Publications on child labour


  1. World Report on Child Labour 2015: Paving the way to decent work for young people

    10 June 2015

    The second volume of the ILO World Report on Child Labour series highlights the close linkages between child labour and good youth employment outcomes, and the consequent need for common policy approaches to addressing challenges arising in countries where both child labour and youth unemployment prevail.

  2. Report of the National Child Activity Survey - Belize 2013

    20 May 2015

    This survey is intended to provide updated information on working children, child labour, and hazardous work performed by children in Belize, as desired by the National Steering Committee on Child Labour set up by the Ministry of Labour, Government of Belize.

  3. Brochure of the National Child Activity Survey - Belize 2013 - Key facts and figures

    20 May 2015

  4. A health approach to child labour - A synthesis report of four country studies from the brick industry

    15 April 2015

    In presenting this synthesis report, A Health Approach to Child Labour: Example from the brick industry, and its accompanying four country studies, ILO hopes to stimulate further work on this important area and a further refinement of the research methods it incorporates.

  5. Breaking the mould - Occupational safety hazards faced by children working in brick kilns in Afghanistan

    13 April 2015

    This report seeks to provide useful information to assist the development of policy and of practical interventions to protect the safety, health and well-being of children above the minimum working age (14 in Afghanistan) in the brick kilns; to facilitate the removal from child labour of children below that age and access to free basic education for all children under the minimum age and for all children removed from worst forms of child labour. The study also assesses the financial impact of health problems on families, studying the amount of debt owed by families to medical service providers and the types of illness which cause such debt.


  1. Child Labour Platform: Good Practice Notes - with recommendations for companies

    28 November 2014

    These good practices include examples of approaches that multiple companies in the textile and garments, cocoa, tourism and/or mining sectors have adopted to prevent and remediate child labour. The good practices were identified on the basis of information obtained from the CLP companies, as well as through workshops with a wider group of corporate representatives and other relevant stakeholders.

  2. Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 6 (GLSS6) - Child Labour

    01 August 2014

    This report focuses on Child Labour in Ghana and is based on the results obtained from the implementation of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) 2013 (round sixth) (GLSS6), conducted between 18 October 2012 and 17 October 2013.

  3. Viet Nam National Child Labour Survey 2012 - Main Findings

    01 July 2014

  4. The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-13

    21 May 2014

    This review of ILO development results over the past two years reflects the changing nature of its operations and the growing recognition of the value of decent work. It showcases a sample of measurable results, success stories and good practices, reflected in the fact that in 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever.

  5. Breaking the rural poverty cycle: Getting girls and boys out of work an into school

    05 May 2014