Message from Ms Yoko Oginome, a Japanese singer participating in the ILO’s ArtWorks/ Music Against Child Labour Initiative

News | 31 March 2022

In support of the  “Music Against Child Labour” Initiative, singer Ms. Yoko Oginome has written a song and dedicated it to the ILO’s fight against child labour. Before her music video is released, she talks in this making video about her thoughts on child labour and the song 'Jewels - a song of love', for which she wrote both the lyrics and music.

Message from Ms. Yoko Oginome -

I am Yoko Oginome and I have joined  the ILO's campaign against Child Labour.

I have always thought that I knew a little about child labour, but this is a great opportunity for me to learn more about it.

There are many children in the world who are in very difficult situations, who wish to go to school but cannot. I hope that through music, as many people as possible could know about this.

I wrote this song titled ’ Jewels - a song of love’ this time based on my belief that  every one of us has jewels in our heart from the very beginning. The jewels are also the love we receive from others.  I made this song with this in mind.  I also hope to keep you up-to-date on the progress of my music video production.