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.
20 February 2015
Music event organised by the Soroptimist International Club of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy) in collaboration with the ILO on the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice
Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children launch study on plight of working children on streets in Lebanon
16 February 2015
ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children International and Ministry of Labour in Lebanon jointly launch new study.
1 January 2015 - 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 World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. It is very timely to do so, as in 2015 the international community will be reviewing reasons for the failure to reach development targets on education and will be setting new goals and strategies.
17 December 2014
At Madrid’s la Zarzuela Theatre, Pilar Jurado, ILO Special Contributor, will perform her new song for the eradication of child labour "Lullaby to sing to sleep a child who never rests".
14 December 2014
"Wer musiziert, entwickelt seine Persönlichkeit” – “Playing music develops the personality“, Udo Krzyzynski, Director of the Musikschule Fanny Hensel, Berlin.
4 - 5 December 2014
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.
Josep Pons dedicated a concert to the "Music against Child Labour" Initiative at Gran Teatre del Liceu
27 November 2014
Josep Pons makes a major commitment to the Initiative and conducts Beethoven’s Ninth in Barcelona in support of the struggle against child labour.
Associação Amigos de Projeto Guri joins the Music against Child Labour Initiative and dedicates a concert to the cause
21 November 2014
Associação Amigos de Projeto Guri, a Brazilian cultural and social association, adheres to the Music Initiative and pledges a concert in support of the cause featuring the Project’s guitar chamber group.
Italian artists, music and cultural associations launch the “Today Festival”, dedicated to the "Music against Child Labour" Initiative
20 November 2014
The “Today Festival” opening event will take place on 20 November, in collaboration with the Milano Classica Orchestra and the Municipality of Milan
1 - 12 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.
Syrian and Lebanese children from refugee host communities mark World Day Against Child Labour with theatrical performance
12 June 2014
The ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour launch a theatrical performance by Syrian and Lebanese children working in hazardous environments after a series of training sessions tailored to child labour awareness raising.
12 June 2014
10 June 2014
Meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC)
9 June - 31 July 2014
The Music against Child Labour Initiative is gathering pace. Some 1000 musicians, professional and amateur, adults and children, in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, are dedicating concerts on and around World Day Against Child Labour 2014.
9 June 2014
The ILO will launch two in-depth studies on child labour in Jordan’s agricultural and urban informal sectors.
29 May 2014
On May 29, 2014, the ILO Office in Washington D.C. (ILOWAS) had a Skype discussion about child labor with students from East Orange Stem Academy High School in New Jersey. Mr. Erick Zeballos, the Deputy Director of the ILO, and Ly Le, a graduate intern at the organization, led the event. The students raised questions about the strategies of the ILO, specific country-based programs, measures to raise awareness, and the role of the US in eradicating child labor. Mr. Zeballos stressed the suffering of children working on tobacco plantations in the US and the resistance to child protection in countries such as Bangladesh. The students also familiarized with examples where the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) had a positive impact in preventing child sexual exploitation and bringing children back to school in Madagascar. STEM Academy students learned about the Red Card to Child Labor campaign and the various ways in which they can take part in ending child exploitation. The event highlights the severity of child labor that is plaguing 168 million children in the world, including those in the United States. It also underscores the important role of young students in spreading their voices of concerns to eliminate child labor worldwide.
The School of Music of Gardanne dedicates the concert of the professors to the fight against child labour
15 April 2014
In partnership with the initiative "Music against child labour", two songs on the fight against child labour: "Free the Children" and "The Music" played by the orchestra of the school and the choral group Gabriel.
18 March 2014
Ministerial officials from across Jordan will receive training on their roles and responsibilities in combating child labour under the National Framework to Combat Child Labour.
4 December 2013
Concert by soprano singer Pilar Jurado, together with the string quartet - David Mata, Lavinia Moraru, María Cámara and Javier Albarés