Publications on child labour
COVID-19 impact on child labour and forced labour: The response of the IPEC+ Flagship Programme
20 May 2020
What is the real impact of COVID-19 on child labour and forced labour? How the ILO has repurposed its resources and operations to mitigate the devastating effects of the pandemic? How the international community can contribute to this effort?
Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement project: MAP16
04 May 2020
A legal review of national laws and regulations related to child labour in Myanmar in light of international laws and standards
12 March 2020
This study seeks to assess whether the existing national legislation is comprehensive enough to address child labour issues in Myanmar, with a special attention to the worst forms of child labour.
Third party monitoring of child labour and forced labour during the 2019 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan
05 February 2020
Pre-situational analysis report on child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale mining communities in the Philippines
30 January 2020
The study revolved around three interrelated points, namely: (a) key points of analysis – general and area specific; (b) recommendations to address child labour issues and concerns; and (c) recommendations to improve working conditions in artisanal small-scale mining (ASGM) communities in the municipalities of Labo and Paracale, Camarines Norte and T’boli Municipality, South Cotabato.
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining baseline report: Camarines Norte and South Cotabato
20 January 2020
The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) baseline profile report aims to assess the current environmental, social and economic conditions in ASGM in the Philippines. The study covers three mining municipalities, including Labo and Paracale in Camarines Norte and T’boli in South Cotabato.
Assessment of vulnerable youth economic integration opportunities in Myanmar
16 January 2020
This study was commissioned by the ILO’s MyPEC project in Myanmar to support the implementation of the National Action Plan on Child Labour (the NAP) in Myanmar. Economic empowerment of youth is a key strategy towards elimination of child labour in Myanmar. First of all, the prospects of entering decent employment or self-employment is a core motivational factor for children and families to pursue the long-term goal of education over the short-term goal of increased income through child labour, especially where resources are scarce and pursuing the long-term goal may mean immediate term sacrifices. If the prospects of economic empowerment/decent work at the end of one’s education are slim, children are more likely to drop out of school early and enter into child labour.
Incorporating child labour, poor working conditions and other labour issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in local development programmes: A pilot study in Labo, Camarines Norte
10 December 2019
In the Philippines, the mining industry is generally divided into: (a) large-scale; and (b) small-scale mining (SSM). Large-scale mining (LSM) is industrially or skillfully run and mechanized while SSM relies solely on manual labour using simple methods and equipment.
Measuring child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains: A global Input-Output approach
12 November 2019
Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains [Executive Summary]
12 November 2019