News

2017

  1. © Peretz Partensky 2017

    Child labour and forced labour

    Uzbekistan ends systematic use of child labour and takes measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  2. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labour and forced labour

    16 November 2017

    The three-day IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour concluded with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Declaration which spells out principles and actions to be taken. During the meeting, delegates presented almost 100 pledges for concrete steps towards the eradication of child labour and forced labour, and the generation of quality employment for young people.

  3. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO head warns that there are still 152 million victims of child labour

    14 November 2017

    In his opening speech to the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, the ILO Director-General acknowledged the progress achieved in the past 20 years, but warned that there is still a long way to go in order to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

  4. © Natasha Graham / GPE 2017

    Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO proposes policies to end child labour by 2025

    13 November 2017

    A new ILO report says improving legal protections, labour market governance, social protections, access to quality education and social dialogue between governments, the social partners and other stakeholders are critical aspects in battling child labour. The report was published as delegates gathered in Buenos Aires for an international conference on the eradication of child labour.

  5. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    Argentina to host the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    07 November 2017

    The international meeting will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 14-16 November and will address the consolidation of the global commitment to the eradication of child labour. Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from 193 countries will be attending.

  6. © Michele Fedrigotti 2017

    News

    “Festival Meetings 2017” concert series raising awareness about child labour

    24 October 2017

    In support of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative, Milano Classica, in collaboration with the Milan network of middle schools specialising in music (SMIM), organised the third edition of the “Festival Meetings.” 12 concerts involving over 20 schools took place in the build up to the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June 2017.

  7. Modern Slavery and Child Labour

    ILO to host Facebook Live Session on 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Child Labour

    23 October 2017

  8. Global Estimates of Child Labour

    The International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture on the new ILO Global Estimates of Child Labour

    19 September 2017

  9. Modern slavery and child labour

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  10. Media advisory

    Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

    15 September 2017