Events

2015

  1. “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.

  2. "Today Festival - Say NO to Child Labour" concert

    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

  3. 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.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June

    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.

2014

  1. Lullaby to sing to sleep a child who never rests, by Pilar Jurado

    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".

  2. Christmas concert by the Fanny Hensel Music School, Berlin, dedicated to the Initiative

    14 December 2014

    "Wer musiziert, entwickelt seine Persönlichkeit” – “Playing music develops the personality“, Udo Krzyzynski, Director of the Musikschule Fanny Hensel, Berlin.

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

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. World Day Against Child Labour 2014

    12 June 2014

  10. IPEC International Steering Committee Meeting

    10 June 2014

    Meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC)

  11. 1,000 musicians perform for World Day Against Child Labour

    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.

  12. Jordan releases two studies on child labour in the urban informal and agricultural sectors

    9 June 2014

    The ILO will launch two in-depth studies on child labour in Jordan’s agricultural and urban informal sectors.

  13. A Conversation with the STEM Academy about Child Labor

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Jordan begins the national rollout of coordination efforts to combat child labour

    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.

2013

  1. Concert dedicated to the struggle against 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