25 March 2014
Somalia ratification of the ILO Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour has now been formally registered. This brings the total number of ratification of Convention No. 182 to 179, out of 185 ILO Member States.
25 March 2014
The ILO response plan to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan has identified child labour as a priority. It is estimated there are currently over 580,000 registered Syrian refugees living in Jordan. While around 160,000 refugees live in designated camps, the remaining refugee population has found shelter in host communities in rural and urban areas across Jordan. Many Syrian children are at risk of falling into the trap of child labour - particularly its worst forms. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide - to 60,000 - since the refugee influx began in 2011.
20 March 2014
Somalia ratifies the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)
14 March 2014
The first national data show that 1.75 million Vietnamese children are child workers. The rate of child labour in Viet Nam is lower than the world's average and very close to the regional figure.
27 February 2014
Ending child labour in the cocoa industry takes work on the industry, government and community levels and the ILO knows what works, according to ILO Director General Guy Ryder. Appearing on a special edition of CNN's "Quest Means Business", Ryder joined in a vigorous panel debate about CNN's "Cocoanomics" documentary. In it, Richard Quest visits the Cote d'Ivoire to see what progress had been made in fighting child labour in the cocoa industry.
03 February 2014
Definitions are important in developing reliable data and in guiding action on forced and child labour. They mean we can be held accountable for our efforts to generate change in the name of those who are the most exploited in the world today.
20 January 2014
Maestro Claudio Abbado, one the greatest conductors of our age, Life Senator in Italy and co-founder of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative, died aged 80 on 20 January 2014 in Bologna. ILO-IPEC reflects on his career and his commitment to the struggle against child labour.
14 January 2014
The project launched in 2012 proposed activities aim to improve human security in a context of UN inter-agency coordination including UNTFHS, UNDP, FAO, WHO, IOM, UNICEF, and ILO-IPEC.
19 December 2013
Myanmar is the 178th ILO member State to ratify this instrument, which calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour.