Child Labour Platform (CLP)

In April 2012, the Child Labour Platform (CLP) was transferred to the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), co-chairs of the UN Global Compact Labour Working Group.

The CLP aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the ILO Conventions in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.

Detailed Terms of Reference of the Child Labour Platform (CLP)  can be seen here. For more information, please contact IPEC’s Senior Officer for CSR, Benjamin Smith,

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Get Involved!

New businesses and relevant organizations are welcomed onto the Child Labour Platform (CLP) on an ongoing basis. All participants are encouraged to consult the outcome documents of previous meetings and events to be found on our "Highlights" section.

  • Do your organisation’s values target raising labour standards in the supply chain?
  • Is your organization ready for open knowledge exchange on strategies to reduce child labour in supply chains?
  • Is your organization committed to developing practical and feasible approaches to tackle child labour in its supply chain?

YES? Complete the CLP’s Membership Form and return it to

If you have any questions about your organisation’s membership of the Child Labour Platform (CLP), please contact Benjamin Smith,

News and events

  1. News

    G20 Summit and Ministerial Declaration

    04 August 2017

  2. News

    ILO Roadmap on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    03 August 2017

  3. Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    Forum on Tackling child labour in supply chains

    The Child Labour Platform will hold the Annual Meeting on 5-6th October 2017 in Geneva.


  1. Research

    Age verification - Protection for unregistered children from child labour

    The focus of this research is on the role of age verification in eliminating child labour. The paper contrasts the duty and means to determine an individual’s age of States against those of private enterprises.

  2. Guidelines

    How to do business with respect for children’s right to be free from child labour: ILO-IOE child labour guidance tool for business

    This Guidelines aims to improve global supply chain governance, due diligence and remediation processes to advance the progressive elimination of child labour.

  3. Brief

    Child labour in cotton - A briefing

    As is common in the production of many cash crops heavily demanding of labour, child labour can be a significant problem for cotton production. Child labour in cotton production is characterized by under age seasonal harvest work, forced labour, trafficked labour, and a high number of incidences of children working in hazardous conditions in activities such as pesticide application and the use of dangerous machinery.

  4. Report

    Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane

    This report provides an overview of key decent work deficits in the primary production of sugarcane, with a major focus on child labour.

  5. Compendium

    Compendium of hazardous child labour lists and related legislation for selected countries

    This compendium focuses on a selection of countries that are among the world’s largest suppliers of cotton, coffee, tea, tobacco, sugar, cocoa and garments.

  6. Mobile app

    Eliminating and Preventing Child Labour

    This mobile app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a child labour-free operation. There are 18 checkpoints in total – each one provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.

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