News and events


  1. Press release

    International Labour Organization (ILO) and Malawi Congress of Trade Unions partner for trade union action to accelerate the elimination of child labour

    02 December 2021

    “As MCTU, we look forward to leveraging this partnership to further enhance our ongoing efforts to build the capacity of our affiliated trade unions, especially those representing workers in the formal and informal sectors, as well as smallholder trusts, associations, and cooperatives, in the targeted tea and coffee-growing communities to identify and address child labour and its root causes,” MCTU Secretary General Mr. Madalitso Njolomole.

  2. Press release

    The ILO and China reaffirm the strategic South-South Cooperation partnership in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    01 December 2021

  3. News

    MOPAN assessment finds ILO’s strategic framework creates a positive trajectory

    01 December 2021

  4. Publication

    China-ILO Cooperation

    30 November 2021

  5. Press release

    ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  6. Press release

    International Labour Organization and Singapore's Mininstry of Manpower renew cooperation agreement

    23 November 2021

    Joint labour-related activities to support governments, employers and workers throughout the ASEAN region

  7. Article

    ILO collaborates with NASCENT Research and Development Organisation to implement direct interventions to eliminate child labour within communities in Uganda

    28 October 2021

    The program of action will support children aged 14-17 years in vocational training and provide post-training support and transition from school to work, as well as referral of children to the formal education system.

  8. Press release

    Agence Française de Développement Group and the ILO join hands to provide access to inclusive insurance for the most vulnerable

    27 October 2021

    Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and its subsidiary Proparco have recently signed two new projects in partnership with the ILO, which is recognized for its expertise in inclusive insurance.

  9. SDG target 8.7

    The United Nations system supports Côte d'Ivoire in its strategic planning of priority actions to combat child labour.

    20 October 2021

    The challenge for the Government is to achieve a real synergy of action between all actors, both public and private, technical and financial partners and civil society organisations, at both central and decentralised levels

  10. Article

    More women in leadership for a sustainable garment and textile industry in Ethiopia.

    18 October 2021

    The ILO Siraye programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialization has launched a leadership development intervention on March 2021 as part of its women empowerment objective.