ILO Recognition Awards
17 May 2019
Within the framework of the ILO Recognition Awards 2018, the ILO recognized innovation to promote fundamental principles and rights at work, namely with regard to the abolition of forced labour and the elimination of child labour.
24 April 2019
Forced and child labour
03 April 2019
A conference in Brussels has welcomed an ILO report that found the Uzbek government did not systematically use child labour or forced labour during the 2018 cotton harvest. The report found that government reforms are having an impact, but that there are still many challenges at local level.
Middle East and North Africa
20 March 2019
Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.
13 March 2019
Marshall Islands is the 184th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.
04 March 2019
Palau is the 183rd Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182
06 February 2019
A new report by UNICEF and the ILO highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children.
25 January 2019
The International Labour Organization (ILO) joined Kyrgyzstan’s 100 Days Against Trafficking in Persons National Campaign which took place in September – December 2018. In the course of the campaign, representatives of the ILO which will mark its centenary year called upon the youth activists and government officers to take a more active stance in promoting the fight against the worst forms of child labour and forced labour.
24 January 2019
On January 24, 2019 a meeting to refine the 2019-2024 Action Plan for preventing children’s involvement in the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The working group was formed in May 2018 as part of the 2017-2027 Family Protection and Children Support Programme to be implemented by the Kyrgyz Government.
14 December 2018
2018 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour. There is much more to be done, and we look forward to accelerating progress and coordinating action towards our common goals over the coming years.