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  1. Tackling Child Labour in Central Asia

    08 September 2014

    In Central Asia, a program supported by the ILO is bringing government, trade unions and employers together to successfully fight the worst forms of child labour.

  2. Taking a stand against child labour

    31 July 2014

    There are 168 million children worldwide working in child labour, and more than half of them are doing work that puts their health, safety or even their lives at risk. The International Labour Organization had the opportunity to show what it takes to tackle this important cause during a recent HuffPost Live interview with Corinne Vargha, Chief of the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, musician Mike Einziger, and former child labourer Esther Mohanja Sichani.

  3. ILO’s concerns regarding new law in Bolivia dealing with child labour

    28 July 2014

    The new Code for Children and Adolescents, Law No. 548, of 17 July 2014 published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Bolivia on 23 July 2014, deals with the “Right to protection of the child and adolescent at work” (Chapter VI).

  4. © ILO/Joseph Fortin 2014
    Cooperatives’ considerable clout in the fight against child labour

    14 July 2014

    The coop economy, worth around US$2.5 trillion, plays its part in helping to eliminate child labour – a problem that, although in decline, still affects 168 million children worldwide.

  5. © ILO Photo/K. Cassidy 2014
    ILO and UNESCO reconfirm commitment to joint work in new agreement

    08 July 2014

    Text covers training youth for employment, women's employment and equal rights, child labour, human rights, social protection floors, poverty eradication and South-South and triangular cooperation.

  6. © Tiffany Bordenave 2014
  7. ILO-IPEC Football resource kit on using football in child labour elimination and prevention projects

    26 June 2014

    This resource kit seeks to underline how football can be used as a recreational activity in child labour elimination and prevention projects and seeks to promote the participation of girls in football.

  8. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2014
    Syrian refugee children at work… and in a play

    25 June 2014

    Abject poverty is forcing many Syrian refugee families to send their children to work. In Lebanon, host to over a million refugees from Syria, current and former child labourers held a musical and theatrical performance to mark World Day against Child Labour.

  9. CAOBISCO and ILO to extend cooperation in combating child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

    18 June 2014

    Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.

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