News on child labour
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.
Employers’ and workers’ organizations of the palm oil sector join forces to promote bipartite cooperation through social dialogues
16 February 2023
The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Network for Palm Oil (JAPBUSI) sign a Joint Declaration to address decent work deficits in the sector, promote labour compliance and enhance the image of Indonesia’s palm oil industry for sustainability.
Due Diligence training to eliminate child labour in Uganda
27 January 2023
Through the training, participants were able to reflect on the specific challenges that they face and learned how to use different practical tools to implement in practice the different steps in a child labour due diligence process by which companies identify, prevent, manage and account for the negative impact occurring in their operations or value chains.
From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future
18 January 2023
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?