Child Labour Platform
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Child Labour Platform

Child Labour Platform (CLP), a win-win option for businesses and communities
Senior Officer for Corporate Social Responsibility in ILO-IPEC, explains why CLP’s tools are a win-win option for businesses and communities to address child labour.
In April 2012, the Child Labour Platform (CLP) was transferred to the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), co-chairs of the UN Global Compact Labour Working Group.

The CLP aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the ILO Conventions in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.

Detailed Terms of Reference of the Child Labour Platform (CLP)  can be seen here. For more information, please contact IPEC’s Senior Officer for CSR, Benjamin Smith,


New businesses and relevant organizations are welcomed onto the Child Labour Platform (CLP) on an ongoing basis. All participants are encouraged to consult the outcome documents of previous meetings and events to be found on our "Highlights" section.


  • Do your organisation’s values target raising labour standards in the supply chain?
  • Is your organisation ready for open knowledge exchange on strategies to reduce child labour in supply chains?
  • Is your organisation committed to developing practical and feasible approaches to tackle child labour in its supply chain?
YES? Complete and return the CLP’s Membership Form and return it to

If you have any questions about your organisation’s membership of the Child Labour Platform (CLP), please contact Benjamin Smith,


  1. AP-Forced Labour Net online discussion

    Eradicating forced and child labour from the supply chains: How to institute real change?

    01 September 2014

    The AP-Forced Labour Net invites participants to share experiences on different approaches to address forced and child labour in supply chains and to discuss the way forward to tackle remaining challenges.

  2. Meeting document

    UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group Child Labour Platform Meeting Report

    17 June 2014

    The UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group’s Child Labour Platform (CLP) convened on 6th and 7th March 2014 at the International Labour Organization headquarters in Geneva. This working group is co-chaired by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trades Union Confederation (ITUC), which are thus the co-chairs of the CLP.

  3. News item

    UN Global Compact Leaders learn more about the ILO-Global Compact Child Labour Platform

    23 September 2013

    On September 19, 2013, a special event took place during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York offered to companies and other stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the Child Labour Platform (CLP).

  4. Event

    Tackling child labour in global value chains

    19 September 2013

    A special event during the UN Global Compact Leaders’s Summit brings together companies, the ILO and employers’ and trade union representatives to discuss tools and mechanisms to tackle child labour in value chains.

  1. Video

    Child labour and businesses: role and opportunities for investors

    Investors are increasingly interested in gathering robust information about the way companies manage the risk of child labour in their supply chains.

  2. Video

    Child Labour in Supply Chains

    With rapid globalization, the world is getting smaller, but supply chains are getting longer. How can businesses ensure ethical production, free from child labour and supportive of decent work for adults, in this rapidly changing environment?

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