ILO Contributions to achieve Target 8.7

In Target 8.7 leaders committed to:
"Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms."

This call to action presents a unique opportunity to bring about a world free of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. It is a call to work together in innovative new ways.

2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

  1. Child Labour Report

    Global estimates of child labour: Results and trends, 2012-2016

  2. Modern Slavery Report

    Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

The 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour provide the most up to date assessments of the scale of these issues. These new global estimates will help shape interventions being developed to prevent forced labour, modern slavery and child labour around the world and will provide a basis from which to measure the progress of global efforts to achieve SDG Target 8.7.

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Partnerships

  1. Alliance 8.7

    For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

  2. Child Labour Platform

    A business-led forum for tackling child labour in supply chains.

  3. Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour

    The mission of the Regional Initiative is to declare Latin America and the Caribbean the first developing Region in the world to be free of child labor by 2025.

Campaigns and advocacy

  1. 50 for Freedom

    Support the international treaty to end modern slavery.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour

    Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour.

  3. Fair recruitment Initiative

    Fostering fair recruitment practices, preventing human trafficking and reducing the costs of labour migration.

  4. "Music against Child Labour" Initiative

    The Initiative calls on musicians worldwide to dedicate a concert or song to the struggle against child labour.

  5. Red Card to Child Labour

    The ILO decided to use the symbol of the red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour.

Global Conferences on Child Labour

  1. The Global Conferences on Child Labour are spaces for joint dialogue, sharing of good practices and policy reflexion between governments, social partners, international organizations and civil society organizations on the progress made on the elimination of child labour and to agree on the way forward to accelerate its elimination.

  1. IV Global Conference on Child Labour, Buenos Aires 2017

    Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires, 14-16 November 2017

  1. III Global Conference on Child Labour, Brasilia 2013

    Towards a child labour-free world
    Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013

  1. II Global Conference on Child Labour, The Hague 2010

    Towards a world without child labour – Mapping the road to 2016
    The Hague, 10-11 May 2010