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 Katherine Torres, torresk@ilo.org

Learn more about the Project.

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.

So…
  • 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 clp@ilo.org.

If you have any questions about your organisation’s membership of the Child Labour Platform (CLP), please contact Katherine Torres, torresk@ilo.org.

News and events

  1. 2021 Annual Meeting of the Child Labour Platform

    Pledges on Child Labour in Supply Chains: what difference have they made?

    21 October 2021

    Join us for the 2021 Edition of the ILO Child Labour Platform Annual Meeting and hear from Pledgemakers focusing their efforts on supply chains discuss what progress has been made so far in the framework of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  2. Side event of the OECD Garment Forum

    Preventing and Remediating Child Labour in the Garment Supply Chain

    2 February 2021

    COVID-19 may reverse years of progress against child labour, including in the garment industry and supply chain. To support effective due diligence against child labour in the industry, the ILO’s Child Labour Platform (CLP), the Centre for Child Rights and Business, and industry partners will launch the report "Supplier Guidance on Child Labour for the Garment Industry". Join us at a special side event of the OECD Garment Forum to receive an advance copy of this state of the art tool and learn how it can help to identify, prevent and remediate child labour and protect young workers from occupational health and safety risks.
    When: 2 February 2021, 11:30-12:30 - Register now!

  3. International Conference

    Taking next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 - 28 January 2020

    The Dutch Government is convening this conference together with ILO and the Global March against Child Labour. Companies will meet with governments, CSOs and employers’ and workers’ organizations to share best practices, discuss challenges and lessons learned for better due diligence and policy to bring child labour in supply chains to an end.

Resources

  1. Brochure

    Child labour in mining and global supply chains

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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