Videos

  1. Transformed food systems can help achieve sustainable development goals

    23 September 2021

    The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) co-lead a new international coalition to advance decent work for people working in food systems.

  2. Decent work, clean and safe water for indigenous peoples of Rifao, Upi, Maguindanao

    21 September 2021

    Through community contracting and employing local resource-based approaches (LRB), the project maximized the use of local resources while respecting traditions and considering the environment in all aspects of the implementation.

  3. Entrepreneurship skills for Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    15 September 2021

    ILO Chief technical advisor, María Olave, explains how the ILO has provided entrepreneurship training to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador and Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over five million Venezuelans have become refugees and migrants in recent years, the majority of whom are living in neighbouring countries in Latin America.

  4. Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

  5. Social protection at the crossroads: in pursuit of a better future

    02 September 2021

    The World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 provides a global overview of progress made around the world over the past decade in extending social protection and building rights-based social protection systems, including during the COVID-19 period.

  6. An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    31 August 2021

    Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.

  7. Indigenous Peoples: Partners for safe water, decent work and peace

    27 August 2021

    At the World Water Week 2021 global event, the Philippines shared how indigenous peoples built a water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in the Bangsamoro region, which also respected indigenous rights, culture and traditions.

  8. A boost to skills training in Bangladesh

    25 August 2021

    Two million people join Bangladesh’s workforce every year. It is vital that workers can learn the skills that respond to the needs of the labour market. ILO technical specialist, Ligaya Dumaoang, introduces the Skills 21 project, a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the ILO, funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities by strengthening the country’s skills development system.

  9. For disaster relief or the climate crisis, we need a human-centred, sustainable approach

    19 August 2021

    The contribution of humanitarian workers has never been more vital. They embody the human-centred approach to development that respects all people and the environment they live and work in. Increasingly humanitarian disasters are being made much worse by the consequences of our changing climate. In addressing either immediate humanitarian relief or longer-term climate change, a human-centred approach is essential if we are to build a better, more just and more sustainable future. On #WorldHumanitarianDay join us in calling for a human-centred transition that responds to the global threat posed to us all by climate change.

  10. Decent jobs and safe water in the Philippines

    17 August 2021

    In the latest in the ILO in Action video story series, Jennylyn Aguinaldo, manager of the ILO-Japan Water Project in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, explains how the ILO is contributing to peace and development in one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, with water system construction projects that provide decent jobs, social protection and better access to safe water.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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