World Day against Child Labour

ILO to publish a new report on child labour in domestic work

Media advisory | 06 June 2013
GENEVA – This year’s annual World Day against Child Labour (12 June) will put the spotlight on the plight of child labourers in domestic work.

On this occasion, the ILO will release a new report: “Ending child labour in domestic work: Protecting young workers in domestic work from abuse and exploitation”.

The new study provides figures on the number of children involved in domestic work. It also shows how they are often vulnerable to physical, psychological and sexual violence and abusive working conditions.

The report and all associated material and information are embargoed until Tuesday, 11 June at 22:00 GMT (midnight Geneva time on Wednesday, 12 June).

Obtaining advance electronic copies of the resources

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, and some associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request by contacting the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/7997912,

Attending the press briefing

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing by Constance Thomas, Director of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), will be held, under embargo, on Tuesday 11 June at 14:00 Geneva time in Press Room I at the Palais des Nations. The embargoed report will be send to them as soon as it becomes available.

Scheduling interviews

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication at +4122/7997912,

Video coverage

Video coverage of the press conference as well as video interviews with the authors of the report will be available for broadcasters. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or by emailing Facilities (TV studio and ISDN line) are available for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the above.

Events for the World Day against Child Labour 2013

Media events, awareness raising campaigns, cultural performances will comprise the celebrations for this year’s World Day, which will be held in more than fifty countries around the world. Events will involve the participation of governments, employers and workers, other UN organisations and non-governmental organisations.