Events

2016

  1. ILO holds regional workshop on good practices in combating child labour

    18 - 19 April 2016

    Employer, worker, government and NGO representatives from the region gather to discuss good practices in tackling child labour.

  2. ILO launches report on challenges of child labour and youth employment in Arab States

    30 March 2016

    Report examines the twin challenges of child labour and youth employment in five Arab States and ways to address them.

  3. Launch of new project to combat unacceptable forms of work in the Thai fishing and seafood industry

    17 March 2016

    The launch and signing ceremony of the EU-funded project, Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry.

  4. Child Labour Platform (CLP)

    1 January - 31 August 2016

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

  5. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2016

    1 January - 31 December 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. The focus of the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour is on child labour and supply chains. Supply chains are the sequence of activities/processes involved in the production and distribution of a product. With globalization, supply chains have become increasingly complex, involving workers, small producers, and enterprises around the world. While most child labour occurs in production for domestic markets, children can also be found working in the production of goods and services for export.

2015

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

    14 - 15 December 2015

    The December meeting of the CLP will include a panel discussion on the role of investors in eliminating child labour in supply chains, both from the perspective of companies and investors themselves. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for discussion on key themes, including remediation, impact assessment and the role of multi-stakeholder initiatives and due diligence. New CLP tools and research will be presented, with a focus on detailed training material on child labour being developed by a member company, with the support of the ILO.

  2. International Conference on Labour Exploitation in the Fishing Sector in the Atlantic Region

    25 - 26 November 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Norwegian National Advisory Group against Organised Fisheries Crime and IUU-Fishing (FFA) is organizing an international expert meeting on labour exploitation in the fishing sector in the Atlantic region.

  3. Seminar on Migrant and Child Labour in Thailand’s Shrimp and Other Seafood Supply Chains: Labour Conditions and the Decision to Study or Work

    14 September 2015

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to invite you to attend the launch of a research report on Migrant and Child Labour in Thailand’s Shrimp and Other Seafood Supply Chains: Labour Conditions and the Decision to Study or Work. The launch seminar will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Napalai Room, Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.

  4. Legal Options to Address the Gap Between Age of Compulsory Schooling and Minimum Age for Work

    28 July 2015

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

    16 - 17 July 2015

    During the meeting, a member company will share its experience on integrating labour rights into business operations, followed by an in-depth discussion.

  6. Validation Workshop on Study on Child Labour and Social Protection

    14 June 2015

    The Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labor (CLEAR) Project held a one-day workshop to discuss and validate the results of the study on "Review of the Effectiveness and Potential of Social Protection Programs in Addressing Child Labour in the Philippines".

  7. Jordan marks World Day Against Child Labour

    13 June 2015

    This year’s events highlight the importance of education as a key step in tackling child labour.

  8. High-Level Panel Discussion on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2015

    12 June 2015

    On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, you are invited to join an interactive discussion on the theme of “No to child labour - Yes to quality education”.

  9. World Day against Child Labour 2015

    12 June 2015

    On 12 June 2015, the World Day against Child Labour, the ILO, in collaboration with UNICEF, UNESCO and UNGEI, launched an UCW report, "The twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the East and South-East Asia region" and organized an expert panel discussion about the linkage between accessible quality education and the elimination of child labour in the East and South East Asia region.

  10. Combating child labour through skills and livelihoods training for older children in some Arab States

    8 - 11 June 2015

    The four-day regional workshop will examine ways in which participants from various Arab States can prepare and deliver skills and livelihoods training to older children who are at risk or removed from child labour.

  11. Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2015

    22 May 2015

    The annual World Day Against Child Labour has been observed on 12th June 2015 since 2002. The theme for this year is Say No to child labour, Yes to Quality Education. Education is a human right and a key factor in reducing poverty and child labour.

  12. Jordan trains new partners on ways to combat child labour

    15 - 19 May 2015

    ILO and its partners train inspectors from the Greater Amman Municipality on ways to better identify and report on child labour cases.

  13. Jordan expands rollout of its National Framework to Combat Child Labour

    13 May - 2 June 2015

    Jordanian ministries, supported by the ILO, meet with inspectors from across the country to review their implementation of the National Framework, in efforts to expand rollout activities

  14. Pilar Jurado will dedicate her concert at the LaborArte Festival 2015 to the Music against Child Labour Initiative

    11 May 2015

    At the Centro Cultural Conde Duque, in Madrid, Pilar Jurado, ILO Special Contributor, will dedicate her concert at the LaborArte Festival 2015.

  15. “Raise Our Voices”, new song against child labour

    16 March 2015

    “Raise Our Voices” is a new song by DEYSofficial, a group composed of four Canadian siblings who have been singing professionally since they were children.