Publications and resources

Just released

  1. Sampling elusive populations: Applications to studies of child labour

    17 October 2014

    This Manual complements the earlier volume on Sampling for household-based surveys of child labour brought out by within the framework of the ILO-IPEC Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC) and contributes to survey methodology that goes beyond the particular subject of child labour. Thus, anyone interested in issues and practical solutions to problems such as sampling from imperfect frames or sampling difficult populations would benefit from the contents of this Manual.

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

    16 October 2014

    The Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) 2013 (round sixth) (GLSS6) is a nation-wide household survey conducted between 18 October 2012 and 17 October 2013. It collected information on the demographic characteristics of the population, their education, health, employment and time use, migration, housing conditions and household agriculture, among others. Like the previous rounds of GLSS, the GLSS6 had a specific Labour Force Module which was expanded to include a section on child labour. This report focuses on Child Labour in Ghana and is based on the results obtained from the implementation of the GLSS6.

  3. Eliminating hazardous child labour and occupational safety, health and environmental risks: A manual for agents of change in cocoa communities in Ghana

    16 September 2014

    This Manual was produced by ILO-IPEC and GAWU to serve as an essential training tool for workers in the rural communities, especially cocoa farmers, to promote and ensure safety at the work place. Collaboration between workers’ and employers’ organizations is one of the most effective strategies to ensure safe practices at work places. Hopefully the production of this Manual will go a long way to help the community and farmers as well as agriculture extension officers in their training efforts.

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.

  4. More resources at the CHILD LABOUR STATISTICS Section »

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.