Publications on child labour


  1. Age verification - Protection for unregistered children from child labour

    24 May 2016

    The focus of this research is on the role of age verification in eliminating child labour. The paper contrasts the duty and means to determine an individual’s age of States against those of private enterprises.

  2. Child labour manual: A resource for labour inspectors and officers in Pacific Island countries

    01 April 2016

    This manual has been developed primarily for the Ministries of Labour, but can also be used by other inspectorates and officers whose work overlaps into the area of child labour.

  3. Working children in the Republic of Tajikistan: The results of the child labour survey 2012-2013

    17 February 2016

    This publication is elaborated to access the prevalence of employment and child labour among children (aged 5-17) in the Republic of Tajikistan, the nature of work they carry out, the potential consequences of employment as measured by children’s health and schooling outcomes and the correlates of child employment and child labour. The data of this report come from the Child Labour Survey conducted by the Institute of Statistics of Tajikistan under the President of Tajikistan in 2012 in collaboration with ILO-IPEC.


  1. Reducing the worst forms of child labour in tobacco-growing communities in Brazil, Malawi and Zambia: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO and Japan Tobacco International (JTI) have forged a partnership to achieve greater impact and have, together, established the Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Supporting of Education (ARISE) programme. By addressing the identified social and economic factors that encourage small-scale tobacco farmers to employ children in dangerous work, the programme prevents and makes strides towards the elimination of child labour in supply chains.

  2. Eliminating the worst forms of child labour in Turkish seasonal harvesting: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The partnership between CAOBISCO and the ILO contributes to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture, in line with the Government’s strategy based on a National Time-Bound Policy for the elimination of WFCL by 2015.

  3. World Organization of the Scout Movement combats Child Labour: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The partnership connects the 40 million-strong Scout Movement with the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), with a particular focus on its Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and Media programme (SCREAM). SCREAM is an education and social mobilization initiative that empowers children and youth by equipping them with knowledge and skills to participate actively in the campaign against child labour and to work for social change.

  4. A protective environment for children in Côte d'Ivoire cocoa-growing communities: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Mars Inc. has teamed up with a range of partners in Côte d’Ivoire to help farmers produce better crops and increase their incomes; to help communities improve their living standards; and to fight child labour by making sure children go to school and are not trapped in child labour. Mars Inc.’s Vision for Change Programme (V4C) – an integral part of its Sustainable Cocoa Initiative (SCI) – can be seen as an innovative and holistic way to achieve and maintain sustainable cocoa production by addressing productivity and community issues together. V4C provides training, improved planting material and fertilizers to farmers. V4C also pursues community development work at the village level to ensure that farmers and their families address some of the social and economic challenges in their communities and directly benefit from the increased productivity that training and good agricultural material brings.

  5. Partnership to combat Child Labour in the chocolate and cocoa industry: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    This partnership in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire between the ILO and a number of companies in the chocolate and confectionery industry seeks to eliminate child labour and to ensure workforce continuity in cocoa growing farms by younger generations.

  6. Supporting the elimination of child labour in Malawi agriculture: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Following its commitment to ILO values demonstrated by ratification of various ILO Conventions, the Government of Malawi organised its first ever National Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture on 5-6 September 2012. The Conference was organized with technical support from the ILO and support and funding from the Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco Foundation (ECLT).

  7. Technical cooperation activities to Combat Child Labour in Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa, Brazil and Timor-Leste (CPLP): Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    In the framework of this programme, the Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) agreed with ILO Lisbon to fund technical cooperation activities to combat child labour in CPLP countries in 2010. Its contribution was used to cofinance other IPEC-related activities in those countries. The goal was to ensure greater coherence between national plans and social dialogue mechanisms to combat child labour and share good practices.