Resources on hazardous child labour


  1. Publication

    Minors out of mining! Partnership for global action against child labour in small-scale mining

    01 December 2005

    "Minors out of Mining", aims to eliminate child labour in small-scale mining completely within ten years, starting with countries where the problem is most serious. It is a tripartite effort initiated by the concerned governments with the support and assistance of the industry (both companies and workers)and the ILO through its technical assistance programme, the International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour(IPEC).

  2. Publication

    IPEC reflections on current strengths and weaknesses in the West Africa cocoa/commercial agriculture program to combat hazardous and exploitative child labour (WACAP)

    01 June 2005

  3. Publication

    A load too heavy: Children in mining and quarrying

    01 January 2005

    Children who work in mines and quarries risk their health, their safety and their future. An estimated one million children currently work in this sector, and the number is on the increase in some parts of the world. Because of its inherent dangers, work in mining and quarrying is widely recognized as hazardous for children, one of the types of work that C. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour urges us all to address as a matter of urgency.


  1. Publication

    From stitching to school: combating child labour in the soccer ball industry in Pakistan

    31 December 2004

    Describes contributions, achievements, measurable targets and the long term impact of the project launched by IPEC in 1997 on the local community

  2. Good practices

    Good practices and lessons learnt in combating hazardous work in child labour: salt production (Kampot), fish/shrimp processing (Sianoukville) and rubber plantation (Kampong Cham) sectors

    01 December 2004

    Report describing the ILO-IPEC funded programme on hazardous and exploitative child labour in Cambodia. The project was carried out between 2001and 2004.

  3. Publication

    Step by step: Examples of how countries determine hazardous child labour

    01 December 2004

    This brochure is the first in a series describing how different countries have undertaken this process. New examples will be added as they come available. These examples are not to be seen as models or "best practice", but simply demonstrate a range of ways in which the matter is being approached.