Child Labour

  • 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    A global conference for the fight against child labour

    During the week of 15 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa will host the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. It comes at a critical time, with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to reverse years of progress in the fight to end child labour.

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    Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

    Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.

Events

  1. 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 - 20 May 2022

    The Government of South Africa will host the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

Publications

  1. Joint ILO-UNICEF report

    The role of social protection in the elimination of child labour: Evidence review and policy implications

    18 May 2022

    This new ILO-UNICEF report provides a rigorous review of what the latest research says about the power of social protection to combat child labour. Providing families with direct assistance to help them weather crises can help reduce negative coping strategies like child labour and child marriage.

  2. Joint ILO-UNICEF report

    The role of social protection in the elimination of child labour: Evidence review and policy implications

    18 May 2022

    This new ILO-UNICEF report provides a rigorous review of what the latest research says about the power of social protection to combat child labour. Providing families with direct assistance to help them weather crises can help reduce negative coping strategies like child labour and child marriage.

  3. Publication

    Vulnerabilities to child labour

    16 May 2022

    Identifying particularly vulnerable groups of children and their specific needs is essential for the elimination of child labour. This brief brings together the key findings from four studies that each address a key area of vulnerability to child labour: climate change, situations of crisis, indigenous peoples and informality. For each of the thematic areas, the brief presents evidence of the linkages with child labour and implications for policy.

  1. eLearning tools on child labour

    The eLearning tools are designed to help to better understand what child labour is and the key role ILO stakeholders can play.

  1. A mobile application against child labour

    Eliminating and preventing child labour: Checkpoints for Companies

    This app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a child labour-free operation. There are 18 checkpoints in total, divided into six categories. Each checkpoint provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.

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