Videos

As part of its advocacy work in Sri Lanka the ILO produces a range of video products, including news stories, interviews, and other promotional films.

Inquiries about usage or reproduction of any materials should be directed to colombo@ilo.org.

For more videos, visit the ILO's video page.

2020

  1. Forced Labour Indicators (In Sinhala)

    30 July 2020

    Video contains information on ILO’s Forced Labour Indicators. How to identify forced labour specifically in the international labour migration.

  2. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  3. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  4. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.

  5. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  6. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

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    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  8. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

2019

  1. The ILO’s Centenary Year in Review

    23 December 2019

    It was a year of celebration, declarations and reaffirmation at the International Labour Organization as it marked 100 years in pursuit of social justice and decent work around the world. A look back at 2019 as the ILO looks to the future of work in its second century.

  2. Let them fly

    28 November 2019

    Ridma Weerawardena, a Sri Lankan music idol, collaborates with ILO's music against child labour initiative.

  3. Message from UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

    13 February 2019

    Video message from Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

2018

  1. Green jobs, the key to sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

    25 July 2018

    The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people. Watch this three-minute animation on how we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world by making our work greener.

2017

  1. Supporting improved governance of labour migration in Sri Lanka

    01 August 2017

    Currently in its third phase, the ILO Safe Labour Migration Programme in Sri Lanka contributes to promote safe and regular migration through improved policies and legal frameworks related to labour migration and better service provision to migrant workers and their families. The experiences of the planned interventions will feed and substantiate national, regional and global policy dialogue on Migration and Development.

2016

  1. Diversify to develop - Sri Lanka's way forward

    31 May 2016

    People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have rebuilt their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season due to diversification.

  2. ILO Director-General calls for improved conditions for water workers

    22 March 2016

    In his message for World Water Day, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, nor protected by basic labour rights.

2015

  1. ILO partners with NAITA and MAGA engineering for on the job training

    28 December 2015

    This video demonstrate the pilot initiative took between ILO, NAITA and MAGA engineering to implement a pilot public private partnership for on the job training in the construction sector between

  2. Sri Lankan women build brighter futures (ILO LEED project)

    27 August 2015

    The three-decade-long civil war in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province has left many vulnerable women and women-headed households. How to improve their livelihoods have been a big concern for the Sri Lankan government and the international community.

  3. Diversify to develop - Sri Lanka's way forward (ILO LEED project)

    27 August 2015

    People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have move forward on their way to rebuild their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season because they’ve started environmentally-friendly sea farming.

  4. The way back to school

    01 June 2015

    Saddis Kumar's mother works in a tea plantation in Sri Lanka and his father's health leaves him unable to work. Saddis was about to fall out of school and into child labour when an ILO project intervened.

  5. Small app, big advantage

    31 March 2015

    A small mobile App has relieved labour inspectors in Sri Lanka of heavy stacks of reports and record books and improved the efficiency, transparency and timeliness of the government service.