Videos

2015

  1. A journey towards formalization

    26 August 2015

    This video shows a large number of people in Nepal work in informal business. Their contribution to the country's economy remains unseen and unmeasured. This affects not only the country's budget, but also hampers the economic planning and the country's development goals.

  2. Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery

    22 July 2015

    Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.

  3. One Stop Shop

    02 June 2015

    This video shows the Mongolian experience for delivering social protection and employment services.

  4. ILO helps Lebanese farming communities hosting Syrian refugees

    25 May 2015

    The ILO has partnered with the local economic development agency in Lebanon’s Northern Akkar region to identify the causes of farmers difficulties that stem from the Syrian refugee crisis, implement solutions to increase their access to markets and upgrade agricultural value chains. "Please click on the"cc" button on the bar below the video for English subtitles".

  5. Helping communities cope: Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    18 May 2015

    An International Labour Organization survey on the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labour market found that unemployment has increased among both Syrian refugees and Jordanians since 2011. As well as straining Jordan’s limited resources and infrastructure, the arrival of the refugees also increased competition for already scarce jobs and forced more children into tiring and potentially hazardous work.

  6. Syrian refugees, working informally and under harsh conditions, increase pressure on Jordan’s Labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of high numbers of refugees has put further strain on infrastructure, resources and public services like education and health care, and increased competition for already scarce jobs in some sectors.

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    ILO ready to ratchet up operations in Nepal

    06 May 2015

    Interview with the Director of the ILO office in Kathmandu, following the worst earthquake in the country over the last 80 years.

  8. Decent jobs for working out of disaster

    27 April 2015

    Japan was struck by a mega-scale earthquake and tsunamis in 2011. To find how the country and people has overcome the disaster, the ILO conducted a study on post-disaster recovery efforts. It was decent jobs that helped people work out of disaster.

  9. Disaster Risk Reduction in Fiji

    13 March 2015

    As the risks posed by climate change become more prevalent, often the people affected the most have the least capacity to adapt to those risks without help. In Fiji, the ILO's Cash for Work programme brought together government, communities and volunteers to help villagers threatened by climate change. The challenge: to move an entire village to higher ground. (Closed captions available)

  10. Disaster Risk Reduction in Fiji

    13 March 2015

    As the risks posed by climate change become more prevalent, often the people affected the most have the least capacity to adapt to those risks without help. In Fiji, the ILO's Cash for Work programme brought together government, communities and volunteers to help villagers threatened by climate change. The challenge: to move an entire village to higher ground. (Closed captions available)

  11. Stories from street children in Lebanon

    16 February 2015

    Watch this series of short films featuring the stories of children who live and work on the streets of Lebanon’s cities, as told by the children themselves, using animation skills they learnt during a children’s advocacy training project.

  12. Haiyan: Helping vulnerable communities in Coron with Decent Work

    07 January 2015

    Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines. And while Tacloban City sustained the most destruction, other more remote places also suffered heavy damage. Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island of Coron. A year after Haiyan, the island's people are gradually restoring some of what was lost, and at the same time, learning new skills and ways to support their families.

2014

  1. Resilience-based response to the Syrian crisis

    17 December 2014

    Communicated through engaging info-graphics, this video explores the main pillars of a resilience-building development response to the impact of the Syrian crisis inside Syria and in neighboring countries, adopted by regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) members, including the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Building back better with decent work after Typhoon Bopha

    12 November 2014

    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. Typhoon Bopha, named Pablo locally, was the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in two decades. Working closely with the Australian Government and those affected on the ground, the ILO supported communities to build back better with decent work, livelihoods and social protection at the forefront of recovery.

  3. Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    07 November 2014

    Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. Now, a year after Haiyan, people have new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

  4. Haiyan: Planting the Seeds of the recovery

    07 November 2014

    A year after Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as "Yolanda" devastated parts of The Philippines, thousands of people whose lives depend on agriculture are still trying to cope. It wasn't only that farm fields cultivated for years were destroyed; farmers who knew only one way to provide for their families lost their livelihoods. But now there is new hope in the mountains and farm fields devastated by Haiyan. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

  5. Training Haitians to re-build homes that will last

    26 June 2014

    The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 devastated entire communities leaving over a million homeless. The 16/6 project in Haiti aims to rebuild 16 neighbourhoods and re-house displaced people living in six camps set up after the disaster. Training people in earthquake-resistant construction has been a key part of the joint government-led project, which has brought together the International Labour Organization and other international organizations. The same approach is now being replicated in the Champs-de-Mars square in the centre of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

  6. An interview with Ms. Azita Berar Awad

    21 May 2014

  7. Haiti: Entrepreneurial spirit rebuilds out of the rubble

    19 March 2014

    Once a symbol of misfortune, the debris created by Haiti's earthquake on 12 January 2010 is now a symbol of hope. Haitian entrepreneurs, with ILO training, are recycling the debris and using it to rebuild their neighbourhoods. In fragile states that are emerging from conflicts and natural disasters, the ILO works to create employment and supports paths towards greater resilience. A high-level panel on decent work in fragile states will take place at the ILO's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 20 March 2014.

2013

  1. Video: Decent Work for People with Disabilities - Count Us In!

    23 September 2013

    Women and men with disabilities can and want to be productive members of society. This four minute video raises awareness about the barriers as well as the actions needed to help people with disabilities obtain decent work and a better life.

  2. Restoring confidence in the world of work

    17 June 2013

    How to reconnect and restore confidence in jobs and growth as instruments of social progress was the topic of debate during a high-level panel discussion of the International Labour Conference.