Ghana: Resources

2021

  1. Press release

    AU, ILO and UNICEF mark the World Day against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    The African Union, ILO and UNICEF organized a virtual Continental event to mark the World Day against Child Labour. The event brought together key actors, to discuss strategies to address child labour, taking a holistic and systemic approach based on the 2020 Global Estimates on Child Labour and related recommendations, which had been launched by the ILO and UNICEF on 10 June.

  2. #EndChildLabour2021

    Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    Join us for a regional virtual event to commemorate the World Day against Child Labour.

2020

  1. World Day Against Child Labour

    Message from ILO Regional Office for Africa to mark the World Day against Child Labour 12 June 2020

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children. The ILO is also expediting action to strengthen the capacity of government, including labour inspection and law enforcement, as well as organizations of workers and employers.

  2. Statement

    COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children.

2019

  1. Reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Child labour in mining and global supply chains

    23 September 2019

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant: ASM accounts for about 20 per cent of global gold supply, 80 per cent of global sapphire supply and 20 per cent of global diamond supply, 26 per cent of global tantalum production and 25 per cent of tin. It is also a major source of employment: some 40 million people work in ASM — a number that has doubled in recent years — as compared with 7 million in industrial mining.

  2. Reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Convening actors to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.

  3. Blog

    Dreams of Gold

    12 June 2019

    Creating a virtual reality film of child gold miners in Ghana exposed cameraman Damien Riunaud to the realities of this brutal, dangerous work, and the importance of the ILO’s campaign to end it.

  4. Notre impact, leur histoire

    Sortir des mines pour aller à l’école

    12 June 2019

    Un projet de l’OIT en faveur des communautés vivant des mines artisanales au Ghana contribue à réduire le travail des enfants et permet à des enfants vulnérables d’aller à l’école.

  5. Nuestro impacto, sus historias

    De las minas a la escuela

    12 June 2019

    En Ghana, un proyecto de la OIT dirigido a las comunidades que viven de la minería artesanal contribuye a reducir el trabajo infantil y permite crear nuevas oportunidades de educación de los niños vulnerables.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Out of the mines and into school

    12 June 2019

    An ILO project in Ghana’s artisanal mining communities is helping to reduce child labour and open up opportunities for education for vulnerable children.