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2019

  1. Video

    ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila: Labour Migration

    11 April 2019

    Listen to the voices of migrant workers through the Dula-Tula Performers and testimony of Ms Novelita Palisoc, a union leader and an advocate for the rights and empowerment of domestic workers worldwide. Migration should be a choice, and not a necessity as highlighted in the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila.

  2. Video

    ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila: Indigenous Peoples

    11 April 2019

    The ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila held on 11 April 2019 featured a segment on indigenous peoples. 2019 is not only the ILO Centenary but also the 30th Anniversary of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169).

  3. Video

    ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila: Green Jobs and Just Transition

    11 April 2019

    El Gamma Penumbra opened the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila held on 11 April 2019 with their winning performance at the Asia's Got Talent.

  4. Video

    ILO-EU stakeholders’ forum on freedom of association, collective bargaining, trade and employment

    11 April 2019

    The video captures highlights of the Stakeholders’ forum on presentation of outputs of the ILO-EU collaboration on freedom of association and collective bargaining and on trade and employment in the Philippines.

2017

  1. Our impact, Their voices

    Building peace, empowering communities through livelihoods in Mindanao Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict in Mindanao has affected people’s lives and livelihood, fuelled poverty and hampered inclusive and sustainable growth. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016.

  2. Our impact, Their voices

    Hearts and minds: A road to building the capacity of the Bangsamoro in the Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed groups after decades of fighting often have no direct background or experience of managing, implementing and delivering development projects. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016.

  3. Our impact, Their voices

    Strength in partnership in the Philippines through enhanced community

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict led to loss of confidence and trust of people in Mindanao not only on the government and the community but also on themselves. It was in this context that a participatory approach for community owned and managed projects made a big sense. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016.

  4. Our impact, Their voices

    Sustainable livelihood towards a better, productive and peaceful Mindanao in the Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed conflict has fuelled poverty, affected employment quality and hampered economic development in Mindanao. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Sustainable livelihood was a major component along with community ownership and building the capacity of the BDA.

  5. Our impact, Their voices

    Towards peacebuilding and sustainable livelihoods in Zamboanga, Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed conflict and the Zamboanga siege in 2013 left thousands of homes damaged and burned to the ground. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been involved in helping families displaced by the conflict. With funding from the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the ILO focused on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities.

  6. Future of Work

    Future of Work: Interview with Josua Mata

    01 August 2017

    What role can the unions play to protect jobs ? Thoughts of Josua Mata from Sentro Philippines

  7. Video

    Regulating informal sectors key to ending child labour: ILO | ANC

    19 June 2017

    The key to ending child labour in the Philippines may depend on supporting and regulating informal sectors, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said. CARING Gold Project Coordinator Cesar Giovanni Soledad cited that child labour remains an issue in the country because most of young workers are in informal sectors, such as small-scale mining.

  8. Energy and green jobs

    Recommendations ACEF 2017: Good and Decent Jobs, Skills and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition

    08 June 2017

    The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2017 featured a Deep Dive Workshop on ‘Good and Decent Jobs, Skills and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition’. Over 80 representatives from governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners discussed how to design a future of work for the clean energy transition that is just and with decent quality job creation. Ms Cristina Martinez, ILO Senior Specialist on Environment and Decent Work provides a summary of recommendations from the workshop. The ILO co-organized the workshop with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Platform for Advancing Green Human Capital (PAGHC).

  9. Energy and green jobs

    Message by the Government of France at the ACEF 2017

    06 June 2017

    Ms Laurence Monnoyer-Smith, Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development of the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Government of France gives her message at the Deep Dive Workshop on Good and decent jobs, skills, and entrepreneurship for a just energy transition as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2017. The Commissioner-General said that the issue of how to create decent jobs and foster the right skills and entrepreneurship for just energy transition is crucial.

  10. Video

    Ending child labour on the ABS-CBN News Channel's The World Tonight

    12 January 2017

    Child labour exploitation remains a huge problem in the country, Pia Gutierrez of the ABS-CBN News Channel’s The World Tonight tells us that aside from the underage issue, most child labourers work in hazardous conditions.

2016

  1. Migrant workers

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project: Making a Difference for Migrant Workers

    31 March 2016

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE project, with support of the Government of Canada, has made a significant and tangible impact on the governance of labour migration in the region and advanced the ASEAN regional integration agenda. The ultimate beneficiaries, the migrant workers themselves, make an enormous development contribution to the region. All stakeholders will benefit from protecting and promoting their rights. This video documents the key achievements of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project from 2012 to 2016.

2015

  1. Disaster response

    Decent work: An immediate response to Haiyan

    06 August 2015

    Almost 6 million workers were affected when Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November 2013. Of these, 2.6 million workers were already in vulnerable employment and living near or at the poverty line even before the super typhoon. The ILO immediately responded with livelihood and decent work at the forefront of its recovery efforts. With the support of the Governments of Norway and Japan, the Department for International Development (DFID) UK , and the International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), the ILO reached out to affected communities with social protection and programmes of emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training, and enterprise development and recovery.

  2. Disaster response

    Highlights of the ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) project culminating event

    06 August 2015

    The ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery Project, for Super Typhoon Haiyan locally known as Yolanda, gathered donors, partners, and beneficiaries to conclude its disaster response work with a culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda)" on 6 August 2015. At the event participants shared key lessons and challenges in placing sustainable livelihood at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery, and development.

  3. Disaster response

    ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) culminating event and panel on disaster response

    06 August 2015

    Introduction and panel 1 on Lessons across borders: Learnings from disaster response in Japan and the Philippines, the first panel discussion during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda)

  4. Disaster response

    ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) panel on disaster response and livelihood

    06 August 2015

    Panel discussion 1 on Lessons across borders: Learnings from disaster response in Japan and the Philippines and Panel discussion 2 on Spearheading sustainability and liveli hood recovery through collaboration during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery following Haiyan"

  5. Disaster response

    ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) on livelihood and social protection

    06 August 2015

    Panel discussion 2 on Spearheading sustainability and livelihood recovery through collaboration and Panel discussion 3 on Social protection in Haiyan disaster response during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery following Haiyan"