Articles

2021

  1. Photo-The ILO brings together experts in Europe to discuss the development of its campaign on child labour in global supply chains.

    28 November 2021

    The workshop brought together experts from a variety of fields, including public relations and communications specialists, behavioural scientists, and activists who provided input from their own experience in campaigning on child labour that helped inform and shape the strategy.

  2. A holistic approach rooted on shared experience and lesson learned

    23 November 2021

  3. ILO Strengthens Labour Inspection System in Ethiopia

    03 November 2021

    13 October 2021 (News) Addis Ababa; Ethiopia: As part of strengthening bilateral relationship and improving labour inspection in regional bureau of labour and social affairs of Ethiopia, the ILO CO Addis Ababa has signed an agreement and handed over the first motorbike to the Harari Regional Bureau of Labour &Social Affairs.

  4. ILO provided Skills need anticipation and matching training in Ethiopia

    03 November 2021

    21 October 2021; Addis Ababa; Ethiopia: (News) The International Labour Organization, under global program on skills & lifelong learning (GPSL3) – Ethiopia, has conducted a three-day long Skills need anticipation and matching training at Hawasa, Sidama regional state in Ethiopia from 19-21 October 2021.

  5. A Graduate of an Apprenticeship Programme becomes International Chef

    01 November 2021

    Neema’s story shows how far apprenticeship programmes can take young Africans towards skills development and employment opportunities.

  6. ILO collaborates with NASCENT Research and Development Organisation to implement direct interventions to eliminate child labour within communities in Uganda

    28 October 2021

    The program of action will support children aged 14-17 years in vocational training and provide post-training support and transition from school to work, as well as referral of children to the formal education system.

  7. The United Nations system supports Côte d'Ivoire in its strategic planning of priority actions to combat child labour.

    20 October 2021

    The challenge for the Government is to achieve a real synergy of action between all actors, both public and private, technical and financial partners and civil society organisations, at both central and decentralised levels

  8. More women in leadership for a sustainable garment and textile industry in Ethiopia.

    18 October 2021

    The ILO Siraye programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialization has launched a leadership development intervention on March 2021 as part of its women empowerment objective.

  9. The ILO brings together experts in Europe to discuss the development of its campaign on child labour in global supply chains.

    07 October 2021

    The workshop brought together experts from a variety of fields, including public relations and communications specialists, behavioural scientists, and activists who provided input from their own experience in campaigning on child labour that helped inform and shape the strategy.

  10. Focus on WIND: an ILO integrated approach to eliminate child labour in cocoa farming

    06 October 2021

    Abidjan (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the ACCEL Africa project (Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in African Supply Chains), and its partners from the National Agency for Rural Development (ANADER), the Coffee and Cocoa Council and the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection, carried out a mission from 27 September to 1 October 2021 in Soubré in the west of Côte d'Ivoire to monitor and update the individual and community work plans of the training pairs whose role is to improve the living and working conditions of actors in the cocoa value chain according to the WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) approach.

  11. International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) partner to eliminate child labour through school improvements and access to education

    01 October 2021

    This partnership comes at a critical time, as COVID-19 has contributed to rising rates of school dropouts, including because of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as periodic school closures.

  12. ILO promotes the extension of Universal Health Coverage to rural households in cocoa-producing areas

    22 September 2021

    In Côte d'Ivoire, the project focuses on the "cocoa supply chain" in the sub-prefecture of Soubré and M'batto and includes a social protection component. This component aims to find ways to strengthen the social protection of families on cocoa farms and thus improve decent working conditions for the adult workforce, which would have a direct impact on reducing child labour.

  13. Opening remarks by Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General, Regional Director for Africa at the event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    I commit the Office to work as one ILO to mainstream child labour issues into all relevant areas of work of the Abidjan Declaration implementation plan, in order to maximize our contribution to ending child labour in Africa. We will work closely with our tripartite Constituents to do so

  14. Media Advisory- Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    Join us for a regional virtual event to commemorate the World Day against Child Labour.

  15. ILO launches the socio-professional reintegration for young people exposed to child labour in Mali

    16 June 2021

    This action programme aims to contribute to the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and clothing value chain in Mali, in the communes of Kignan, Kourouma, Kléla (circle of Sikasso, region of Sikasso) and the communes of Bla, Touna, Diéna (circle of Bla, region of Ségou) through the vocational training and socio-economic integration of 300 children

  16. Supporting Children's Rights through Education, Art and Media (SCREAM) in Egypt.

    13 June 2021

    The video includes interviews with a number of boys and girls describing their experience as being exposed to child labour. In addition, it includes interviews with the staff of Child Labour Center staff on their role and reflection on the programme. SCREAM included puppet theater, interactive theater and art exhibition of children on child labour.

  17. Malawian Children Trafficked to Mozambique in Search of Jobs

    12 June 2021

    This article uncovers a new form of exploitation where some families in Malawi are giving away their children to herd animals and work in crop fields in Mozambique at the expense of their right to education.

  18. How COVID-19 has Accelerated Child Labour in the Construction Sector

    12 June 2021

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) forced child labour laws and law enforcers on a halt. As government announced a total lockdown, the construction sector was considered an essential service in Uganda so it was one of those that continued to operate in this period. However, other sectors which would have checked child labour in the construction sector were shut down. This promoted child labour.

  19. How can individuals act to eliminate child labour in their communities?

    04 June 2021

    We children and youth of today, need to be well educated, we need to dream, we need to be healthy so that we can good leaders tomorrow, and all this is only possible if you, our dear parents, allow us to do so.

  20. Journalists have a key role to play in the collective effort to eliminate child labour

    04 June 2021

    Through the Accel Africa Reporting on child labour in Africa course, learners are introduced to a number of different issues, including international labour standards, ethical reporting of child-related information, or collecting testimonies from vulnerable sources of information. They also learn about the relevant context of child labour in agricultural supply chains, such as in the tobacco, cotton or cocoa industries.