Report12 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.
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.
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
Global estimates and trends 2000-201223 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.
Report30 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.
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.
This resource material considers the links between tackling child labour and promoting Education for All.
Guidelines12 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.
Hazardous work15 March 2012
This publication outlines the problem of hazardous child labour and highlights possible solutions.
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.
Guidelines15 December 2007
This guide examines of modern responses to child labour as embodied in policy and legislation.
Policy Note7 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
Annual Report on IPEC activities21 May 2013
This report highlights the main achievements and developments of IPEC in 2012.
Brochure07 May 2010
This new publication provides a summary of the role and activities of IPEC Programme.
In the Media
Interview2 February 2012
Radio Exterior de España interviewed Jose Maria Ramirez Machado, IPEC technical specialist, on the child labour problem in the fishing sector. The interview starts around minute 07:11. (In Spanish)
The IPECINFO database contains hundreds of publications and resources on child labour. You can make a search by type, theme, key words or language. The "Selected ressources" section (above) give you access to a selection of resources and the "Sectors and topics" section have resources by theme.