SUGAR CANE LABOUR IN BOLIVIA
04 September 2001
The sugar cane plantations of Bolivia recruit thousands of native peoples from remote corners of the Andean mountain region for the annual harvest. But a new report on forced labour from the International Labour Organization, the ILO, says that many of these workers are victims of abusive recruitment that leads them into a cycle of debt bondage. It is a practice that is resurgent in other parts of the world as well. ILO TV reports.
TRAFFICKING IN NEPAL
19 July 2001
Nepal has over 25,000 known AIDS victims, the majority of whom were infected when forced to work as prostitutes. Since 1996 the ILO has been supporting the government of Nepal to combat trafficking and new Time-Bound Programmes will provide education and vocational training for girls at risk.
TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE
01 June 2001
Trafficking in human beings is an issue of growing alarm, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization. While no country is untouched, Eastern Europe is facing a particular problem in the loss of its young women. ILO Television reports.
TIME-BOUND PROGRAMME ON CHILD LABOUR
25 May 2001
Three years ago, the International Labour Organization adopted a convention against worst forms of child labour, including the use of children in mining, sexual exploitation and domestic work. Now three countries are stepping up the pace to stop child labour. ILO TV reports.
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
13 May 2001
In South Africa, workers had to struggle to make their voices heard during the long years of apartheid. Even now, the global economy does not make it easy to achieve stability in the workplace. ILO TV shows how freedom of association, and the right to organize at work are the basis of good labour relations and, ultimately, a key to economic growth.
COOPERATIVES IN THAILAND
11 April 2001
For the estimated 300 million indigenous and tribal people in more than 70 countries around the world, progress often means problems when traditions and technologies clash. But the Hmong hill tribes in northern Thailand, with the help of the International Labour Organization, are fashioning new solutions to developing their ancient culture as a tool to fully participate in modern societies. ILO TV’s Miguel Schapira takes us there.
23 March 2001
When we think of retirement, most people think of reaping the rewards of a lifetime of work. But according to a new report from the International Labour Organization, the majority of people may be in for a major shock at the end of their careers. ILO Television explains.
12 February 2001
AIDS can no longer be considered as purely a medical problem. Two thirds of the nearly 36 million people infected with HIV are in their most productive years and the implications for the global work force are immense. Because of this, the workplace might just be the best place to deal a crushing blow to the spread of AIDS. ILO Television reports...
25 January 2001
The queues for work are longer than ever, while the cues for curbing unemployment seem to go unnoticed in a fast-paced global economy. In the coming decade, there will be 500 million more looking for a job. But where?
INDIA; THE SEARCH FOR HIGHER VALUE-ADDED ICT MARKETS
23 January 2001
India’s software industry has grown at a phenomenal rate of over 50 percent in the last decade. Trivandum is home to just one of the many software Technology Parks set up by the Indian government that has brought the country racing into the information economy.
Decent work deficit in Asia
15 January 2001
Asia has been struggling to recover from a financial crisis that rocked the region 4 years ago. But that recovery is on shaky ground as the global economic downturn throws more people out of work and into uncertainty. The International Labour Org. opens a four-day conference in the region to shore up recovery as ILO TV explains.
01 September 2000
Few nations are willing to accept the dirty and dangerous work of dismantling a ship by hand. It is one of the world's most unregulated and hazardous industries, leaving a trail of debris, disability and death in its wake. At the same time, it is an industry that supplies much needed income to Bangladeshi workers who have few decent alternatives.
Forced to Labour (trailer)
01 May 2000
Everyday millions of people around the world are forced to labour under inhumane conditions with the threat of violence or abuse. This documentary examines specific examples of the global phenomenon of forced labour such as slavery, bonded labour, human trafficking and coercive recruitment and the socio economic conditions that allow it to persist. Full-length duration: 30 minutes.
The Face of Decent Work
01 December 1999
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases - more than 2.3 million deaths per year. Over 337 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year. In terms of shattered families and communities, the damage is irreparable. The ILO reaches out to people in the most hazardous occupations to help them make their workplace a decent and safe place to work. Director: Miguel Schapira; Producer: Karen Naets-Sekiguchi.
Her Way to Work
01 September 1999
In the past few decades an unprecedented number of women have joined an increasingly mobile and non traditional workforce. Four women (from the Philippines, Mozambique, and the Dominican Republic) show how, in their own way, they are trying to put dignity and equality back on track for women at work.
The Face of Decent Work
01 June 1999
This is an exposé of some of the world’s most deadly professions (mining and agriculture) and hazards of the workplace (factory fires). It shows conditions of labour unchanged over hundreds of years and the victims of these conditions under pressure to produce in an increasingly competitive and global economy.