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June 2021

  1. Video

    REFRAME project constituents discuss how the project has promoted fair recruitment in Sri Lanka.

    14 June 2021

  2. Video

    REFRAME project constituents discuss capacity building of trade unions on fair recruitment practices

    14 June 2021

  3. Video

    REFRAME project constituents discuss the HAMSA complaints mechanism tool

    14 June 2021

  4. Video

    Country Office Director Simrin Singh on the contributions of the the REFRAME project in Sri Lanka

    14 June 2021

  5. Video

    COVID-19 pandemic not an argument to stop children's education

    12 June 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Dateline Philippines marked the World Day against Child Labour and featured a live interview with Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines on the new ILO and UNICEF child labour report.

  6. Child Labour

    African musicians win Music Against Child Labour Competition

    12 June 2021

    The winning songs, from Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, raise awareness of child labour and were chosen by a celebrity jury who reviewed more than 200 entries from 50 countries.

  7. World Day Against Child Labour

    Global progress to end child labour has stalled

    10 June 2021

    Global progress to end child labour has come to a halt for the first time in over two decades, reversing the downward trend that saw child labour fall by 94 million between 2000 and 2016. The number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years. That means one out of every 10 children is today in child labour. To reverse this trend, the ILO and UNICEF are calling for increased spending on public services and education, decent work for adults, and stronger laws to protect children better. Find out more: &

  8. 10 June

    World Day against Child Labour: Act Now, end Child Labour

    10 June 2021

    While the COVID-19 crisis threatens to reverse years of progress in the fight against child labour, international leaders and advocates encourage all stakeholders to redouble efforts in the context of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  9. © Rod Waddington 2021

    World Day Against Child Labour

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    10 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. 109th International Labour Conference

    The International Labour Conference Daily Show: How to end child labour

    10 June 2021

    The ILC Daily Show brings you a mix of interviews, videos under discussion at the Conference and the opportunity to post your questions on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #ILCDailyShow. This episode focuses on the latest ILO and UNICEF data on child labour around the world and what needs to be done to reach SDG targets on its elimination.