Campaigns

2021

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 - Anticipate, prepare and respond to crisis - INVEST NOW IN RESILIENT OSH SYSTEMS

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

2020

  1. Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the UN and the Decade of Action on the SDGs. The UN in China has initiated a series of activities to celebrate this year. The ILO Beijing office has joined this campaign by organizing a debate on “Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?” and developed a dialogue on the future of work with the Chinese youth.

  2. World Refugee Day: Socio-economic inclusion and self-reliance of refugees and host communities, key to Kenya’s development

    On June 20, Kenya, Africa’s fifth largest refugee hosting country will join the rest of world in marking World Refugee Day. This is a time to honour the resilience of close to half a million refugees who have fled their homes due to war, violence and persecution as well Kenyan communities that open their doors to welcome them.

  3. World Refugee Day: Everyone Counts

    In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UNHCR calls for global solidarity from the entire international community between and towards each other to protect in this time of need.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour: Protecting forcibly displaced and host community children

    On 12 June 2020, the PROSPECTS programme joins the rest of world in marking the World Day Against Child Labour. Tackling child labour among forcibly displaced or host populations is critical in ensuring all children are protected from exploitation and abuse, have access to education and can aspire to a fulfilled, safe and happy childhood among their families, peers and communities.

  5. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. World Day Against Child Labour 2020 will focus on the impact of crisis on child labour. The COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, children are often the first to suffer. The crisis can push millions of vulnerable children into child labour. Already, there are an estimated 152 million children in child labour, 72 million of which are in hazardous work. These children are now at even greater risk of facing circumstances that are even more difficult and working longer hours.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 - Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives

    Recognizing the great challenge that governments, employers, workers and whole societies are facing worldwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

  1. World Day Against Child Labour 2019 - Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams

    On this World Day Against Child Labour will look back on progress achieved over a 100 years of ILO support to countries on tackling child labour. We will also look forward towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 set by the international community calling for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025.

2018

  1. International Migrants Day 2018: Street Theatre to Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking

    The ILO in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), organised a pop-up street theatre performance in honour of International Migrants day on 18 December 2018.

  2. Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit

    The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.