Videos and Photos

2008

  1. Video

    Protecting Maternity in Cambodia’s Textile Factories

    14 July 2008

    Many women in Cambodia risk losing their jobs when they become pregnant. But most textile factories monitored by the ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia programme now offer maternity protection to their employees. For Ros Kimsreng, she now has the opportunity of keeping a good job and providing for her family’s future.

  2. Video

    Japanese journalist wins first ITC-ILO Journalistic Prize

    04 June 2008

    Misako Hida, a journalist based in New York, accepted a prize today for her news article: "The Land of Karoshi". The prize was awarded by the International Training Center and the International Labour Organization to recognize the best story on labour rights. "Karoshi" is a Japanese term meaning "death from overwork". In Japan an estimated 5,000 suicides per year are the result of depression caused by overwork. Zohreh Tabatabai, Director of Communication at the ILO, and François Eyraud, Executive Director of the International Training Centre, presented Misako Hido with the prize.

  3. Video

    A Banker for Sri Lankan Women: Rupa Manel Silva

    02 April 2008

    A new report from the International Labour Organization shows that economic empowerment for women is vital for equal participation of women and men in the labour market and equal access to obtaining decent work. In Sri Lanka, Rupa Manel Silva is leading the way with a bank run by women for women.

  4. Video

    Global economic turbulence to spur unemployment increase, says new ILO report

    24 January 2008

    The new ILO Global Employment Trends 2008 report says market turmoil, rising oil prices and credit uncertainty could leave 5 million more unemployed this year.

2007

  1. Video

    Breaking through poverty: The TREE Project in the Philippines

    01 December 2007

    In Davao and in the Zamboanga Peninsula, across the highlands and all the way to the remote coastal villages of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, the Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) Project of the ILO has helped a generation of poor men and women optimise their human potential, stimulating economic empowerment and sustaining peace and development.

  2. Video

    East Asia is the growth productivity story of the decade, according to new figures from the Key Indicators of the Labour Market, released this week at a press conference in Geneva

    03 September 2007

    East Asia showed some of the fastest labour productivity growth rates in economic history, according to Jose Manuel Salazar, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, speaking at a press conference for the launch of the 5th edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM).

  3. Video

    Rekindled dreams

    01 July 2007

    In 2007, the ILO-IPEC, with funding from the United States Department of Labor, completed the five-year project supporting the Philippine Time-Bound Programme on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. The project aimed to withdraw and prevent children from working in small-scale mining, domestic labor, situations of commercial sexual exploitation, deep-sea fishing and in hazardous agricultural occupations (especially in sugar cane plantations).

  4. Video

    H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the 96th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2007

    On the closing day of the International Labour Conference, the President of Sri Lanka stressed the need for political objectives in his country to be achieved "through negotiation and dialogue".

  5. Video

    Informal economy work sees more working hours for men, less for women

    08 June 2007

    A new report from the ILO says that one in five workers worldwide work excessively long hours, up to 48 a week, often to merely make ends meet. The study also says women work shorter hours than men, most likely because they bear the brunt of responsibility for the unpaid work of taking care of the family and household.

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    Employment creation through pro-poor, participating and employment intensive investments (Cambodia)

    01 June 2007

    This video looks at the Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure Project which was piloted in Battambang, Cambodia.