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.
Launching Ceremony Project on “Enhancing National Capacity to prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam (ENHANCE)
20 November 2015
Together MOLISA, ILO and National Stakeholders Preventing and Reducing Child Labour by 2020
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.
Sustainable Development Goals
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.