Videos

  1. ILO: Pandemic opened up unprecedented jobs gap

    16 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery. Mr Christian Viegelahn, Labour Economist of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific talks about the new COVID-19 and the ASEAN labour market report on the Market Edge of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) hosted by Ms Raine Musngi.

  2. Indigenous peoples build new water system in Looy, Maguindanao

    13 August 2021

    Teduray, a group of indigenous peoples in the Philippines built a new water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project that will provide access to clean and safe water, at the same time contribute to promoting decent work and building peace in the Bangsamoro region.

  3. Maggie Nichols: Protect youth rights and voices

    12 August 2021

    Job markets, education and even sports became challenging for youth during the Covid19 crisis. On International Youth Day, US top gymnast and NCAA Inspiration Award Winner Maggie Nichols joins the ILO to call for better protection of youth rights and voices in the recovery process.

  4. It’s never been more urgent to invest in youth

    12 August 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected young people. Hence, there has never been a more urgent need to invest in youth. On International Youth Day 2021 ILO Deputy Director-General, Martha Newton, joins others in the international community in recognising and celebrating the leadership, creativity and resilience of young people world-wide.

  5. Go for the goal: Decent Jobs for Youth

    12 August 2021

    On International Youth Day, French football legend and winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Christian Karembeu, stands with the ILO to call for more and better Decent Jobs For Youth, particularly in times of COVID19. “We need to save their dreams and help them achieve their goals”, Karembeu says.

  6. ILO training provides refugee with tools to start his own company

    12 August 2021

    Dawit Gebre Yohannes, an Eritrean refuge in Ethiopia, took part in the ILO's flagship Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training (delivered in partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA), the world’s largest entrepreneurship development programme. He now has a ready-to-implement business plan and dreams of running his own software company.

  7. With the right business training, Ethiopian youth can turn their dreams into reality

    12 August 2021

    Tsehaynesh Birhanu, who lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, wanted to prove she could be a success. She joined the ILO Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training (delivered in partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA), the world’s largest entrepreneurship development programme. She now feels anything is possible and encourages others to embrace their dreams and start their own businesses.

  8. Indigenous peoples can help build a ‘better future’

    10 August 2021

    9 August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis but are key partners in building a ‘better normal’ that respects their rights and ensures access to decent work.

  9. New schools and new teachers in southern Madagascar

    10 August 2021

    In the latest in the ILO in Action series of video stories, ILO national project coordinator, Holiarivony Ramiarintsoa, explains how a joint ILO, UNICEF and WFP programme in southern Madagascar aims to increase school enrolment, improve the quality of education and strengthen institutions by building schools and training teachers.

  10. How domestic workers got organized in Kuwait

    05 August 2021

    Ann Abunda arrived in Kuwait 18 years ago to work as a domestic worker. Having lived through some challenging experiences, she helped found a thriving organization that advocates for the rights of domestic workers in the country. See the full story on ILO's multimedia storytelling platform Voices

  11. ILO honours the victims of the Beirut port explosion

    04 August 2021

    The ILO joined other UN agencies to honour those who lost their lives and their loved ones in last year’s Beirut port blast, and paid tribute to the women and men who lost their properties, jobs and livelihoods. ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat took part in a memorial event at the location of the tragic explosion.

  12. A year on from the Beirut blast, ILO helps create a safer city

    04 August 2021

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th 2020, the International Labour Organization mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process create decent jobs and hope for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. The organization continues to work with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city. Find out more: www.ilo.org/lebanon

  13. ILO promotes entrepreneurship among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    03 August 2021

    The ILO has trained over 650 women and men on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, aimed at promoting livelihoods and decent job creation in the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  14. A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

    02 August 2021

    The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.

  15. Strong labour laws make decent work a reality

    27 July 2021

    The latest in our ILO in Action video series spotlights Georgia, where the ILO worked with the government to draft extensive amendments to its labour code and a new law on labour inspection. Without strong labour laws there can be no decent work, says Chief Technical Advisor, Cătălin Ţacu.

  16. The Atom Araullo Specials: Munting Bisig (Little Arm) child labour during the pandemic

    25 July 2021

    Atom Araullo gets to know children working amid the COVID-19 pandemic and features an interview with ILO Director Khalid Hassan on child labour in a special documentary of GMA News.

  17. Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic

    23 July 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  18. Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery

    23 July 2021

    Government, worker and employer representatives at the109th session of the International Labour Conference unanimously adopted a Global Call to Action that sets out the world of work response to the COVID-19 crisis and recommendations on how to build a human-centred future of work.

  19. Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    18 July 2021

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.

  20. The skills young job seekers need

    15 July 2021

    On World Youth Skills Day 2021, ILO Senior Youth Employment Specialist, Susana Puerto, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s education and job prospects and the skills that are in demand by employers and a changing world of work. The ILO has published a new Global Framework on Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century, which will be launched at an event for World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.