News and Press releases

June 2021

  1. AU, ILO and UNICEF mark the World Day against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    The African Union, ILO and UNICEF organized a virtual Continental event to mark the World Day against Child Labour. The event brought together key actors, to discuss strategies to address child labour, taking a holistic and systemic approach based on the 2020 Global Estimates on Child Labour and related recommendations, which had been launched by the ILO and UNICEF on 10 June.

  2. ILO Signs Implementation Agreement with Labour Unions in Nigeria.

    17 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Nigeria has signed an Implementation Agreement (IA) with the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to further accelerate the elimination of child labour in the country.

  3. Immediate steps are needed to avoid falling further behind on fighting child labour

    16 June 2021

    During the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour 2021 in Lilongwe, United Nations Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres said that, despite several strides, there is an urgent need for all stakeholders, including national authorities, employers, trade unions, civil society, and local leaders, to step up efforts to end this human rights violation against children in Malawi.

  4. ‘Consume Responsibly’, ILO Urges Gold and Cocoa Consumers in Nigeria

    16 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called on gold users and consumers of cocoa products in Nigeria to be mindful of the impact of their patronage on the use of children for work on gold mines and cocoa farms, as well as the consequences on social stability and collective development.

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    ILO FAIRWAY supports returning Ethiopian migrant workers

    14 June 2021

  6. FAIRWAY celebrates 10 years since the adoption of the Domestic Workers’ Convention (189)

    14 June 2021

    While significant progress has been made to promote domestic workers’ rights in the Arab States, important challenges remain, and overcoming these is part of FAIRWAY’s ongoing efforts in policy reform and capacity building.

  7. Job Portal developed in Uganda

    14 June 2021

  8. Analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on returns of Nigerian migrant workers through media monitoring

    14 June 2021

  9. Future of Work to Fight Child Labour

    12 June 2021

  10. Take Action: Put an End to Child Labour!

    12 June 2021

    This year's World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) - which comes on June 12 of each year - is considered as an opportunity to urge the tripartite constituents of the International Labour Organization (government - employers - workers) to take decisive actions to eliminate child labour. WDACL 202 focuses on actions taken since the declaration of The United Nations General Assembly this year 2021 is the "International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour".