News on child labour

2022

  1. © Yasir Ahmad Salim 2022

    Voices

    I had to stop school and go to work because of COVID-19

    10 June 2022

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city of Mosul in Iraq, Akram’s parents lost their income and livelihood. Akram dropped out of school to help support his family by collecting and selling scrap metal. An ILO project has helped him return to school.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour

    Fight against child labour is at a crossroads

    10 June 2022

    In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.

  3. ILO in action

    Coffee production that is free of child labour in Honduras

    09 June 2022

    In Honduras the ILO is working in the coffee supply chain to eliminate child labour and forced labour. The project is funded by the United States Department of Labor. National project officer, Alejandra Escobar explains.

  4. Child labour

    Qauia women benefit from ILO business training

    07 June 2022

    An initiative of ILO’s MAP16 child labour project.

  5. The Music Against Child Labour Initiative

    ‘Keep the Love Alive’: Oginome Stands Up to Child Labour

    07 June 2022

  6. International Advisory Board

    An International Advisory Board to provide strategic advice to eradicate child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking

    07 June 2022

    A group of experts including researchers, policy actors, and funding partners have been serving on the ILO’s International Advisory Board to advance knowledge to eradicate child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking

  7. Child Labour

    World Day Against Child Labour : A pray for the children in Ukraine

    03 June 2022

    The war in Ukraine️ is having a devastating impact on the children. On the occasion of the world day against child labour, find out here a pray for the children who are living in Ukraine as well as many countries at war.

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Getting children out of labour and back to learning

    30 May 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic took millions of children, like Janny, out of school. The ILO helped them reconnect with their education, friends and future.

  9. Video

    Fighting discrimination against women and girls in Pakistan

    23 May 2022

    Young girls have been educated and motivated to raise awareness of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work among cotton growing communities. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  10. © Adam Lai 2022

    5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour

    20 May 2022

    The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.