Condition of work

In addition to promoting universal protection, ILO’s strategy calls for providing assistance to those who are particularly vulnerable such as child labourers and domestic workers. Amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic downturn, the ILO has already warned that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are slowing down and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the practice. Hazardous work of children has been highlighted in recent ILO policy directives, such as the Global Plan of Action on Child Labour which set 2016 as the target date for elimination of the worst forms of child labour.

With support from the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation (ABC), ILO is supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) for the elimination of worst forms of child labour by enhancing the capacity of social partners to set institutional action plans to implement NAP, building capacity of National Inter-sectoral Coordination Committee (NISCC) and the Child Labour Unit (CLU) to coordinate the NAP implementation process at the national level.

The adoption of the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers on 16 June at the 100th International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization was a momentous occasion for domestic workers around the world. This Convention sets out global standards to ensure decent working conditions for domestic workers. With support from the Conditions of Work and Employment Programme (TRAVAIL) in Geneva, ILO is also working towards domestic workers organizing and lobbying to win their rights and respect as well as recognition. Moreover, recognizing the urgent need to bring a behavioral, social and legal change, ILO is working with its social partners in advocating decent work for domestic workers and supporting awareness-raising campaigns for the general public, members of the parliament, and other key actors.