Events

2014

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

    17 December 2014, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid, Spain

    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, Lutheran Church in Berlin’s Humboldthain district, Germany

    "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, 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.

  4. Josep Pons dedicated a concert to the "Music against Child Labour" Initiative at Gran Teatre del Liceu

    27 November 2014, Auditorio del CCCB, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Barcelona, España

    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, Teatro Décio de Almeida Prado, São Paulo, Brazil

    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, Palazzina Liberty, Milano, Italy

    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, Online discussion at: http://apflnet.ilo.org/discussions

    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, Beirut - Lebanon

    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, Worldwide

  10. IPEC International Steering Committee Meeting

    10 June 2014, Tuesday, 10 June, 13:00-15:00, Room XVII, Palais des Nations

    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, Worldwide, May to 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, ِAmman, Jordan

    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, Washington, DC

    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, School of Musci of Gardanne, 39 Boulevard Carnot, 13120 Gardanne

    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, Various Locations, Jordan

    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, Caja de Música, Palacio de Cibeles, Centro, Madrid - 8 p.m.

    Concert by soprano singer Pilar Jurado, together with the string quartet - David Mata, Lavinia Moraru, María Cámara and Javier Albarés

  2. Artists in Côte d’Ivoire formed a chorus against child labour

    2 December 2013, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

    Artists formed a “Choeur pour l’abolition du travail des enfants” and on December 2, they will sign a Charter denouncing child labour in Côte d’Ivoire and calling for action to end it.

  3. Launch of the “Red Card to Child Labour Campaign" in Japan

    28 November 2013, Tokyo, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, 16:30-19:00 (Tokyo time)

    ILO Office for Japan launch the “Red Card to Child Labour Campaign" and organize its kick-off event, inviting Mr. Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA.

  4. Launch of national action plan to combat child labour

    7 November 2013, Baabda Presidential Palace, Lebanon

    The National Action Plan aims to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in Lebanon by 2016

  5. © K Sovannara/Cambodge Soir /AFP 2014

    ILO information session on child labour

    24 October 2013, Geneva (Switzerland), ILO, Room IX, R2-South, from 18.00 to 20.00

    ILO is organizing an information session on child labour on 24 October 2013. This will be an opportunity to share the findings of the new ILO report and the outcomes of the Brasilia Global Child Labour Conference.