04 April 2013
Following the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles last month, Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, today issued a joint letter urging business to do more to help deliver a world fit for all children.
22 March 2013
On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup qualification match Jamaica vs. Panama on March 22, Jamaica’s capital Kingston will boost the ILO campaign “Red Card to Child Labour”.
11 March 2013
The workshop, hosted by the ILO Jakarta Office, took place from 4 to 6 March 2013. It was attended by tripartite delegations from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Viet Nam and Timor-Leste. The activity was organized within the framework of the project “Combating Child Labour through Education”, which is supported by the Government of the Netherlands.
27 February 2013
FAO has published the first global study on child labour issues related to livestock. The study has benefited from ILO-IPEC inputs.
26 February 2013
Ten international NGOs (Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International, Defence for Children International, Child Rights International Network, Global March Against Child Labour, Human Rights Watch, the International Domestic Worker Network, International Labor Rights Forum, Plan International, and World Vision) issue statement to draw attention to child labour in domestic work. The statement urges the ratification of the ILO's new Convention 189 on domestic work and draws attention to the opportunity provided by the World Day against Child Labour to scale up action.
17 February 2013
Guyana has been examining ways to sustain several initiatives undertaken to prevent child labour over the past four years.
15 January 2013
Maldives ratification of the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No.182) have now been registered effective.
17 December 2012
South Sudan's ratification of the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No.182) has now been formally registered.
11 December 2012
The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministers of Labour, Employment and Social Affairs meeting on December 7 in Dakar, Senegal, adopted a regional action plan on child labour, especially in its worst forms.
07 December 2012
A new report by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy on Global Education, has drawn attention to the urgent need to increase international and national commitment to tackling child labour by ensuring that all children have access to education.