News

2016

  1. Slideshow

    “No to child labour in Turkey’s hazelnut gardens”

    08 January 2016

    An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.

2015

  1. Press release

    Employers work to eliminate child labour in supply chains

    15 December 2015

    ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool for companies to eliminate child labour in supply chains by 2025.

  2. Press release

    Government reaffirms its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan

    24 November 2015

    During a one day high level consultative meeting on Child and Bonded Labour held on 24th November 2015, the Government of Baluchistan re-affirmed its commitment to address the challenge and called on stakeholders to work closely together.

  3. Child Labour

    Launching ceremony of project on enhancing national capacity to prevent and reduce Child labour in Viet Nam

    20 November 2015

    Together with MOLISA, the ILO and national stakeholders commit to preventing and reducing child labour by 2020.

  4. Universal Children’s Day

    "The unacceptable reality is that today millions of children around the world, some as young as five, are still working for their survival", Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

    20 November 2015

    On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, we recall the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder’s, message for the World Day Against Child Labour – that the battle cry against child labour must resound this day and every day until child labour is consigned to history. In the words of a child on World Day - “Don’t remember us just for today” - we recall the sense of urgency needed to actively fight child labour and ensure the respect of children’s rights.

  5. Sustainable Development Goals

    Building a global alliance against child labour and forced labour

    04 November 2015

    Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch explains how we can achieve target 8.7 of the United Nations’ SDGs which calls for an end to forced labour and child labour by 2025.

  6. News

    ILO training workshop tackles child labour in agriculture in Lebanon

    19 October 2015

    Hosting over 1.1 million registered Syrian refugees, Lebanon has seen a huge rise in child labour in recent years, much of it under hazardous conditions in the agricultural sector. An ILO “training of trainers” workshop took child labour practitioners to the heart of the fertile Beqaa Valley, to witness first-hand some of the hazards of child labour in agriculture.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.