1. Global Child Labour Conference, The Hague, 10-11 May 2010

    10 - 11 May 2010

    The year 2010 is 10 years after the coming into force of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL). Efforts must be stepped up if we are to deliver the commitment of a world free of the WFCL by 2016. In order to meet that challenge, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, in close collaboration with the ILO (and UNICEF and World Bank), is organizing a global conference on child labour to be held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 10 and 11 May 2010.

  2. Opening of the Children’s views of child labour exhibit

    26 January 2010

    "Children’s views of child labour" is the title of an international exhibit that will be opened at the Italian Department for Equal Opportunities in Rome on 26 January 2010 in the Sala Polifunzionale of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Isabella Rauti, Head of the Department for Equal Opportunities, will inaugurate the exhibit, together with a representative of the ILO Rome Office.


  1. "What Not to Wear: Cotton and Child Slavery"

    8 October 2009

    This discussion is organized by Anti-Slavery International together with the Environmental Justice Foundation and is hosted by Amnesty International UK. This event has been re-scheduled from June 9 when it was cancelled due to the tube strike

  2. Activities around the world for World Day Against Child Labour 2009

    12 June 2009

    World Day Against Child Labour aims to promote awareness and action to end child labour. This year we are putting special focus on the plight of girls who often endure additional hardships as victims of child labour. Support for the World Day has been growing each year and 2009 will be no exception. Hundreds of activities will be taking place around the world involving governments, employers, workers, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and concerned individuals who care about protecting the rights of children. We invite you to join us this World Day and every day as part of the growing worldwide movement to eliminate child labour.

  3. Launch of the Children's views of child labour exhibit

    9 June 2009

    The drawings in this exhibit convey powerful messages of despair and hope and are a vivid reminder of the inequalities and injustices that exist in our globalized world and the need for urgent action to end child labour.

  4. Identifying Good Practices for Producers/Purchasers to Reduce the Use of Child or Forced Labor

    11 - 12 May 2009

    The workshop is part of a National Research Council (NRC) study sponsored by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) of the Department of Labor. Participants will discuss the elements of a possible framework for identifying and organizing a standard set of practices that will reduce the likelihood that persons will use forced labor or child labor to produce goods, with a focus on business and governmental practices.

  5. Launch of the IPEC Project for Uganda "Support for the preparatory phase of the Uganda National Action Plan for the Elimination of child Labour" (SNAP)

    24 April 2009

    SNAP, a new four-year project funded by the US Department of Labor, will assist the Ugandan government to further strengthen the country's legal, policy, institutional and social foundations for large-scale action against the worst forms of child labour. Interventions are being designed to tap into components of the Ugandan Decent Work Country Programme as well as opportunities offered by other ongoing political, social and economic development programmes and policies. The project launch will take place on 24 April 2009 in Kampala to coincide with the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of the ILO and is being organized with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the Federation of Uganda Employers, and two workers' organizations - the National Organization of Trade Unions and the Central Organization of Free Trade Unions.


  1. Meeting of Experts on Labour Statistics - Part I: Child Labour Statistics, Part II: Measurement of Working Time

    1 - 10 April 2008

    The meeting of experts is expected to discuss and make recommendations on two topics, under Report I: Statistics of Child Labour and Report II: Measurement of Working Time, with a view to advising the Office on its preparation of proposed standards for submission to the 18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (Geneva, 24 November- 5 December 2008).


  1. "Kick the Ball" against child labour

    12 June 2006

    The event on the 12th of June will be celebrated in Headquarters with the presence of Football stars that will “kick the ball” against child labour, in a match with children from the Geneva International School and the Signal de Bernex Football Club.

  2. Round table on Good Practices in combating child labour

    9 June 2006

    During the International Labour Conference (ILC) a plenary discussion will take place on the new Global report. In the context of this plenary discussion a round table will take place focussing on the experience of three “first generation” countries of ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour.