Number of children without critical social protection increasing globally – ILO and UNICEF
Multiple crises set to plunge more children into poverty creating an urgent need to scale-up social protection, new report warns.
Our impact, their voices
The mica dust made me sick, I’m glad to be back at school
When Suman Kumari was 13 her father became ill and the family fell into debt. When COVID-19 hit and with creditors at the door, she joined her mother at her workplace processing mica, a mineral dust used in cosmetics, paints and electronics. An ILO project has helped her return to school.
From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future
Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?
Global Estimates of Child Labour
Understanding child labour statistics
While the percentage of children in child labour has remained unchanged over the four year period, the absolute number has increased by over 8 million.
Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour
The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.
Mobile phones, digital training and financial education to address child labour in rural West Africa
17 April 2023
ILO delivers training courses on combating child labour to the field staff of the FERRERO Farming Values Programme
13 April 2023
The 8.7 Accelerator Lab joins the COTECCO project to reinforce the impact of the Private Sector Working Groups in two key mining provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo
31 March 2023
AUC-ILO Africa Forum on Child Labour “Harnessing Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to address Child Labour”
26 April 2023
The main objective of the event is to support the implementation of the African Union’s “Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery”.
ACCEL Africa Regional Conference: Knowledge Sharing for Partnerships on the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains
22 - 24 February 2023
Press conference presents results of a study on Child Labour
20 December 2022
The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) holds a press conference to bring attention to the issue of child labour in Mongolia and shares the findings of a recently published qualitative study on the issue.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation
19 May 2023
The partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) is anchored in social justice, particularly Decent Work, and promotes tripartite dialogue along with South- South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). For more information about CPLP – ILO cooperation, refer to the South-South Meeting Point platform, which provides the latest updates and relevant documents on this partnership.
Model questionnaire for child labour modular surveys
07 March 2023
eLearning tools on child labour
The eLearning tools are designed to help to better understand what child labour is and the key role ILO stakeholders can play.
A mobile application against child labour
Eliminating and preventing child labour: Checkpoints for Companies
This app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a child labour-free operation. There are 18 checkpoints in total, divided into six categories. Each checkpoint provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.