Publications on child labour


  1. Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

  2. Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work in Myanmar

    25 October 2019

    Rapid Assessment on Child Domestic Work in Myanmar

  3. IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme Implementation

    10 April 2019

  4. World Day Against Child Labour 2019 Brochure

    20 February 2019


  1. Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes

    10 December 2018

    The latest Global Estimates indicate that 152 million children — 64 million girls and 88 million boys — are in child labour globally, accounting for almost one in 10 of all children worldwide. How can the world community get firmly on track toward eliminating child labour? The International Labour Organization report Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes points the way with policy approaches and responses.

  2. Assessment of the effects of annual drought and floods on child labour (hazardous and non-hazardous) and child welfare in Sri Lanka

    30 November 2018

    The study focuses on issues relating to current natural disasters in the context of Sri Lanka, its impact on children and their families, specifically on children’s loss of welfare, schooling, their vulnerabilities to child labour and prevailing child labour in the selected districts.

  3. Child Labour Platform Brochure

    17 August 2018

  4. Child labour in herding in rural areas of Swaziland

    15 August 2018

  5. Meta-analysis of evaluations on ILO child labour programmes and projects in Africa 2009-2014

    03 July 2018

    The main purpose of this analysis is to contribute to organisational learning and to provide guidance to ILO constituents and relevant stakeholders through analysis of lessons learned and good practices, trends in effectiveness, relevance and outcomes, and factors influencing success.

  6. Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour

    12 June 2018

    This report brings together and assesses new research on hazardous child labour, following the ILO’s last report on this subject in 2011. The report demonstrates that we have extensive experience and an ample evidence base to assist us in tackling hazardous child labour.