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January 2001

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    Decent work deficit in Asia

    15 January 2001

    Asia has been struggling to recover from a financial crisis that rocked the region 4 years ago. But that recovery is on shaky ground as the global economic downturn throws more people out of work and into uncertainty. The International Labour Org. opens a four-day conference in the region to shore up recovery as ILO TV explains.

September 2000

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    The Shipbreakers

    01 September 2000

    Few nations are willing to accept the dirty and dangerous work of dismantling a ship by hand. It is one of the world's most unregulated and hazardous industries, leaving a trail of debris, disability and death in its wake. At the same time, it is an industry that supplies much needed income to Bangladeshi workers who have few decent alternatives.

May 2000

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    Forced to Labour (trailer)

    01 May 2000

    Everyday millions of people around the world are forced to labour under inhumane conditions with the threat of violence or abuse. This documentary examines specific examples of the global phenomenon of forced labour such as slavery, bonded labour, human trafficking and coercive recruitment and the socio economic conditions that allow it to persist. Full-length duration: 30 minutes.

April 2000

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    I am a child (VHS PAL)

    04 April 2000

    International Labour Conference, 86th Session, 1998. Report VI, Part 1.

December 1999

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    The Face of Decent Work

    01 December 1999

    Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases - more than 2.3 million deaths per year. Over 337 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year. In terms of shattered families and communities, the damage is irreparable. The ILO reaches out to people in the most hazardous occupations to help them make their workplace a decent and safe place to work. Director: Miguel Schapira; Producer: Karen Naets-Sekiguchi.

November 1999

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    Her way to work (VHS-NTSC)

    11 November 1999

September 1999

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    Her Way to Work

    01 September 1999

    In the past few decades an unprecedented number of women have joined an increasingly mobile and non traditional workforce. Four women (from the Philippines, Mozambique, and the Dominican Republic) show how, in their own way, they are trying to put dignity and equality back on track for women at work.

June 1999

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    The Face of Decent Work

    01 June 1999

    This is an exposé of some of the world’s most deadly professions (mining and agriculture) and hazards of the workplace (factory fires). It shows conditions of labour unchanged over hundreds of years and the victims of these conditions under pressure to produce in an increasingly competitive and global economy.

August 1996

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    I am a child (VHS NTSC)

    13 August 1996

March 1994

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    International labour standards and women workers. Information kit (VHS PAL - VHS NTSC)

    14 March 1994

    Information Kit includes: an "ABC of Women Workers' Rights - Practical Guide"; a brochure, "International Labour Standards and Women Workers' Rights"; a "Pocket Guide on Provisions of the ILO Conventions and Recommendations concerning Women Workers' Rights"; a booklet, " International Labour Organization and Women Workers' Rights"; posters and a video entitled "International Labour Standards on Women Workers".