News on child labour
Mobile phones, digital training and financial education to address child labour in rural West Africa
17 April 2023
The power of technology is being harnessed in Mali to deliver free audio messages on child labour, including new content specifically relating to financial education, to address one of the major root causes of child labour: poverty. The financial education component aims to improve farmers’ knowledge of and increase their access to financial services.
ILO delivers training courses on combating child labour to the field staff of the FERRERO Farming Values Programme
13 April 2023
Training aims enhancing the knowledge and experience of the staff in combating child labour in the hazelnut supply chain.
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
Digital Technology: A Game Changer in the Fight Against Child Labour in Uganda's Agriculture Sector
30 March 2023
To support the design of financial services coupled with non-financial productive and welfare services in selected agricultural supply chains. The project integrates child-sensitive measures in financial services to reduce the risk of child labour within their operations and plays an active role in the fight against child labour.
Joint ILO-UNICEF report
Number of children without critical social protection increasing globally
01 March 2023
Multiple crises set to plunge more children into poverty creating an urgent need to scale-up social protection, new joint ILO-UNICEF report warns.
Director-General's mission to Côte d'Ivoire
ILO Director-General welcomes Côte d'Ivoire's action on social protection
27 February 2023
During his visit to Abidjan, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, stressed the need to promote decent work in the cocoa sector.
ILO/UNICEF to release report assessing levels of social protection for children
24 February 2023
Promotion of social dialogue
Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient
22 February 2023
Upholding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining is found to be a foundation for improving productivity and increasing number of workers joining trade unions that lead to the advanced protection of workers’ rights in palm oil sector.
Advancing decent work for social justice – a high-level event in Tashkent
21 February 2023
Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent hosted a high-level event with the participation of the representatives of the International Labour Organization (ILO), government, workers’ and employers’ organizations to touch basis on achievements, challenges and plans for improvement in ensuring decent work for social justice in Uzbekistan.
Regional knowledge sharing for partnerships on the elimination of child labour in supply chains
21 February 2023
The regional conference will promote the exchange of knowledge and facilitate the creation of partnership experiences Intra-African and through South-South cooperation.