Press releases

November 2017

  1. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labour and forced labour

    16 November 2017

    The three-day IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour concluded with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Declaration which spells out principles and actions to be taken. During the meeting, delegates presented almost 100 pledges for concrete steps towards the eradication of child labour and forced labour, and the generation of quality employment for young people.

  2. Media advisory

    ILO to issue report on Global Employment Trends for Youth

    15 November 2017

  3. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO head warns that there are still 152 million victims of child labour

    14 November 2017

    In his opening speech to the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, the ILO Director-General acknowledged the progress achieved in the past 20 years, but warned that there is still a long way to go in order to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

  4. © Natasha Graham / GPE 2017

    Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO proposes policies to end child labour by 2025

    13 November 2017

    A new ILO report says improving legal protections, labour market governance, social protections, access to quality education and social dialogue between governments, the social partners and other stakeholders are critical aspects in battling child labour. The report was published as delegates gathered in Buenos Aires for an international conference on the eradication of child labour.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to attend child labour conference in Buenos Aires

    10 November 2017

  6. © Stephen Morton 2017

    331st ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body calls for “integrated ILO strategy” to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector

    09 November 2017

    The ILO Governing Body has asked the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to present a strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector to be presented in March 2018.

  7. 331st ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

    08 November 2017

    At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.

  8. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    Argentina to host the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    07 November 2017

    The international meeting will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 14-16 November and will address the consolidation of the global commitment to the eradication of child labour. Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from 193 countries will be attending.

October 2017

  1. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    Accreditation open for the Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Argentina

    31 October 2017

  2. Flagship Programme on Social Protection

    Governments, UN meet to plan for SDG achievement on social protection

    25 October 2017

    Developing countries and donors have met in Geneva, together with UN agencies, to kick-off a multi-stakeholder partnership for the achievement of social protection targets under the Sustainable Development Goals