News

2018

  1. Press release

    End child labour and promote safe and healthy work!

    11 June 2018

    World Day Against Child Labour is marked on 12 June. Its theme in 2018 is the devastating impact of hazardous forms of work on children’s long-term health and well-being

  2. Article

    Empowerment through music: Lebanon’s choir against child labour

    04 June 2018

    Children who have a history of child labour have embarked on a musical journey led by the ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour, and have taken their talents to Lebanon’s Presidential Palace for their first ever performance.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour

    We must tackle the root causes of child labour: ILO Director-General

    04 June 2018

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlighted the importance of addressing the root causes of child labour, including in unpaid family work in agriculture. He spoke at a panel on child labour held on the sidelines of the International Labour Conference.

  4. Media advisory

    World Day Against Child Labour – Geneva event

    29 May 2018

  5. Generation Safe and Healthy

    Message at the Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit and Celebration of the World Day against Child Labour

    28 May 2018

    By Khalid Hassan, Country Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Ma. Concepcion Sardaña, Senior Programme Officer at the Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit and Celebration of the World Day against Child Labour, 30 May 2018, Camarines Norte, Philippines

  6. Child labour

    Keynote address at the Philippine Fashion Week

    26 May 2018

    By Khalid Hassan, Country Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist at the Philippine Fashion Week, 26 May 2018, Makati, Philippines

  7. Slideshow

    We need safe and healthy workplaces for young people

    27 April 2018

    To celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April and the World Day against Child Labour in June, the ILO is hosting the ‘Generation Safe and Healthy’ photo exhibition at its headquarters in Geneva – part of a campaign to keep young workers safe in the workplace and to end child labour.

  8. © Marcel Crozet / ILO 2018

    Video

    Madagascar: A way out of child sexual exploitation through apprenticeships

    12 April 2018

    In Madagascar, extreme poverty and lack of opportunities push many adolescent children into prostitution. In the city of Tulear, the International Labour Organization (ILO) along with UNICEF, SOS Children’s Villages, and employers’ and workers’ organizations are trying to raise awareness about children working in sex tourism. They offer young people the opportunity to learn new vocational skills.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Tackling commercial sexual exploitation of children on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    Poverty and lack of employment prospects make many teenage girls in coastal areas of Madagascar vulnerable to becoming trapped in commercial sexual exploitation. An ILO project supports community efforts to fight against the problem, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  10. Photo gallery

    The fight against sex tourism on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    An ILO project in the area of Tuléar supports community efforts to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children, one of the worst forms of child labour.