Videos and Photos

2007

  1. Video

    Rekindled dreams

    01 July 2007

    In 2007, the ILO-IPEC, with funding from the United States Department of Labor, completed the five-year project supporting the Philippine Time-Bound Programme on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. The project aimed to withdraw and prevent children from working in small-scale mining, domestic labor, situations of commercial sexual exploitation, deep-sea fishing and in hazardous agricultural occupations (especially in sugar cane plantations).

  2. Video

    H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the 96th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2007

    On the closing day of the International Labour Conference, the President of Sri Lanka stressed the need for political objectives in his country to be achieved "through negotiation and dialogue".

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    Informal economy work sees more working hours for men, less for women

    08 June 2007

    A new report from the ILO says that one in five workers worldwide work excessively long hours, up to 48 a week, often to merely make ends meet. The study also says women work shorter hours than men, most likely because they bear the brunt of responsibility for the unpaid work of taking care of the family and household.

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    Employment creation through pro-poor, participating and employment intensive investments (Cambodia)

    01 June 2007

    This video looks at the Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure Project which was piloted in Battambang, Cambodia.

  5. Video

    Child labour intervention in the sugar industry of the Philippines

    01 May 2007

    Sugar farming requires great capital. Because of this, majority of families depend on the sugar industry work as farm labourers. This is the case of Western Visayas region in the Philippines, especially in Negros Occidental, the country’s leading sugar-producing province. In 2006, the ILO-IPEC partnered with the Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI) to implement interventions in Western Visayas. The video documents anti-child labour initiatives of the Sugar Industry of the Philippines in cooperation with SIFI.

  6. Video

    Afghanistan: Women Entrepreneurs

    20 April 2007

    Afghan women are taking their handicraft skills to the market and playing an active role in the country's reconstruction and development.

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    Rebuilding Baphuon Temple in Angkor, Cambodia

    05 February 2007

    Tourists will soon be able to visit one of Angkor’s greatest treasures: the 11th century Baphuon temple. Now the temple is the centre of a huge archaeological reconstruction effort. Safety training means today’s Khmer construction workers are reclaiming this piece of their heritage without the dangers their ancestors faced.

2006

  1. Video

    The Sweet Taste of Success

    19 October 2006

    Out of the destruction and tragedy of the December 2004 Tsunami, people like Asriana have overcome grief and financial ruin to start life anew. A business training course run by the ILO in Banda Aceh, has helped Asriana develop her business skills and turn a donut-making enterprise into a success.

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    Informal Gold Mining in Mongolia

    11 October 2006

    Severe drought and heavy loss of livestock have led traditional Mongolian herders to mine gold in order to survive. Their work is hazardous and illegal. A new law has been proposed to help improve the working conditions of 100,000 informal gold miners.

  3. Video

    Making Information Technology Work For Agriculture in India

    02 October 2006

    Despite a rapid growth in it’s information communication technology sector, the digital divide in India is getting wider. Using IT in the agricultural sector is one solution to help reduce poverty in India and bridge the digital divide.