Publications on youth employment

  1. Combating child labour. A handbook for labour inspectors

    29 November 2002

    Describes the scope and nature of child labour and outlines ILO Conventions on child labour and labour inspection. Examines current challenges to effective child labour inspection, and describes new approaches to taking follow-up action. Discusses training issues.

  2. Combating child labour and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

    07 November 2002

    This book reviews the national HIV/AIDS and child labour policies and programmes, NGO projects, and community-based initiatives in three African countries - illuminating the harsh realities of the link between child labour and HIV/AIDS and identifying the broad range of responses, large and small, to these intersecting issues. It also examines the effects of HIV/AIDS on child labour in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa and describes approaches taken in each of the countries to reduce vulnerability to child labour and to HIV infection. Highlights elements of good practice.

  3. A future without child labour. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2002

    06 May 2002

    Folder containing flyers, fact sheets, the report "A future without child labour", and resource lists of contact persons by region.

  4. Action against child labour

    28 February 2000

    Based primarily on ILO experience, particularly its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), addresses the strategies, instruments, methodologies and information necessary to plan and carry out effective action to eliminate child labour.

  5. Employing youth : promoting employment-intensive growth

    01 January 2000

    Report for the Interregional Symposium on Strategies to Combat Youth Unemployment and Marginalisation, 13-14 December 1999 Geneva

  6. In the twilight zone: Child workers in the hotel, tourism and catering industry

    24 June 1999

    Based on research conducted in resorts and cities which receive large numbers of foreign visitors.

  7. Employment-Intensive Infrastructure Programmes: Capacity building for contracting in the construction Sector

    01 January 1999

    Provides a set of guidelines for programmes which aim to integrate cost-effective employment-intensive approaches into infrastructure works while respecting basic labour standards and working conditions.

  8. Minimum wages and youth unemployment

    01 October 1998

    Employment and Training Papers No. 26 (Action Programme on Youth Unemployment)

  9. Child labour. Targeting the intolerable. Report 86 VI (1)

    25 June 1998

    International Labour Conference, 86th Session, 1998. Report VI, Part 1. Drawing on the experience of the ILO, including its International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour, this report surveys international and national law and practice and points the way towards effective action through new international standards. Includes a list of ratifications by country of relevant ILO Conventions on minimum age and forced labour (as at 15 August 1996).

  10. Employment-intensive infrastructure programmes : labour policies and practices

    01 February 1998

    Based on studies and the experience of ILO technical cooperation projects. Includes recommendations for government ministries, and workers’ and employers’ organizations.