Child Labour resources

November 2019

  1. Asia Regional Conference on reaching SDG Target 8.7: Eradicating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour

  2. Children and labour don't belong together

    40 million people in modern slavery. 152 million girls and boys are trapped in child labour. Malaysian artist, Nazreen Mohamad, wrote and delivered this beautiful poem.

October 2019

  1. Timor-Leste moves forward to reach a future without child labour

    The Government of Timor-Leste has launched the first child labour survey and the series of labour force survey, supported by the ILO, to eradicate child labour in all its forms and promote decent work for all.

  2. Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  3. ILO encourages Malaysia to consider pathfinder role for an Alliance 8.7

    Marking Malaysia’s World Day against Child Labour, ILO encourages Malaysia to lead at the regional and global levels as a pathfinder country in fight against child labour.

September 2019

  1. Gabay sa pagpapaunlad ng pamilyang Pilipino: Modyul ukol sa child labour

    Ang malawakang kahirapan, limitadong pagkamit ng edukasyon, at kakulangan sa pagpapatupad ng batas ay ilan sa mga dahilan ng pananatili ng problema ng pagkakaroon ng batang manggagawa sa mga rural na lugar. Ang pangmatagalang pagtanggal ng mga batang mangagagawa sa mga ito ay nangangailangan ng solusyon sa mismong ugat na pinanggagalingan ng problema at pagpapalaganap ng disenteng trabaho para sa mga may hustong gulang. Ang pagtutulungan ng mga institusyon at taong direktang nakikipag-ugnayan sa mga lugar na ito ay isang paraan upang masolusyunan ang problema.

  2. Family development session: Module on child labour (also available in Filipino version)

    The Child Labour Module was developed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as part of the convergence approach. This module will be included in the Family Development Sessions (FDS) with beneficiaries and communities under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The module has been developed and enhanced through extensive consultations the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

  3. Child Labour in Mining and Global Supply Chains

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant: ASM accounts for about 20 per cent of global gold supply, 80 per cent of global sapphire supply and 20 per cent of global diamond supply, 26 per cent of global tantalum production and 25 per cent of tin. It is also a major source of employment: some 40 million people work in ASM — a number that has doubled in recent years — as compared with 7 million in industrial mining.

  4. Convening Actors to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.

  5. Convening Actors to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    The CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT in the Philippines will address the problem of child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations by supporting the sector towards setting-up of legal and regulated Peoples’ Small-Scale Mines (Minahang Bayan) that are compliant with environmental, health and labour standards.