Events

2011

  1. World Day Against Child Labour in Lao PDR

    12 June 2011

    The meeting was opened by Mr. Bounkhong Lasoukan, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. He started his speech by informing the audience about the WDACL is an important event of the world aiming at raising awareness to combat child labour, especially the worst forms of child labour.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour 2011 in East and Southeast Asia

    12 June 2011

    12 June is observed globally as World Day against Child Labour. The theme this year is children in hazardous work. Many events are held throughout the world, including in East and Southeast Asia

  3. Child solidarity event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    School children from local schools will participate in a child solidarity event, along with civic leaders from the City and the Canton of Geneva, and other invited guests.

  4. ILC Side Event to mark the World Day 2011 and the launch of a new ILO report on hazardous work

    10 June 2011

    This meeting is to mark the World Day Against Child Labour 2011 and to launch a new ILO report on hazardous work "Children in hazardous work: What we know, what we need to do".

  5. World Day Against Child Labour 2011

    10 - 12 June 2011

    The 2011 World Day Against Child Labour will provide a global spotlight on hazardous child labour, and call for urgent action to tackle the problem.

  6. School play “Another Side of Life” to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    School children from the Collège du Léman will be performing a play on child labour - "Another Side of Life."

  7. World Day Against Child Labour in Cambodia

    26 May 2011

    An unprecedented and resounding success, garnering wide media attention on Child Labour and attracting a host of new partners and stakeholders onto the issue of child labour.

  8. On line event on Children in hazardous work

    24 May 2011

    Tuesday 24 May 2011 - This 60 minute webinar is convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office in the lead up to the annual World Day against Child Labour (June 12).

  9. Training course on child labour in agriculture: "Harvesting a future without child labour: Eliminating harmful practices in agriculture" - 9-13 May 2011, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

    9 - 13 May 2011

    This one-week course takes a broad view in looking at child labour in agriculture with an emphasis on the policy options to eliminate child labour in agriculture and promote safer and more sustainable production processes. Teaching languages English / French. For further information, contact: ils-fpr@itcilo.org

2010

  1. Side Event "Combating child labour through South-South Cooperation - IPEC’s experiences and prospects for future development"

    24 November 2010

    The “Global South-South Development Expo 2010” will take place in Geneva from 22 to 26 November 2010. It is organized by the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, a division directed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The International Labour Office has the privilege to host The Expo 2010 and welcomes various partner countries and organizations to showcase and exchange successful South-South development solutions. Solution forums include social protection and decent work, food security, climate change and environment, HIV/AIDS, global health, and education.

  2. International Conference on "Children on the Move"

    5 - 7 October 2010

    Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. Yet, in debates on both child protection and migration, children who move are largely invisible. As a result, policy responses to support these vulnerable children are fragmented and inconsistent.

  3. Jobs for conflict-affected children – a key strategy to prevent recruitment by armed forces and groups and ensure sustainable reintegration of former child soldiers

    27 September 2010

    The third Ministerial Follow-Up Forum to the Paris Commitments and Paris Principles on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups is co-hosted by UNICEF, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, and France. It is organized in collaboration with the Paris Principles Steering Group of which ILO is a member.

  4. Tackling child labour – A key to progress on the Millennium Development Goals

    21 September 2010

    This event, organised by the Global Task Force on Child Labour and Education for All and the government of the Netherlands, considers how tackling child labour can contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

  5. World Day Against Child Labour 2010

    11 June 2010

    World Day 2010 events will be held in more than 60 countries. Events around the world will involve governments, employers and workers, other UN organizations and non-governmental organizations, high level panels, media events, awareness raising campaigns, cultural performances and other public events. In keeping with the theme for the Day, many events will have a football focus. In Geneva, in addition to events in the International Labour Conference, on June 11 between 14.00-14.45 hundreds of local school children will be joined by the Mayor of Geneva, Ms Sandrine Salerno, Mr. Charles Beer, Conseiller d’Etat, ILO officials and visiting Conference delegates to participate in a “Children’s solidarity event” at the Place des Nations. This event is organized by “Le Respect, ça change la Vie” community association, in cooperation with the ILO. Children and local civic leaders will gather around a football goal to “go for the goal against child labour” and show the “Red card against child labour”.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

2009

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

2007

  1. Breaking the cycle of violence against girls: Panel Discussion

    28 February 2007

    Breaking the Cycle of Violence against girls: From Child Labour to Education Panel Discussion