Publications on child labour


  1. Protecting children in the world of work

    01 March 1997

    Labour Education 1997/3 No. 108: The ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities, in producing this edition devoted to the issue of child labour on the eve of the Oslo Conference, pronounces its pledge to join forces with all partners openly or silently engaged in bringing a prompt end to child exploitation in its worst forms and harnessing all assets to arrest the process and rehabilitate the children who have fallen victims.

  2. Combating the most intolerable forms of child labour: A global challenge. Amsterdam child labour conference report, 26 to 27 February 1997

    01 February 1997

    Organised by the Netherlands Government in close collaboration with the ILO. Ministers from twenty countries (two-thirds of whom were from developing countries), other government representatives from thirteen countries, representatives of employers' organizations and trade unions, representatives of international organizations and NGOs, and representatives of working children's organizations were present.

  3. Child Labour Situation in Nepal 1997

    01 January 1997

    The Child Labour Situation in Nepal study was carried out in 1996 as a sub-set of the 1996 Study on Employment Situation in Nepal. The main objective of this study is to find out level, pattern, and differentials in child labour in Nepal. This study is based on the economic explanation of child labour. Estimates of child labour is primarily based on their participation in economic activities in both absolute as well as relative terms

  4. Children at work: Health and safety risks

    01 January 1997

    This publication provides information on hazardous occupations so that priorities can be set by the legislators, policy-makers and authorities at national, municipal and community levels, including traditional leaders. The main feature of this publication is to propose a strategy from a health perspective to address the problem of child labour. It identifies a possible model which may be of interest to a broad audience.


  1. Child labour: Targeting the intolerable - Global Report on Child Labour 1996

    15 October 1996

    ILC 86th Session 1998 - Report VI (1) - Global Report on Child Labour Drawing on the experience of the ILO, including its International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour, this report surveys international and national law and practice and points the way towards effective action through new international standards. Includes a list of ratifications by country of relevant ILO Conventions on minimum age and forced labour (as at 15 August 1996).

  2. Implementation Report 1994-1997: ILO-IPEC highlights of 1996-97 and guidelines for future action

    14 October 1996

    Reports on activities of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) from 1994 to 1997. Includes an overview of the ILO-IPEC stragegy on action against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.