News

2019

  1. ILO Recognition Awards

    Innovation to promote fundamental principles and rights at work

    17 May 2019

    Within the framework of the ILO Recognition Awards 2018, the ILO recognized innovation to promote fundamental principles and rights at work, namely with regard to the abolition of forced labour and the elimination of child labour.

  2. Presentation

    Historical Slideshow "100 years of ILO action to tackle child labour"

    24 April 2019

  3. Forced and child labour

    Activists welcome progress towards eradication of forced labour, child labour in Uzbekistan

    03 April 2019

    A conference in Brussels has welcomed an ILO report that found the Uzbek government did not systematically use child labour or forced labour during the 2018 cotton harvest. The report found that government reforms are having an impact, but that there are still many challenges at local level.

  4. Middle East and North Africa

    Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  5. Child labour

    The Marshall Islands ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    13 March 2019

    Marshall Islands is the 184th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.

  6. Child labour

    Palau ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    04 March 2019

    Palau is the 183rd Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182

  7. © UNICEF/UNI112437/Halle'n 2019

    Social protection

    Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

    06 February 2019

    A new report by UNICEF and the ILO highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children.

  8. ILO100

    ILO Joined Kyrgyzstan’s 100 Days Against Trafficking in Persons Campaign

    25 January 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) joined Kyrgyzstan’s 100 Days Against Trafficking in Persons National Campaign which took place in September – December 2018. In the course of the campaign, representatives of the ILO which will mark its centenary year called upon the youth activists and government officers to take a more active stance in promoting the fight against the worst forms of child labour and forced labour.

  9. News

    Preventing Children’s Involvement in the Worst Forms of Child Labour: Action Plan for 2019-2024

    24 January 2019

    On January 24, 2019 a meeting to refine the 2019-2024 Action Plan for preventing children’s involvement in the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The working group was formed in May 2018 as part of the 2017-2027 Family Protection and Children Support Programme to be implemented by the Kyrgyz Government.

2018

  1. Video

    Advancing human rights at work - A look back at 2018

    14 December 2018

    2018 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour. There is much more to be done, and we look forward to accelerating progress and coordinating action towards our common goals over the coming years.