News

2015

  1. Feature story

    Child labour and lack of quality education in rural communities in Myanmar

    30 June 2015

    While a ceremony was held in Yangon, with governmental, employers and workers organizations, civil society representatives, and international partners, Myanmar Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (My-PEC) also implemented awareness-raising activities in Mon and Kayin states, targeting one of the most concerning and vulnerable areas for child labour: the rural communities.

  2. Child protection initiatives

    Scouts in action - Let children be children

    15 June 2015

    Scouts in the Africa Region are taking action to raise awareness about child labour, promote child protection as well as champion the cause of quality education through the non-formal learning methods of the Scouting programme. Through World Scouting's flagship initiative, Messangers of Peace, Scouts have not only been promoting peace but are also empowering young people and their communities in unprecedented ways. From East to West, North to South, African Scouts are saying "NO to child labour, YES to quality education!" See the article for stories on child protection initiatives by African Scouts.

  3. World Against Child Labour 2015

    United against child labour

    12 June 2015

    On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2015, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi joined distinguished panelists to say "No to child labour - Yes to quality education!”

  4. News

    Orchestras, choirs and bands in harmony against child labour for the World Day in Milan

    12 June 2015

    On 12 June, to mark the World Day and as part of the events planned around EXPO2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, a morning Conference will be followed by a major concert of school and youth orchestras at Castello Sforzesco (the site of the first EXPO in 1906).

  5. © ILO/Luu Van Tien 2015

    World Day against Child Labour

    Fighting Child Labour with quality education

    12 June 2015

    Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General International Labour Organization on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour

  6. World of Work Summit

    Nobel Peace Laureate warns climate change is fueling child trafficking

    11 June 2015

    Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference.

  7. Kyrgyzstan

    Out of child labour and into school: The story of Alimjan

    11 June 2015

    Alimjan’s mother did not see any harm in her son’s work, even though he was still a child. On the contrary, she believed that the sooner he learned how to earn money, the better. Read about how an ILO project helped get a boy out of child labour and into school.

  8. © Nguyen Xuan Chinh / ILO 2015

    World Day Against Child Labour 2015

    New ILO study points to the long-term impact of child labour

    11 June 2015

    New ILO report shows the need for coherent policies tackling child labour and the lack of decent jobs for youth together.

  9. Scout activity in conjunction with World Day Against Child Labour

    Truly a Ticket to Life

    11 June 2015

    Scouts are reaching out to children in or at risk of child labour through the Scout “Ticket to Life” project.

  10. World Day Against Child Labour

    ‘Til Everyone Can See - Thai rock stars use their talents to fight child labour

    10 June 2015

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, Thailand's biggest rock stars have worked with the International Labour Organization on the first national language cover version of the song 'Til Everyone Can See.