1. ILO Blog

    “I was in child labour. Now I’m getting my MBA.”

    02 October 2015

    When Usman Bilal was ten years old, his parents took him out of school and sent him to work with his uncle. But he was able to return to school with the help of an ILO project and is today an MBA student and child-labour activist.

  2. Child labour

    Cuba ratifies the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    29 September 2015

    Cuba is the 180th ILO member State to ratify this instrument, which calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour

  3. Partnerships

    ILO and Japan Tobacco International step up joint work to promote fundamental labour rights in the tobacco supply chain

    29 September 2015

    Under the partnership, the ILO will conduct research into forced labour, discrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as occupational safety and health in farming communities in countries where JTI purchases tobacco.

  4. Side event

    Ending contemporary forms of slavery in supply chains: challenges, strategies, opportunities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    28 September 2015

    On Wednesday 16 September a panel convened at a side event of the Human Rights Council assessed the most effective strategies and recommend concrete measures for States, businesses and other stakeholders to prevent and eradicate contemporary forms of slavery from supply chains and to provide assistance and redress to victims.

  5. Press release

    New study of migrant and child labour in the Thai seafood industry

    14 September 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Asia Foundation released a new report, revealing the physical hazards and other vulnerabilities faced by migrant child workers in Thailand’s shrimp and seafood processing industries.

  6. ARISE I

    I swim across the river to get to children at risk of child labour

    06 August 2015

    Under the ILO ARISE Project in Zambia, a total of 3,000 children are targeted to be reached for child labour prevention through behaviour change and peer-to-peer education. To facilitate this process, 200 peer-to-peer educators have been trained by the project, among them Mr. Innocent Chitengi, from Chitwa community in Kaoma District. This is an inspiring story of a peer-to-peer educator.

  7. Fighting child labour

    Out of child labour and into education in Viet Nam

    10 July 2015

    Child labour has long-term consequences well after childhood. But in the mountains of northern Viet Nam, there is new hope for children who were once trapped in the cycle of child labour. (Closed Captions available)

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!”