III Global Conference on Child Labour - Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013

Towards a child labour-free world

The global number of child labourers has dropped from 246 million to 168 million over the last decade. But even the latest improved rate of decline is not enough to achieve the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 – agreed by the international community through the ILO.

The Third Global Conference on Child Labour – hosted by the Brazilian Government – provides an opportunity for governments, social partners and civil society to reflect on the progress made since the previous global conference was held in The Hague in 2010, and to discuss ways to step up global efforts against child labour – especially its worst forms.
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Red card to child labour

  1. Cher teams up with the ILO and holds up the Red Card to child labour

  • If we are serious about ending the scourge of child labour in the foreseeable future, we need a substantial stepping-up of efforts at all levels. There are 168 million good reasons to do so.”

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

Slideshow: The reality of child labour

From The Hague to Brasilia

  1. Background

    II Global Child Labour Conference, 2010 - The Hague

    More than 450 delegates from 80 countries agreed on a Roadmap aimed at “substantially increasing” global efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

Making an impact

  1. Case stories from Bolivia, Mali, Uganda and Indonesia

    Combating child labour through education