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  1. Partnerships to end child labour in India

    29 July 2013

    While child labour has not yet been eliminated in India, the Government of India and the ILO have been working together in partnership at national, state and district level to remove the remaining obstacles. Good practices developed through the years, such as improved access to income generation for parents, vocational training programs for older children and preparatory classes for children waiting to enter state schools are converging. This film and the IPEC project it examines, through the support of the United States Department of Labor, hears from children and their parents who have benefited from the convergence of these good practices. By following a cohesive, systematic approach the elimination of child labour can become a reality.

  2. ILO SCORE India : Any mantra for SMEs to improve long term competitiveness?

    28 June 2013

  3. ILO SCORE India : Any mantra for SMEs to improve long term competitiveness?

    27 June 2013

    Meeting quality and productivity standards is a priority for suppliers. But does it really makes sense for the SMEs to improve working conditions and meet the social standards?

  4. Tackling Bonded Labour in Tamil Nadu

    03 May 2013

    In India's Tamil Nadu state, thousands of people desperate for money are offered advance payments to work in the region's many brick kilns. While this system has worked well enough in the past for both employers and workers, many workers run the risk of "debt bondage" because they cannot leave the worksite until they repay the advance in full. But the situation is changing now, by ILO working with government and employers, and showing workers how they can take more control of their own lives.

  5. ILO says a policy for domestic workers in India is ''a matter of urgency''

    31 March 2013

    Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million.

  6. ILO SCORE India : Helps SMEs become Productive and Competitive (in Hindi)

    19 February 2013

  7. Jobs crisis must be at centre of World Economic Forum discussion, says ILO

    25 January 2013

    New ILO figures show global unemployment is rising again and another 5 million are expected to be unemployed in 2013. The ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder told Indian broadcaster NDTV that policymakers and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos should question the idea that an economic recovery is underway.

  8. Increases in child labour over past four years a worrying trend, says ILO

    04 January 2013

    Euronews reports on efforts to tackle child labour in Benin and India. Recent increases in child labour in Africa are a major concern, and despite progress in addressing child labour in South Asia, it remains the area with the greatest concentration of child labour globally. With 215 million child labourers worldwide and over half in the worst forms of child labour, ILO expert Patrick Quinn says we need to make more progress to get all children out of work and into school.


  1. INDIA: ILO SCORE Programme For SMEs

    20 December 2012

  2. INDIA: ILO SCORE Programme for SMEs

    19 December 2012

    This video presents the stories of a few SMEs in India who following SCORE trainings have been able to reduce the costs of doing business, boost competitiveness and most importantly enhance their market reputation by improving the social and environmental impact of their operations.

  3. India: Out of the Repair Shop and In to School

    10 April 2012

    When you think of what trade unions do, rescuing children from illegal child labour is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But in India's Tamil Nadu State, six trade unions have come together to eradicate child labour, especially in its most hazardous forms. In the district of Erode, nearly a hundred children have been removed from auto and motorcycle repair shop work and are now back in school.

  4. Fighting Child Labour in India's Carpet Industry

    10 April 2012

    Eradicating child labour is difficult, but some employers in India are finding a way. And along the way to eliminating child labour, employers are also discovering that it makes good business sense as well.


  1. ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work: Views of Mr Sanjay Mahadeo Ambre, of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF)

    07 October 2011

  2. Informal Economy: India

    14 June 2011

  3. Social Justice: Ms Nalini Nayak, Self Employment Women Association (SEWA)

    14 June 2011


  1. Social Protection in India

    20 August 2010

    ILO TV interviews Sudha Pillai, Secretary of the Planning Commission of India and former Secretary of Labour and Employment. Ms Pillai is member of a global panel to promote social protection, which met for the first time on 11 and 12 of August in Geneva at the ILO.

  2. India: Ending the Stigma of HIV/AIDS for Construction Workers

    17 June 2010

    In India, construction is one of the fastest growing sectors engaging a large number of migrant workers from across the country. With little knowledge about HIV, and culturally and socially isolated in India’s big cities, migrant workers are especially vulnerable to HIV infection. Informal workers, including migrant workers, make up 93 per cent of India’s 400 million-plus workforce. How to tackle discrimination towards workers with HIV and help prevent the spread of HIV have become a national priority, with the adoption of a national policy on HIV/AIDS and the world of work.

  3. India: Fighting Child Labour with School Lunches

    11 June 2010

    In the past 10 years, more than 30 million children have been taken out of child labour. But according to the ILO's Global Report, today an estimated 215 million children are still working, on the streets, in farm fields, in some of the worst and most hazardous forms of work. Integrated national policies to protect children, get them out of work and into school have made an impact, moving the international community closer to its goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016. One way forward can be found in India, and the world's largest school lunch program.


  1. India: Puppets Versus Child Labour

    28 September 2009

    The art of puppetry has a profound place in India’s deep tradition of storytelling. For centuries, puppets have not only been used to entertain, but to educate, inspire, and even heal the sick and the disabled. Now this ancient Indian art form is being used in a new way, to fight the plague of child labour in India.

  2. India: Finding a Voice in the Silk Industry

    28 September 2009

    When families have no source of immediate income, often the only answer the families seem to have is sending their children to work. And just as the parents themselves were sent to work when they were young, the plague of child labour passes on from one generation to another. But in India’s silk industry, now it is the mothers who are breaking the cycle of child labour. At the same time, thanks to a remarkably successful initiative, the mothers of the silk industry are finding their own voices; in their families, in their communities, and in changing society for the better.