ILO-IPEC's strategies and priorities for addressing child labour and its resource needs

ILO-IPEC works for a world free from child labour, with accelerated action against its worst forms.

Guided by the ILO Convention Nos. 138 and 182, the ILO's constitutional instruments, including the 1998 and 2008 Declarations and the ILO Global Action Plan, incorporated The Hague Roadmap, 2010, and the Brasilia Declaration, 2013;

In reference to Article 8 of Convention No. 182 that requires Members to take appropriate steps to assist one another in giving effect to the provisions of the Convention through enhanced international cooperation and/or assistance including support for social and economic development, poverty eradication programmes and universal education;

In light of the recently published Global estimates and trends on child labour report shows that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million;

And in order to maintain its position as a global leader in the fight against child labour, and not only to pursue the work done but also sustain and accelerate it, the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) has prepared the document: "ILO-IPEC's strategies and priorities for addressing child labour and its resource needs". The document will guide its work and actions in the forthcoming years, from the Global Conference on Child Labour in Brazil (2013) to the forthcoming Global Conference in Argentina (2017).