News

2017

  1. Press release

    Budapest hosts Europe and Central Asia Regional Consultation Workshop on achieving the SDG Target 8.7 with regard to Child and Forced Labour

    23 June 2017

  2. Presentation

    Presentation on impact of natural disasters on children in Sri Lanka

    23 June 2017

    Effect of annual drought and floods on child labour and child welfare in Sri Lanka done by Ms Sonali Moonesinghe

  3. Press release

    Sri Lanka stands at a delicate moment in making child labour one for the history books

    23 June 2017

    On 22nd June, in collaboration with the Girl Guides Association and the UNICEF, the ILO hosted an event in Colombo to raise awareness on how Sri Lanka can protect children from child labour, particularly in conflict and disaster situations.

  4. Statement

    Opening remarks by Ms Simrin Singh on World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    22 June 2017

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  5. Child Labour and Forced Labour

    Taking forward Alliance 8.7 in sub-Saharan Africa

    21 June 2017

    “In order to advance Alliance 8.7, we can no longer do business as usual”, said ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma, at the opening of a two-day regional consultation on child labour and forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference aims to agree on concrete continental actions in preparation for the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (November 2017, Argentina).

  6. Video

    Preventing child labour in natural disasters and climate change

    14 June 2017

    Children are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena. Natural disasters and climate change can negatively affect children’s rights in many aspects such as health, educational access, nutrition, livelihoods and economic exploitation through child labour.

  7. World Day against Child Labour

    ILO: Prevent child labour, protect children in conflict and disaster

    14 June 2017

    Children put their lives in danger as they are pushed to child labour and trafficking in conflicts and disasters. Almost 70 million children are affected by natural disasters each year and 250 million children live in areas affected by armed conflict.

  8. Comment

    A landmark step —India ratifies ILO conventions on child labour

    13 June 2017

    With the ratification of ILO Conventions No. 138 and 182 – India now has ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions. Comment by Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director of the ILO Country office in India.

  9. © Made By Survivors 2017

    Labour standards

    India ratifies both fundamental ILO Conventions on Child Labour

    13 June 2017

    Historic move confirms India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”. Ratification means that almost all children in the world are covered by Convention No. 182, while coverage of Convention No. 138 jumps from 60 per cent of the world’s children to 80 per cent.

  10. Video

    "This should be the last generation witnessing child labour"

    13 June 2017

    Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi congratulates the ILO and the government of India on its ratification of ILO conventions 138 and 182 on child labour.