News on child labour

2004

  1. Article

    Eliminating child labour: The costs and benefits

    06 February 2004

    A just-released study by the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), "Investing in Every Child: An Economic Study of the Costs and Benefits of Eliminating Child Labour", argues that the benefits of eliminating child labour will far outweigh the costs. Peter Dorman, the author of the report, explains the costs and benefits of eliminating child labour and how the proposal may be applied.

  2. Press release

    New ILO study says economic benefits of eliminating child labour will vastly outweigh costs

    03 February 2004

    A new study by the International Labour Office (ILO) says the benefits of eliminating child labour will be nearly seven times greater than the costs, or an estimated US$ 5.1 trillion in the developing and transitional economies, where most child labourers are found.

  3. Press release

    ILO to launch new study on economic costs and benefits of eliminating child labour

    28 January 2004

    What is the projected cost of eliminating child labour worldwide? How will global society benefit - especially developing and transitional economies?

2003

  1. Video

    Danger: Children working – Guatemala fireworks industry

    20 March 2003

    More than 80 million children worldwide are employed in dangerous work, International Labour Organization figures show. In Guatemala, many work in the fireworks industry, but as ILO TV now reports, the challenge is to find poor families alternative sources of income.

  2. Video

    CHILD SOLDIERS

    13 February 2003

    An international conference in Washington this week (May 7-8) organized by the US Department of Labour will highlight the plight of child soldiers. More than 300 000 youngsters under 18 are fighting in conflicts all around the world. A report from the International Labour Organization, or ILO, looks at some of the roots of the problem and measures needed to help former combatants return to normal life.

  3. Press release

    FIFA and ILO team up on worldwide campaign to fight child labour

    13 February 2003

    ZURICH (ILO News) - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have agreed to wave a "Red Card to Child Labour", uniting the world of sport and the world of work in an unprecedented global campaign.

2002

  1. Video

    Real Madrid Campaign Against Child Labour

    16 December 2002

    Superstars of the soccer world teamed up with the International Labour Organization in a campaign to fight child labour. The Galacticos, as the top players are known, joined with the ILO and the football association, FIFA, to give child labour the red card, used to send a player off the pitch.

  2. Press release

    Real Madrid football club teams up with ILO to fight child labour

    13 December 2002

    MADRID (ILO News) - The Real Madrid football club and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are teaming up to raise a "Red card" to the child labour in its worst forms - a practice that traps one of every eight children - or some 180 million worldwide - in exploitative, often dangerous work.

  3. Video

    Naya Prayas Proyect in India

    26 September 2002

    246 million children work worldwide, half of which live and work in Asia and the Pacific. Poor children are the victims of what their parents might consider to be fate. Ending child labour not only means education for the children, but also for the parents. ILO televison reports from the slums of Delhi.

  4. Video

    AIDS orphans in Kenya

    20 September 2002

    The International Labour Organization says 41 per cent of Kenya’s children aged 10 to 14 work child labourers. The government is trying to get them back to school, but HIV/AIDS is putting increasing pressure on children to be breadwinners. ILO TV has this report.