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, smithb@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 ipec@ilo.org.

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

News and events

  1. Meeting document

    Minutes of the 7th Child Labour Platform Meeting, 17-18 October 2016

    08 February 2017

  2. News

    Child Labour Platform Bulletin - December 2016

    07 February 2017

  3. Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    Forum on Tackling child labour in supply chains

    The Child Labour Platform, a business-led forum for exchange and action to tackle child labour in supply chains, will hold a meeting on 17-18 October, in Geneva.

Resources

  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. 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.

  4. Mobile app

    Eliminating and Preventing Forced Labour

    This mobile app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a forced labour-free operation. There are 38 checkpoints in total – each one provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.

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