Videos

  1. A WORKING ALTERNATIVE TO DRUGS TRADE IN BOLIVIA

    16 November 2005

    For many years, the epicentre of drug trafficking activities in Bolivia was in an isolated region called Chapare where the coca leaves were grown and processed. Today, a project to train young people to be entrepreneurs is changing the economic face of the region and creating thousands of new jobs for its youth. This report was prepared by ILO TV.

  2. BOLIVIA TRAINS YOUNG BUSINESS RECRUITS

    14 November 2005

    In Bolivia, where the lack of work and poverty scar the social and economic reality of the country, an army of teachers and professors seek to plant the germ of a business oriented culture within the youth. For the ILO, the promotion of self employment and micro businesses are an integral part of the fight against unemployment. This report was prepared by ILO TV in La Paz.

  3. AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

    14 November 2005

    In Balakot, devastated by the Pakistan earthquake, rebuilding shattered lives began with rebuilding the town. A pilot emergency employment programme run by the International Labour Organization put more than 800 people to work, paying them to clean up the streets and improve living conditions.

  4. MOBILE BEAUTICIANS IN INDIA

    13 October 2005

    A beauty service at home is a growing trend among New Delhi’s fashion-conscious women. But the city’s mobile beauticians are not only a convenience for busy urban women, but a way for the city’s enormous numbers of urban poor to increase their income. ILO TV explains.

  5. JAMAICA YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

    15 July 2005

    The International Labour Organization has found that nearly half of the world’s unemployed are under the age of 24. In Jamaica, the National Training Agency, known as HEART, gives young people the skills they need. ILO TV profiles the manager of a hotel school, who not so long ago was a trainee herself.

  6. EXPLOITATION IN GERMAN MEAT INDUSTRY

    07 July 2005

    An ILO study detailed 42 cases of forced labour in Germany, where migrant workers in particular find themselves tricked into situations where they are forced to work for low pay -- or no pay. ILO TV reports from Germany on a new union set up especially for workers away from home.

  7. Ukraine: child labour in mining

    07 July 2005

    In Ukraine, most legally-operated coal mines closed down following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Yet many families still dig for coal in illegal mines and children are expected to work, too. The International Labour Organization is working together with trade unions and the government to put an end to child labour and create new jobs.

  8. FIGHTING TRAFFICKING IN THAILAND

    07 July 2005

    Many victims of trafficking leave home voluntarily in a desperate search for work, only to find themselves exploited. In the hills of Northern Thailand, efforts are being made to offer women and children alternative sources of income to encourage them to stay at home. ILO TV reports on how an anti- trafficking programme is supporting the development of eco-tourism.

  9. MAKING A LIVING UNDER THE SUN IN KENYA

    29 June 2005

    More than 90 per cent of all jobs created in Africa are in the informal sector, many of them in small open-air workshops. In Kenya, this kind of business is known as jua kali, or “fierce sun” and now well-established employers are working together with the ILO to link up with the informal sector to raise quality and working conditions.

  10. Children Exploited in Mongolian Gold Rush

    27 June 2005

    Many of those working in makeshift Mongolian gold mines are children whose families seek a way out of poverty. The ILO is trying to remove these children from one of the most hazardous jobs in the world.

  11. BACK TO WORK IN BANDA ACEH

    24 June 2005

    As well as countless lives, hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost in the Asian tsunami. Through an employment network and business start-up courses, the International Labour Organization is helping survivors get back to work.

  12. PERU: CHILD LABOUR IN GOLD MINES

    23 June 2005

    In Peru, up to 50 000 children work as gold miners in small-scale mines, braving dangerous conditions and constantly at risk from accidents. In Santa Filomena, the International Labour Organization is working together with a local group to put an end to child labour.

  13. UKRAINE: TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS

    22 June 2005

    Human trafficking is big business, with profits of trafficking worldwide estimated at $32 billion by the International Labour Organization. Men and women are smuggled across borders and often fo rced to work against their will but as ILO TV reports from Ukraine, trafficking is rooted in unemployment and poverty.

  14. US TOMATO PICKERS REACH HISTORIC AGREEMENT

    25 May 2005

    A group of tomato pickers from Florida were put under the spotlight when they reached an historic agreement with Yum Brands, parent company of Taco Bell and the largest restaurant company in the world. A n International Labour Organization report explains how workers like these can sometimes become victims of forced labour exploitation.

  15. FORCED LABOUR IN PERUVIAN AMAZON

    18 May 2005

    Illegal logging in the Peruvian rainforest generates millions of profits. But an ILO report found that more than 30 thousand workers, many of them indigenous people, are victims of forced labour, living in appalling conditions and often tricked into debt with their employers.

  16. UGANDA CHILD SOLDIERS

    17 May 2005

    A report on forced labour from the International Labour Organization (May 11) highlights the situation of child soldiers, forced to kill or to serve as sex slaves. In Northern Uganda, some reports suggest that 20’000 children have been abducted and used during a long-running conflict with the Lords Resistance Army in the north of the country. ILO TV reports.

  17. MIGRANT WORKERS IN RUSSIA

    07 May 2005

    In the former Soviet Union, movement of workers was strictly controlled. But today’s Russia is seeing a growing phenomenon of labour migration, especially from some of the poorest former Soviet republics. But as ILO TV finds out, the life of a migrant worker is not an easy one.

  18. SEX TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS IN JAPAN

    05 May 2005

    The Japanese government has brought in new rules to crack down on entertainment visas which have been widely used to bring women into the country to work in the sex industry. Tens of thousands of foreign women work in bars and clubs in Japan, some of them against their will, according to a report by the International Labour Organization.

  19. GERMANY: MIGRANT WORKERS FIGHT FOR RIGHTS

    05 May 2005

    An ILO study detailed 42 cases of forced labour in Germany, where migrant workers in particular find themselves tricked into situations where they are forced to work for low pay – or no pay. ILO TV reports from Germany on a new union set up especially for workers away from home.

  20. Managing transitions: Pensions - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005