1. 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”.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 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.


  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


  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.

  3. Round table with Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries –CPLP

    8 June 2006

    Round table discussion on the Ministerial Declaration and Plan of Action against child labour of the Community of Portuguese speaking countries

  4. Africa Cup of Nations

    1 June 2006

    An ILO campaign to fight child labour; calling for the progressive elimination of child labour and its worst, most hazardous forms as an urgent priority

  5. Video Theatre Reportage on Child Labour

    8 May 2006

    The “Video Theatre Reportage” project was coordinated by the Ippocampo Theatre Association...

  6. Child to Child Solidarity Concert

    16 April 2006

    A partnership initiative with the 14th Suzuki Method World Convention.


  1. Youth Mobilization

    21 November 2005

    WDACL will be recognized both in Geneva and in concerned countries worldwide on and around the 12th of June. The ILO launched the WDACL and the "12 to 12 Partnership Initiative" to bring attention to the problem and to give impetus to the global movement to eradicate it.

  2. Call to Action

    21 November 2005

    WDACL this year is not just a one-day event, but instead, the launching of a time-bound campaign to eliminate child labour in mining. The ILO is making a major push to mobilize a broad coalition of partners that will work to see the eradication of child labour in mining.

  3. Switzerland vs France at the Geneva Stadium

    21 November 2005

    A new edition of Red Card Campaign against child labour will be launched on the occasion of the Football match Switzerland vs France at the Geneva Stadium on 20 August 03, with the support of the Swiss Football Association and the French Federation of football.

  4. Red Card to Child Labour

    17 - 24 November 2005

    In several sporting disciplines, but especially in football, the red card sanctions faults which are liable to exclusion from the field. In 2002, the ILO and IPEC decided to use the symbol of the red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour.

  5. SCREAM – Stop Child Labour - Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and Media

    17 - 28 November 2005

    SCREAM is an education and social mobilization initiative, to help educators worldwide promote understanding and awareness of child labour among young people

  6. World day against child labour 2005

    17 - 22 November 2005

    This year World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) called our attention to a form of work that is dangerous to children in every way; child labour in quarrying and mining. It is physically dangerous because of the heavy and awkward loads, the strenuousness of the work, the unstable underground structures, the tools, the toxic chemicals, and the exposure to sun and water.

  7. World day against child labour 2005

    12 June 2005

    The World Day Against Child Labour 2005 focused on one of the most hazardous forms of child labour: children who work in mines and quarries. The World Day Against Child Labour was recognized in countries around the world on 12th June (and on 10th June at ILO Headquarters in Geneva).awareness of child labour among young people. SCREAM stands for Supporting Children's Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media, but also reflects the silent suffering of working children and the need to give them a voice.