Videos

  1. A Future without Child Labour (trailer)

    01 May 2002

    Will child labour ever be eliminated? The ILO follows the lives of two child labourers a boy producing surgical instruments in Pakistan and a girl working on Kenyan farms to find out. While the elimination of child labour in the manufacturing sector seems possible, in sub Saharan Africa, AIDS has become an enormous threat to this effort. Full-length duration: 26 minutes.

  2. Beedi women workers in India

    30 April 2002

    While India now boasts a computer industry akin to silicon valley, there are still millions of informal workers such as Beedi rollers who earn barely enough to survive and are literally dying for a living.

  3. Forced Labour in Niger

    26 April 2002

    Slavery is thought of as a thing of the past, but in certain African countries, such as Sudan, Niger and Mauritania, forced labour in its most ancient form still exists today. In Niger, the International Labour Organization is working with tribal chiefs to eradicate these modern forms of slavery and as ILO TV reports, the main thrust is to combat poverty.

  4. The Informal Sector

    11 March 2002

    Thirty years ago, the International Labour Organization coined the term “the informal sector” to describe the activities of the working poor. Today, this sector accounts for nearly half of all workers in the world and it is expanding in both developing and industrialized countries. ILO Television takes a look at how some of the working poor are working their way out of poverty.

  5. Working street children in Greece

    14 February 2002

    The trafficking of children from country to country is seen as one of the worst forms of child labour, according to the International Labour Organization. As ILO TV now reports from Greece, youngsters often end up working and living on the streets, but the reasons behind the phenomenon - and the children’s legal situation - are complex.

  6. Romanian street children

    06 February 2002

    Beneath the streets of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, live hundreds of children who barely survive through begging, working on the streets or prostitution. The International Labour Organization is funding efforts to get them off the streets and back with their families, as ILO TV now reports.

  7. Bought and Sold (trailer)

    01 January 2002

    Human trafficking is a problem that touches just about every country in the world. Women and children, shipped out of their own country for the purposes of slavery and sexual exploitation; what are the circumstances that lead them to this plight? What are the prospects for their future? Full-length duration: 29 minutes.

  8. WORKING STREET CHILDREN IN ST. PETERSBURG

    14 December 2001

    Beneath the palace-lined streets of St. Petersburg, live 16,000 children and their numbers are growing. Working street children are a new phenomenon in Russia brought on by the collapse of the Soviet system of support. They are only now learning how to cope.

  9. BOSNIA - THE POTENTIAL OF DISTANCE LEARNING

    12 December 2001

    Five years of civil war in Bosnia Herzegovina has left ruined villages and a ruptured economy. But in the city of Bihac, information and communication technology is paving a road to reconstruction.

  10. CONDITIONS IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

    07 December 2001

    More than 90 percent of the world’s trade tonnage is carried by a merchant fleet of some 50,000 ships. According to a report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), changes in the financing and management of these ships has led to deregulation and more flexible working conditions for seafarers, but these conditions are not always to their advantage.

  11. ABANDONED IN AMSTERDAM

    05 December 2001

    It used to be that a seafarer would only abandon ship under the most dire circumstances. But more and more, it is the seafarer who is finding himself abandoned, stranded and forgotten in foreign ports all over the world. It is a growing problem as ILO Television explains:

  12. NEW TECHNOLOGIES: INTERNET PEDOPHILIA

    09 November 2001

    Use of the internet by paedophiles to abuse children will be a major issue at the upcoming Yokohama World Congress Against the Sexual and Commercial Exploitation of Children (Dec. 17-20). But in Thailand, some people are turning the internet to their advantage in their fight against child abuse and exploitation. ILO Television takes us there to explain

  13. LEAPFROGGING IN COSTA RICA

    02 November 2001

    Costa Rica is a country rooted in agriculture, known for its harvest of coffee beans and bananas. But along with these exports, the country has managed to leapfrog ahead of others in the region by placing an emphasis on high-tech training.

  14. Shipbreakers

    22 October 2001

    On 20 kilometers of sloping beaches in Bangladesh, an army of men daily perform some of the world’s toughest work. Tankers that survived years of high-seasoned heavy loads are now dismantled as they were built, by hand.

  15. KAMAIYAS IN NEPAL

    12 October 2001

    Bonded labour is a problem that plagues South Asia, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. But the government of Nepal recently freed those who had been trapped in what is known as the Kamaiya system. ILO TV reports.

  16. CHILD TRAFFICKING IN THAILAND

    09 October 2001

    A recent meeting of the International Labour Organization in Manila cited the growing number of reports of trafficking in children, organized trafficking networks and the increasing demand for younger children by the sex trade throughout Asia. But some people are staging a frontal attack on the abuse of children as Miguel Schapira of ILO Television explains.

  17. FORCED LABOUR IN THAILAND

    18 September 2001

    Trafficking of women and children is a major problem in South-East Asia. While many of them willingly agree to leave home to work in another country, they are all too often tricked into taking jobs in the sex industry or other exploitative work, against their will. The Thai Government and the International Labour Organization are trying to rescue these victims of forced labour as we see in this report from ILO TV.

  18. Forced Labour in Brazil

    13 September 2001

    Forced labour is on the rise worldwide and is taking new and insidious forms, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. But some governments along with church and civil groups are attacking this problem head on with encouraging results as we see in this report from ILO TV News.

  19. SUGAR CANE LABOUR IN BOLIVIA

    04 September 2001

    The sugar cane plantations of Bolivia recruit thousands of native peoples from remote corners of the Andean mountain region for the annual harvest. But a new report on forced labour from the International Labour Organization, the ILO, says that many of these workers are victims of abusive recruitment that leads them into a cycle of debt bondage. It is a practice that is resurgent in other parts of the world as well. ILO TV reports.

  20. TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL

    19 July 2001

    Nepal has over 25,000 known AIDS victims, the majority of whom were infected when forced to work as prostitutes. Since 1996 the ILO has been supporting the government of Nepal to combat trafficking and new Time-Bound Programmes will provide education and vocational training for girls at risk.