Slideshows on child labour

  1. World Day Against Child Labour 2018 - Geneva Event Highlights

    12 June 2018

  2. We need safe and healthy workplaces for young people

    27 April 2018

    To celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April and the World Day against Child Labour in June, the ILO is hosting the ‘Generation Safe and Healthy’ photo exhibition at its headquarters in Geneva – part of a campaign to keep young workers safe in the workplace and to end child labour.

  3. The fight against sex tourism on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    An ILO project in the area of Tuléar supports community efforts to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  4. Children's messages on World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    12 June 2017

  5. Event to mark World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    12 June 2017

    In Geneva, the World Day Against Child Labour 2017 was marked by an event held on 12 June at Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Rebirth” sculpture in Parc l’Ariana at the Palais des Nations. The event took place during the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference, and it was organized by the ILO in collaboration with the United Nations Office in Geneva and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto.

  6. Child labour in Haiyan (Yolanda) affected areas

    26 April 2017

    On a school day, children are picking garbage in a landfill site in Tacloban, a city devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Children in areas affected by natural disasters are vulnerable to child labour. ILO’s emergency employment and livelihood programmes help ensure that adults are at work and not their children, by promoting decent work and extending social protection coverage while rebuilding communities.

  7. © Tabitha Ross / ILO 2018

    Child labourers in Lebanon: The power of play

    11 July 2016

    The incidence of child labour in agriculture is on the rise in Lebanon, especially in the Beqaa Valley region which is host to a large number of Syrian refugees. The ILO held a funfair in the area to raise awareness amongst refugees and locals of the risks and hazards of child labour in agriculture. It included plays written and performed by child labourers and their parents, highlighting aspects of their plight and helping them relieve some of the distress they feel due to their situation. The ILO organized the event with funding from the Denmark-led Regional Protection and Development Programme, and in cooperation with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the NGO Beyond Association.

  8. “No to child labour in Turkey’s hazelnut gardens”

    08 January 2016

    An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.

  9. © ILO/Awad Tawel 2018

    Why is quality education critical in tackling child labour?

    07 September 2015

    This year’s World Day against Child Labour highlighted the key role that education can play in tackling child labour. The following stories from child labourers in Jordan show why getting children out of work and into the classroom can make a huge difference to their future.

  10. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2018

    Syrian refugee children at work… and in a play

    25 June 2014

    Abject poverty is forcing many Syrian refugee families to send their children to work. In Lebanon, host to over a million refugees from Syria, current and former child labourers held a musical and theatrical performance to mark World Day against Child Labour.