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July 2002

  1. Publication

    Standards, Principles and Approaches in Occupational Health Services

    01 July 2002

May 2002

  1. Video

    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.

  2. Video

    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.

  3. Video

    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.

  4. Video

    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.

April 2002

  1. Video

    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.

  2. Video

    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.

March 2002

  1. Video

    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.

February 2002

  1. Video

    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.

  2. Video

    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.