1. Philippines and Indonesia: Child Labour in Footwear Industry

    20 July 2006

    The footwear industry in Indonesia and the Philippines is a source of income for many poor families. An ILO training program encourages them to have safer workplaces and to send their children to school.

  2. Uganda: Child Labour in Tea Plantations

    30 May 2006

    40,000 children work in tea plantations in Tooro, Western Uganda. Across Africa nearly 50 million children work, the majority of these in agriculture. A new report from the International Labour Organization highlights the role played by Ugandan employers, trade unions and government in eliminating child labour.

  3. Morocco : Back to School

    30 May 2006

    A circus school on the coast of Morocco is one innovative community effort among many to get children out of work and into school. According to a new Global Report on child labour from the International Labour Organization, the economic impact of eliminating child labour by replacing it with universal education yields enormous benefits.

  4. Street Children in Romania

    29 May 2006

    Mihai is 14 and has been working on the street begging and washing windows since he was five. Nelu is 13 and makes bricks alongside his family. According to a new Global Report on child labour from the International Labour Organization, Romania and its neighbouring countries have the highest incidence of child labour in Europe.

  5. Indonesian Domestic Workers

    15 May 2006

    Every year nearly 400,000 domestic workers leave Indonesia to work abroad. For most the experience is positive, allowing them to earn many times what they would earn at home. Hidden from public view in private homes however, domestic workers can be targets of exploitation and abuse as ILO TV reports.

  6. Cameroon: AIDS prevention in the workplace

    15 May 2006

    According to a new ILO Report “Decent work – Safe work – HIV/AIDS”, nine out of ten people living with HIV and AIDS globally are of working age. In Cameroon, aluminium manufacturer, Alucam, has developed a successful AIDS prevention workplace programme as ILO TV reports.

  7. Bolivia: Tropic of Chapare

    05 May 2006

    Training young people to become entrepreneurs is proving to be a strong weapon in the fight against drug trafficking in Chapare Province in central Bolivia. (in Spanish)

  8. France: Food at Work

    23 March 2006

    Rising levels of obesity in France and other Western countries, means a less healthy, less productive workforce. But at the Peugeot-Citroen factory in Rennes, France, downsizing the workforce has taken on a very different and healthier meaning. ILO TV explains.

  9. French Woman Boxer

    05 March 2006

    World light welterweight champion Myriam Lamare is passionate that women have a place in boxing and has several championship belts to prove it. As a professional boxer, she has overcome the gender barriers and earned the titles, but in a profession still dominated by men, she is far from a million-dollar baby. ILO TV explains.

  10. Indonesian Furniture Industry

    07 February 2006

    For years, environmentalists have worried about the deforestation of jungles in Indonesia that supply precious woods for garden furniture in the West. But along with these natural resources, a centuries-old livelihood is also under threat as ILO TV explains.

  11. Vocational Training in Denmark

    19 January 2006

    One of the major themes at the 2006 World Economic Forum in Davos is on the future of jobs, but according to a new report from the International Labour Organization, that future relies heavily on the ability of workers to continually upgrade their skills as ILO TV explains.

  12. Denmark: Port State Control

    19 January 2006

    Long before talk of globalization, seafarers lived and worked in a globalized world, with working conditions subject to 60 different labour conventions and recommendations. The International Labour Organisation has now brought all the different rules and regulations together under one maritime labour convention. ILO TV goes on board a North Sea oil tanker in Denmark to check that all is ship-shape.

  13. A Global Alliance Against Forced Labour

    10 January 2006

    How does someone get caught in the trap of forced labour? From the rainforests of Peru to the meat factories of Germany, ILO TV tells the stories of men and women forced to labour, and shows what is being done globally to combat this modern day slavery.

  14. Denmark demonstrates building blocks for flexicurity

    15 December 2005

    Santa’s elves probably don’t think about job security, but a lot of workers who are facing layoffs may want to know why employees at Danish toymaker Lego don’t worry too much if their jobs are outsourced. It has to do with what the International Labour Office and others call “flexicurity”. ILO TV reports.


    07 December 2005

    While China’s economy booms, many workers leave the countryside to make money in the cities or even abroad. The ILO’s Mekong Project to Combat Trafficking aims to raise awareness of the problem and teach about safe migration.

  16. Visit of former US President Bill Clinton to Banda Aceh, Indonesia

    30 November 2005

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited several projects run by various agencies of the UN, and spoke briefly with Peter Rademaker of the ILO Jakarata office about the ILO’s employment center and other projects in Banda Aceh.

  17. Puppets spread AIDS message in India

    24 November 2005

    Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS can be difficult in countries where sex is taboo and literacy rates are low. An Indian community group supported by the International Labour OrganiZation has been reaching out to truck drivers and migrant workers with an entertaining and educational puppet show.


    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.


    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.


    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.