News

2020

  1. Publication

    Assessment of Vulnerable Youth Economic Integration Opportunities in Myanmar

    16 January 2020

    This study was commissioned by the ILO’s MyPEC project in Myanmar to support the implementation of the National Action Plan on Child Labour (the NAP) in Myanmar. Economic empowerment of youth is a key strategy towards elimination of child labour in Myanmar. First of all, the prospects of entering decent employment or self-employment is a core motivational factor for children and families to pursue the long-term goal of education over the short-term goal of increased income through child labour, especially where resources are scarce and pursuing the long-term goal may mean immediate term sacrifices. If the prospects of economic empowerment/decent work at the end of one’s education are slim, children are more likely to drop out of school early and enter into child labour.

2019

  1. TRT World

    Eliminating child labour is an urgent issue, says the ILO

    05 December 2019

    ILO child labour expert Benjamin Smith participated in a discussion on how to eliminate child labour in Madagascar's mineral mines, which aired on the TRT World programme "Roundtable".

  2. News

    ILO Accel Africa project supports the drafting of the Nigeria Alliance 8.7 communication strategy in Lagos

    27 November 2019

    The workshop gathered approximately 40 participants who are Members of the Alliance 8.7 Technical Committee and are members of one of the three identified Priority areas.

  3. Press release

    Let them fly, don’t clip their wings !

    26 November 2019

    Ridma Weerawardena is the latest musician from around the world to join the ILO’s Global Music Against Child Labour Initiative. The song is his contribution to the global and Sri Lankan fight to end child labour

  4. News

    ILO supports the participation of over 1500 children to the Abidjan District International Marathon

    15 November 2019

    On the celebration of the National Day of Peace in Côte d'Ivoire, and a few days before the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Labour Organisation provide over 1500 T-shirts to children participating in the International Marathon of Abidjan District, an event bringing together more than 20,000 people with about 50 athletes nominated by National Federations of Algeria, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, France, Ghana , Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.

  5. Child Labour

    Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  6. Publication

    Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work in Myanmar

    25 October 2019

    The Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work (CDW) has been conducted to capture the dynamics of CDW in selected areas of Myanmar. The knowledge generated in the context of this RA will be used to increase the level of awareness and advocacy with the aim of transforming potential social attitudes of acceptance of child labour in domestic work and the potential beliefs that these situations represent a protective environment for children – especially for girls. On the other hand, a key objective of the RA is to provide concrete elements to take policy action to end child labour and to protect young workers, of legal working age, in domestic work.

  7. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste moves forward to reach a future without child labour

    10 October 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste has launched the first child labour survey and the series of labour force survey, supported by the ILO, to eradicate child labour in all its forms and promote decent work for all.

  8. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    07 October 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  9. Article

    US delegation visits ILO projects addressing child labour in cocoa-farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire

    04 September 2019

    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, September 3, 2019 – A delegation of staff members from the United States House of Representatives visited a cocoa-growing community, which benefited from four International Labour Office (ILO) projects aimed at eliminating child labour and improving occupational safety and health (OSH) for young farmers and communities in Côte d’Ivoire.