News on child labour


  1. Press release

    Jordan Launches Second Phase of 'WAEI' Campaign Promoting Labour Rights and Inclusivity in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The new phase emphasizes the labour rights of workers with disabilities, their employment conditions, child labour, and workers’ rights during probation periods.

  2. Presentation

    Risk of child labour in microfinance: findings from the ILO and 60 Decibels

    10 August 2023

    Approximately 160 million children worldwide (almost 1 in 10) are in child labour. The ILO deploys a range of tools and approaches to combat this scourge, including access to finance. The logic is that, if parents have access to enterprise training and appropriate financial services, they can increase household income and manage risks more effectively, and perhaps not have to resort to child labour. But, in some circumstances, access to finance can have the opposite effect, and actually create a demand for child labour. Research by the ILO's Social Finance Programme and 60Decibels yielded interesting findings about the impact and risk of child labour in microfinance.

  3. Press release

    World Day Against Child Labour 2023 - National Walk Against Child Labour in Nigeria

    28 July 2023

    The walk was led by the Permanent Secretary of the FML&E Daju Kachollom, Vanessa Phala the Country Director of the ILO, and members of the children's parliament, adding the voices of the young to the campaign against child labour.

  4. News

    Tackling child labour in Africa through national capacity building

    21 July 2023

    The ILO and the African Union Commission (AUC) partnered to empower African countries in the collection, processing, and analysis of child labour statistics.

  5. News

    Strengthening Africa's capacity to tackle child labour and domestic work through data analysis

    10 July 2023

    The ILO and the African Union Commission (AUC) are partnering to empower African countries in collecting, processing, and analysing child labour data and domestic work statistics.

  6. Article

    ACCEL Africa Paves the Way for Change in Cote d'Ivoire's Cocoa and Gold Mining Value Chains

    27 June 2023

    The ACCEL Africa project recently concluded its capitalization workshop, marking an important milestone in its goal to accelerate action or elimination of child labour in the cocoa and artisanal gold mining value chains in Côte d'Ivoire.

  7. News

    Brazil and the ILO sign new South-South Partnership programme to promote social justice in the global South

    20 June 2023

    The launch of this new South-South Cooperation Programme brought together representatives of the ILO, the Brazilian Government and workers’ and employers’ organizations in Geneva.

  8. Commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour

    Timor-Leste develops various programmes to reach a future without child labour

    16 June 2023

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDCAL), the Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO and UNICEF, take actions to eradicate child labour in the country.

  9. © ILO/Crozet M. 2023

    Labour Standards

    Australia ratifies Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment at work and Convention No. 138 on Minimum Age

    14 June 2023

    Australia has now ratified ten of the eleven fundamental instruments

  10. Commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour

    ILO & UNICEF call for urgent measures to stop the worst forms of child labour

    12 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have renewed their call for the prioritization of social safety nets and provision of quality social services to help protect children against the worst forms of child labour in Timor-Leste.