Events

2011

  1. World Day Against Child Labour 2011

    10 - 12 June 2011

    The 2011 World Day Against Child Labour will provide a global spotlight on hazardous child labour, and call for urgent action to tackle the problem.

  2. School play “Another Side of Life” to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    School children from the Collège du Léman will be performing a play on child labour - "Another Side of Life."

  3. On line event on Children in hazardous work

    24 May 2011

    Tuesday 24 May 2011 - This 60 minute webinar is convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office in the lead up to the annual World Day against Child Labour (June 12).

2010

  1. Side Event "Combating child labour through South-South Cooperation - IPEC’s experiences and prospects for future development"

    24 November 2010

    The “Global South-South Development Expo 2010” will take place in Geneva from 22 to 26 November 2010. It is organized by the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, a division directed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The International Labour Office has the privilege to host The Expo 2010 and welcomes various partner countries and organizations to showcase and exchange successful South-South development solutions. Solution forums include social protection and decent work, food security, climate change and environment, HIV/AIDS, global health, and education.

  2. International Conference on "Children on the Move"

    5 - 7 October 2010

    Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. Yet, in debates on both child protection and migration, children who move are largely invisible. As a result, policy responses to support these vulnerable children are fragmented and inconsistent.

  3. Jobs for conflict-affected children – a key strategy to prevent recruitment by armed forces and groups and ensure sustainable reintegration of former child soldiers

    27 September 2010

    The third Ministerial Follow-Up Forum to the Paris Commitments and Paris Principles on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups is co-hosted by UNICEF, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, and France. It is organized in collaboration with the Paris Principles Steering Group of which ILO is a member.

  4. Tackling child labour – A key to progress on the Millennium Development Goals

    21 September 2010

    This event, organised by the Global Task Force on Child Labour and Education for All and the government of the Netherlands, considers how tackling child labour can contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

  5. World Day against Child Labour

    12 June 2010

    The World Day against Child Labour aims to promote awareness and action to tackle child labour. Support for the World Day has been growing each year. In 2010 we look forward to a World Day that is widely supported by governments, employers and workers organisations, UN agencies and all those concerned with ending child labour.

  6. World Day Against Child Labour 2010

    11 June 2010

    World Day 2010 events will be held in more than 60 countries. Events around the world will involve governments, employers and workers, other UN organizations and non-governmental organizations, high level panels, media events, awareness raising campaigns, cultural performances and other public events. In keeping with the theme for the Day, many events will have a football focus. In Geneva, in addition to events in the International Labour Conference, on June 11 between 14.00-14.45 hundreds of local school children will be joined by the Mayor of Geneva, Ms Sandrine Salerno, Mr. Charles Beer, Conseiller d’Etat, ILO officials and visiting Conference delegates to participate in a “Children’s solidarity event” at the Place des Nations. This event is organized by “Le Respect, ça change la Vie” community association, in cooperation with the ILO. Children and local civic leaders will gather around a football goal to “go for the goal against child labour” and show the “Red card against child labour”.

  7. Global Child Labour Conference, The Hague, 10-11 May 2010

    10 - 11 May 2010

    The year 2010 is 10 years after the coming into force of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL). Efforts must be stepped up if we are to deliver the commitment of a world free of the WFCL by 2016. In order to meet that challenge, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, in close collaboration with the ILO (and UNICEF and World Bank), is organizing a global conference on child labour to be held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 10 and 11 May 2010.