Video and audio stories

2015

  1. A journey towards formalization

    26 August 2015

    This video shows a large number of people in Nepal work in informal business. Their contribution to the country's economy remains unseen and unmeasured. This affects not only the country's budget, but also hampers the economic planning and the country's development goals.

  2. Kailash Satyarthi calls on ILO constituents to help make child labour history

    11 June 2015

    Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)

2014

  1. India: I chose to live

    01 December 2014

    Actress Kavi Ladnier shares the story of Seema who only learned about the importance of early HIV testing when her son became gravely ill. People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination at work and in their everyday lives. Many of those affected are not able to tell their own stories.

  2. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in India?

    11 June 2014

    Transition from informal to formal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Pillay Chandrasekharan, President of the Kerala Branch of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions organize informal workers in India.

  3. India at Work: Addressing the Constraints to Inclusive Growth

    09 April 2014

    The ILO and the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), Planning Commission, Government of India, jointly organized a technical dialogue on "India at Work: Addressing the Constraints to Inclusive Growth" on 9 April 2014 in New Delhi to discuss the factors underlying the current employment trends in India with a view to providing policy options.

2013

  1. Partnerships to end child labour in India

    29 July 2013

    While child labour has not yet been eliminated in India, the Government of India and the ILO have been working together in partnership at national, state and district level to remove the remaining obstacles. Good practices developed through the years, such as improved access to income generation for parents, vocational training programs for older children and preparatory classes for children waiting to enter state schools are converging. This film and the IPEC project it examines, through the support of the United States Department of Labor, hears from children and their parents who have benefited from the convergence of these good practices. By following a cohesive, systematic approach the elimination of child labour can become a reality.

  2. ILO SCORE India : Any mantra for SMEs to improve long term competitiveness?

    28 June 2013

  3. ILO SCORE India : Any mantra for SMEs to improve long term competitiveness?

    27 June 2013

    Meeting quality and productivity standards is a priority for suppliers. But does it really makes sense for the SMEs to improve working conditions and meet the social standards?

  4. Tackling Bonded Labour in Tamil Nadu

    03 May 2013

    In India's Tamil Nadu state, thousands of people desperate for money are offered advance payments to work in the region's many brick kilns. While this system has worked well enough in the past for both employers and workers, many workers run the risk of "debt bondage" because they cannot leave the worksite until they repay the advance in full. But the situation is changing now, by ILO working with government and employers, and showing workers how they can take more control of their own lives.

  5. ILO says a policy for domestic workers in India is ''a matter of urgency''

    31 March 2013

    Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million.

  6. ILO SCORE India : Helps SMEs become Productive and Competitive (in Hindi)

    19 February 2013

  7. Jobs crisis must be at centre of World Economic Forum discussion, says ILO

    25 January 2013

    New ILO figures show global unemployment is rising again and another 5 million are expected to be unemployed in 2013. The ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder told Indian broadcaster NDTV that policymakers and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos should question the idea that an economic recovery is underway.

  8. Increases in child labour over past four years a worrying trend, says ILO

    04 January 2013

    Euronews reports on efforts to tackle child labour in Benin and India. Recent increases in child labour in Africa are a major concern, and despite progress in addressing child labour in South Asia, it remains the area with the greatest concentration of child labour globally. With 215 million child labourers worldwide and over half in the worst forms of child labour, ILO expert Patrick Quinn says we need to make more progress to get all children out of work and into school.

2012

  1. INDIA: ILO SCORE Programme For SMEs

    20 December 2012

  2. INDIA: ILO SCORE Programme for SMEs

    19 December 2012

    This video presents the stories of a few SMEs in India who following SCORE trainings have been able to reduce the costs of doing business, boost competitiveness and most importantly enhance their market reputation by improving the social and environmental impact of their operations.

  3. India: Out of the Repair Shop and In to School

    10 April 2012

    When you think of what trade unions do, rescuing children from illegal child labour is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But in India's Tamil Nadu State, six trade unions have come together to eradicate child labour, especially in its most hazardous forms. In the district of Erode, nearly a hundred children have been removed from auto and motorcycle repair shop work and are now back in school.

  4. Fighting Child Labour in India's Carpet Industry

    10 April 2012

    Eradicating child labour is difficult, but some employers in India are finding a way. And along the way to eliminating child labour, employers are also discovering that it makes good business sense as well.

2011

  1. ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work: Views of Mr Sanjay Mahadeo Ambre, of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF)

    07 October 2011

  2. Informal Economy: India

    14 June 2011

  3. Social Justice: Ms Nalini Nayak, Self Employment Women Association (SEWA)

    14 June 2011