Publications and resources
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Publications and resources

Just released

  1. Tackling child labour and protecting young workers in domestic work - A resource manual

    04 July 2014

    Global March and ILO-IPEC launch a Resource Manual on child domestic work

  2. Football resource kit – Using football in child labour elimination and prevention projects

    13 June 2014

    The Resource Kit was developed in collaboration with FIFA and it seeks to underline how football can be used as a recreational activity in child labour elimination and prevention projects.

  3. Compendium of good practices on addressing child labour in agriculture

    29 May 2014

    The good practices have been collected from on-going, or recently closed, worldwide ILO-IPEC projects in Brazil, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Philippines, Tanzania and Thailand.

Key publications

  1. Report

    Ending child labour in domestic work and protecting young workers from abusive working conditions
    12 June 2013

    Within the framework of the two ILO fundamental conventions on child labour and the recently adopted instruments on decent work for domestic workers, this new report sets the scene for a better understanding of child labour in domestic work.

  2. Report

    World Report on Child Labour: Economic vulnerability, social protection and the fight against child labour
    29 April 2013

    How can we reduce child labour in the less favourable circumstances of a global economic slowdown? This new report is the first in a series to be published annually by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  3. Global report

    Accelerating action against child labour. Report of the Director-General, International Labour Conference, 99th session, 2010
    07 May 2010

    In its 2010 Global Report on child labour, the ILO said that the global number of child labourers had declined from 222 million to 215 million, or 3 per cent, over the period 2004 to 2008, representing a “slowing down of the global pace of reduction.”

Research and statistiques

  1. Global estimates and trends 2000-2012

    Marking progress against child labour
    23 September 2013

    This is the fourth issue of the ILO’s report series: Global Estimates on Child Labour. The present Report provides new global and regional estimates on child labour for the year 2012 and compares them with the previous estimates for 2000, 2004 and 2008.

  2. Report

    Global child labour trends 2008 to 2012
    30 September 2013

    The latest trend report provides new global and regional estimates on child labour for the year 2012 and compares them with the previous 2008 estimates.

  3. Report

    Joining forces against child labour - Inter-agency report for The Hague Global Child Labour Conference of 2010
    07 May 2010

    A report by UCW programme calls for child labour to be placed at the forefront of national development agendas and presents a range of evidence indicating that child labour constitutes an important impediment to national development.

Training material

  1. Training manual

    Implementing The Hague Roadmap: Training guide for policy makers
    August 2013

    ILO launches practical guide for policy makers and practitioners to contribute to achieving the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour.

  2. Training manual

    20 December 2011

    This resource material considers the links between tackling child labour and promoting Education for All.

  3. Guidelines

    Children formerly associated with armed forces and groups. “How-to” guide on economic reintegration
    12 November 2010

    This Guide provides operational and detailed guidance to design and implement the economic component of reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed forces and groups and other conflict-affected children.

Good practices

  1. Education

    Good practices in tackling child labour through education - Selected examples from the IPEC TACKLE Project
    10 October 2013

    The objective of the TACKLE project was to contribute to the withdrawal of children engaged in child labour and to prevent further entry of children into employment by offering them alternative education and training opportunities and thereby contributing towards poverty reduction.

  2. Hazardous work

    Practices with good potential - Towards the elimination of hazardous child labour
    15 March 2012

    This publication outlines the problem of hazardous child labour and highlights possible solutions.

  3. Good practices on child labour 2010
    07 May 2010

    During the Global Child Labour Conference 2010 (The Hague, The Netherlands) IPEC and its partners have launched 22 good practices (GPs) from all over the world. These GPs describe interesting initiatives that are making a difference in fighting child labour.

Legislation & Policy

  1. Guidelines

    Modern policy and legislative responses to child labour
    15 December 2007

    This guide examines of modern responses to child labour as embodied in policy and legislation.

  2. Policy Note

    Tackling child labour: From commitment to action
    7 June 2012

    This paper considers the progress that ILO member States are making in the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations. It draws on two reports considered by the 2012 International Labour Conference: "Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: From commitment to action" and "Giving globalization a human face".

IPEC - What it is and what is does

  1. Annual Report on IPEC activities

    Annual Report 2014: IPEC action against child labour 2012-2013: Progress and future priorities
    May 2014

    This report provides a summary of IPEC's work during the biennium 2012-2013.

  2. Brochure

    ILO-IPEC's strategies and priorities for addressing child labour and its resource needs
    24 October 2013

    ILO-IPEC works for a world free from child labour, with accelerated action against its worst forms.

  3. Brochure

    International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) - What it is and what is does
    07 May 2010

    This new publication provides a summary of the role and activities of IPEC Programme.

Child labour resources

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    Child labour resources and publications can be found at the left menu in "Publications" or "Sectors and topics" sections.

    You can also go to the IPECINFO database and make a search by type, theme, key words and/or language.

CL-INFO database - Child labour indicators

  1. Children's activities indicators

    New database system that helps in organizing and presenting indicators of children's activities derived from SIMPOC-assisted national household surveys.

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