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. Event

    Tackling child labour in supply chains - Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    4 - 5 December 2014, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland

    During the meeting, CLP members and ILO experts will review the policies and procedures a member company has in place to address child labour and consider how these could be strengthened.

  2. AP-Forced Labour Net online discussion

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

    1 - 12 September 2014, Online discussion at:

    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.

  3. Panel discussion

    Presentation of the ILO-Global Compact Child Labour Platform

    19 September 2013, Grand Hyatt New York Hotel, 9:00 am-10:30 am

    A special event during this week’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York will offer companies and other stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the Child Labour Platform (CLP). The CLP - a joint initiative by the ILO, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organization of Employers and the UNGC - identifies obstacles to the implementation of ILO Conventions in supply chains and the surrounding communities, as well as solutions to these obstacles and ways to catalyse collective action. Benjamin Smith, the ILO-IPEC’s Senior Officer for Corporative Social Responsibility, explains why CLP’s tools are a winning solution for businesses, working families and communities to address child labour.

  4. Event

    Meeting of the Child Labour Platform / UN Global Compact Labour Working Group

    17 April 2012, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland

    This one-day, multi-stakeholder, multi-sector meeting of the Child Labour Platform / UN Global Compact Labour Working Group will introduce participants to approaches in tackling child labour and highlight opportunities for further collaboration.

  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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