2007
Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest number of working children can be found - an estimated 70 per cent, of whom 132 million are girls and boys aged 5-14. These children are helping to produce the food and beverages we consume. Their labour is used for crops such as cereals, cocoa, coffee, fruit, sugar, palm oil, rice, tea, tobacco and vegetables. They also work in livestock raising and herding, and in the production of other agricultural materials such as cotton and cottonseed.