Child Labour resources

January 2020

  1. ILO holds 1st STEM for Workforce Readiness Technical Working Group Meeting

    The International Labour Organization held the 1st Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for Workforce Readiness and Development Technical Working Group Meeting.

  2. Assessment of Vulnerable Youth Economic Integration Opportunities in Myanmar

    This study was commissioned by the ILO’s MyPEC project in Myanmar to support the implementation of the National Action Plan on Child Labour (the NAP) in Myanmar. Economic empowerment of youth is a key strategy towards elimination of child labour in Myanmar. First of all, the prospects of entering decent employment or self-employment is a core motivational factor for children and families to pursue the long-term goal of education over the short-term goal of increased income through child labour, especially where resources are scarce and pursuing the long-term goal may mean immediate term sacrifices. If the prospects of economic empowerment/decent work at the end of one’s education are slim, children are more likely to drop out of school early and enter into child labour.

November 2019

  1. Government, employers and worker leaders emphasize on tripartite consultation, skills building and ratification of ILO Conventions on minimum age and forced labour

  2. Let them fly, don’t clip their wings !

    Ridma Weerawardena is the latest musician from around the world to join the ILO’s Global Music Against Child Labour Initiative. The song is his contribution to the global and Sri Lankan fight to end child labour

  3. Cotton picking women and adolescent girls of Southern Punjab sensitized on child labour, forced labour and OSH

    ILO organised series of five farm level awareness raising seminars cum workshops on child labour, forced labour and OSH for the cotton picking women and adolescent girls workers of Southern Punjab under its project “Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in the Cotton, Textile and Garment Value Chains: an Integrated Approach” Co-funded by the European Union.

  4. Countries in Asia and the Pacific drive action to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

    Asia-Pacific countries committed to accelerate action and strengthen collaboration to ensure that all women, men, girls and boys are free from child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

  5. No social justice without achieving Target 8.7

    Ms. Walter Dagmar, Director, DWT South Asia and India, addresses the gathering on behalf of ILO’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Tomoko Nishimoto at the inaugural session of the Asia Regional Conference on Alliance 8.7

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

  7. 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. Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work in Myanmar

    The Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work (CDW) has been conducted to capture the dynamics of CDW in selected areas of Myanmar. The knowledge generated in the context of this RA will be used to increase the level of awareness and advocacy with the aim of transforming potential social attitudes of acceptance of child labour in domestic work and the potential beliefs that these situations represent a protective environment for children – especially for girls. On the other hand, a key objective of the RA is to provide concrete elements to take policy action to end child labour and to protect young workers, of legal working age, in domestic work.