News on child labour
Meet the Project Manager: MAP16 project to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia
18 August 2022
Milica Djordjevic, ILO National Project Coordinator of the MAP16 project, funded by the US Department of Labor, explains what she does to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia. Child labour means that children are too young for their work or it is harmful for them. The ILO has been supporting governments for decades to address their child labour concerns, always tailoring interventions to local needs. In 2017, the ILO and its partners came out with a strategy which defines country priorities. In addition, the ILO conducted a national survey in 2021 which shows that 9.5% of children in Serbia are in child labour, mainly in agriculture. The ILO trained about 400 professionals (social workers, police, prosecutors and labour inspectors) to identify child labour situations. Checklists, tools and standards are at their disposal to tackle cases. The decree on hazardous child labour was adopted so that children in child labour or forced labour can receive immediate assistance.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
NERVO call for a world free from child labour and trafficking
29 July 2022
To coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and their last performance at Tomorrowland festival for 2022, superstar DJ duo NERVO raise their voices for action on child vulnerability, labour and trafficking.
Child labour and human trafficking
Top DJ duo NERVO debut song to raise awareness of child labour and human trafficking
26 July 2022
Ahead of World Day Against Human Trafficking, top-ranked female DJ duo NERVO have teamed up with the children’s charity Hopeland and the International Labour Organization to urge action on child vulnerability, child labour and human trafficking.
Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention
29 June 2022
Trade union capacity building
Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector
27 June 2022
The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.
Launch of the ITEF Platform: a private sector initiative supported by the ACCEL Africa project to strengthen the engagement and efforts in the fight against child labour and forced labour in Côte d’Ivoire.
25 June 2022
The ITEF platform aims to advocate with public authorities on the expectations of the private sector and contribute to the reporting system, particularly in the context of the ILO standards. The purpose is to position Côte d'Ivoire as a responsible sourcing destination by improving its long-term access to global markets.
ILO supports child labour e-learning programmes in Fijian schools
12 June 2022
A partnership of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations
Bringing education to the cotton fields of Pakistan
12 June 2022
In cotton-growing communities of Pakistan, many children were working in the fields because they were deprived of accessible schools. This is why the CLEAR Cotton project partnered with the local government and the NGO Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC) to set up education centres at their doorsteps.
A girl’s dream out of child labour
12 June 2022
In Burkina Faso, Latifatou dreamt of becoming a seamstress to escape poverty and child labour. Thanks to support from the CLEAR Cotton project, her dream is about to come true.
A parent change of mind about child labour
12 June 2022
David Sama took his son out of school to help him in the fields. But thanks to the CLEAR Cotton project, he understood the reasons why children should not work and became an advocate against child labour.