News on child labour


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    Mine accident in Colombia

    17 July 2002

    An estimated 180 million children worldwide are trapped in some of the worst forms of child labour. An accident at a Colombian gold mine focused attention on the plight of small children forced to work for a living in hazardous conditions. This report from ILO TV.

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    Global Report on Child Labour

    10 May 2002

    A report from the International Labour Organization reveals that the worst forms of child labour are much more widespread than was previously thought. Some 180 million youngsters are performing hazardous work. They may be victims of traffickers or be forced to work in the sex trade or recruited as child soldiers, as ILO TV now reports.

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    A Future without Child Labour (trailer)

    01 May 2002

    Will child labour ever be eliminated? The ILO follows the lives of two child labourers a boy producing surgical instruments in Pakistan and a girl working on Kenyan farms to find out. While the elimination of child labour in the manufacturing sector seems possible, in sub Saharan Africa, AIDS has become an enormous threat to this effort. Full-length duration: 26 minutes.

  4. Press release

    ILO and Inter-Parliamentary Union in campaign against worst forms of child labour

    14 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Morocco's Princess Lalla Meriem will officially open on 20 March the first meeting of a special panel of delegates from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and International Labour Organization (ILO) experts charged with helping mobilize international political will to eliminate the worst forms of child labour.

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    Working street children in Greece

    14 February 2002

    The trafficking of children from country to country is seen as one of the worst forms of child labour, according to the International Labour Organization. As ILO TV now reports from Greece, youngsters often end up working and living on the streets, but the reasons behind the phenomenon - and the children’s legal situation - are complex.

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    Romanian street children

    06 February 2002

    Beneath the streets of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, live hundreds of children who barely survive through begging, working on the streets or prostitution. The International Labour Organization is funding efforts to get them off the streets and back with their families, as ILO TV now reports.

  7. Press release

    ILO waves "red card" at child labour

    15 January 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch its "Red Card to Child Labour" campaign this week to coincide with the start of the 2002 African Cup of Nations that begins Saturday (Jan. 19) in Bamako, Mali.


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    14 December 2001

    Beneath the palace-lined streets of St. Petersburg, live 16,000 children and their numbers are growing. Working street children are a new phenomenon in Russia brought on by the collapse of the Soviet system of support. They are only now learning how to cope.

  2. Press release

    Agreement to end child labour on cocoa farms

    01 October 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) today welcomed the agreement between two members of the U.S. Congress and representatives of the world chocolate industry to eliminate child slavery on West African cocoa plantations and end the worst forms of child labour in the global cocoa-chocolate sector.

  3. Press release

    ILO launches new "time-bound" programmes against worst forms of child labour

    12 June 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a bold new initiative on Tuesday, 12 June aimed at greatly accelerating the removal of millions of children from the most abusive forms of child labour.