Videos

  1. Surgical instruments in Pakistan

    09 September 2002

    In Pakistan, the difficult and dangerous task of manufacturing surgical instruments has often in the past been done by children. The International Labour Organization is working to put a stop to this and other hazardous forms of child labour, helping cushion the financial blow of losing part of the family income while helping the child catch up with their education. This report from ILO TV.

  2. Mine accident in Colombia

    17 July 2002

    An estimated 180 million children worldwide are trapped in some of the worst forms of child labour. An accident at a Colombian gold mine focused attention on the plight of small children forced to work for a living in hazardous conditions. This report from ILO TV.

  3. Small scale mines in Bolivia

    29 May 2002

    Mining is a dangerous occupation the world over, but in the small scale mines of Bolivia the fatality rate is 90 per cent higher than that faced by miners in industrialized countries. The dangers of makeshift mines, ranging from dust and noise to inexperience, are explained in a new manual from the International Labour Organization, as ILO TV reports.

  4. Global Report on Child Labour

    10 May 2002

    A report from the International Labour Organization reveals that the worst forms of child labour are much more widespread than was previously thought. Some 180 million youngsters are performing hazardous work. They may be victims of traffickers or be forced to work in the sex trade or recruited as child soldiers, as ILO TV now reports.

  5. Work of giants in Cambodia

    07 May 2002

    When a country emerges from decades of conflict, it takes a gigantic effort to rebuild it. In Cambodia, a book from the International Labour Organization details the reconstruction of an economy and the rebuilding of a devastated infrastructure.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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:

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.