Latest from the fight against child labour

April 2021

  1. Lokua Kanza: We can all act to ensure a better future for our children

    09 April 2021

    Congolese singer and songwriter, Lokua Kanza, will be one of the judges of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative’s global music competition, launched by the youth music organization Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) in collaboration with the ILO. He says it’s time to act to ensure a better future for children, and called on musicians to raise awareness of child labour by taking part in the competition, which closes on 12 April.

  2. Juan Diego Flórez: Music offers hope to children

    07 April 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by celebrated opera singer, Juan Diego Flórez.

March 2021

  1. Ralph Johnson: Act now to protect our children

    18 March 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by Grammy Winner and founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Ralph Johnson.

  2. Laura Pausini: Education and music empowers children

    10 March 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by Grammy and Golden Globe Winner, Laura Pausini.

February 2021

  1. AR Rahman: Let's use the power of music to fight child labour

    03 February 2021

    Music transcends all barriers. The Music Against Child Labour Initiative launches an international song competition this February with AR Rahman as one of the esteemed judges.

November 2020

  1. Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.

  2. Kids United sings against child labour

    20 November 2020

    French youth music group, Kids United New Generation, has lent their voices to the ILO’s global campaign to end child labour. Their latest song highlights the urgent need to take action and calls on governments and organizations around the world to do more.

June 2020

  1. Serj Tankian: COVID-19 can increase instances of child labour

    15 June 2020

    On World Day against Child Labour, Serj Tankian, a celebrated musician, calls upon all countries, governments, and partners to act decisively against child labour. He says that the pandemic can push back the progress done to get children out of child labour.

November 2019

  1. Let them fly

    28 November 2019

    Ridma Weerawardena, a Sri Lankan music idol, collaborates with ILO's music against child labour initiative.

July 2019

  1. Til everyone can see (Hindi)

    02 July 2019

    India’s foremost Rock n’ Roll bands, Faridkot, sings the ILO's global campaign tune that calls for ending child labour. The song " 'Til everyone can see" was originally written and recorded by Mike Einziger, the American Grammy-nominated guitarist of the rock band, Incubus, and the world-renowned violinist, Ann Marie Simpson, with Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Dom Lewis, LIZ, Minh Dang and Travis Barker. This is the Hindi version.

June 2019

  1. Rita Ora calls to end child labour

    24 June 2019

    Singer Rita Ora talks about doing more to end child labour as our world of work continues to change, and wishes the International Labour Organization on its 100th anniversary.

July 2018

  1. Unveiling slavery

    24 July 2018

    American humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine discusses her work over the past 30 years documenting indigenous cultures and social issues such as modern slavery.

June 2016

  1. “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

  2. Two of the Members of the Rock Band 1974 AD join hands with the ILO in the fight against Child Labour

    12 June 2016

  3. Til everyone can see (Nepali version)

    12 June 2016

    Two of the members of the rock band 1974 AD joined hands with the ILO in the fight against child labour.

June 2015

  1. ‘Til Everyone Can See - Thai rock stars use their talents to fight child labour

    10 June 2015

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, Thailand's biggest rock stars have worked with the International Labour Organization on the first national language cover version of the song 'Til Everyone Can See.

June 2014

  1. Nico & Vinz join the ILO's Red Card to Child Labour Campaign

    10 June 2014

    Norwegian singing/songwriting duo, Nico & Vinz, support the ILO's Red Card to Child Labour Campaign, to help raise awareness of the 168 million children who are currently in child labour all over the world.

  2. Mike Einziger, Ann Marie Simpson, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer and friends raise their voices against child labour

    05 June 2014

    Award winning musicians are working in harmony to support the ILO's efforts to combat child labour.

October 2013

  1. NBA player Josh Childress teams up with the ILO and holds up the Red Card to child labour

    23 October 2013

    The ILO announced its global campaign to stop child labour at the closing of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour in Brasilia. Washington Wizards player Josh Childress holds up the Red Card, now you hold up yours!

  2. Cher teams up with the ILO and holds up the Red Card to child labour!

    10 October 2013

    The ILO announced its global campaign to stop child labour at the closing of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour in Brasilia. Cher holds up the Red Card, now you hold up yours!