11 July 2016
The incidence of child labour in agriculture is on the rise in Lebanon, especially in the Beqaa Valley region which is host to a large number of Syrian refugees. The ILO held a funfair in the area to raise awareness amongst refugees and locals of the risks and hazards of child labour in agriculture. It included plays written and performed by child labourers and their parents, highlighting aspects of their plight and helping them relieve some of the distress they feel due to their situation. The ILO organized the event with funding from the Denmark-led Regional Protection and Development Programme, and in cooperation with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the NGO Beyond Association.
08 January 2016
An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.
07 September 2015
This year’s World Day against Child Labour highlighted the key role that education can play in tackling child labour. The following stories from child labourers in Jordan show why getting children out of work and into the classroom can make a huge difference to their future.
25 June 2014
Abject poverty is forcing many Syrian refugee families to send their children to work. In Lebanon, host to over a million refugees from Syria, current and former child labourers held a musical and theatrical performance to mark World Day against Child Labour.
09 April 2014
Today more than 168 million children are in child labour and 85 million girls and boys can be found in its worst forms. Although child labour is declining, the pace has slowed down. Breaking the cycle of poverty and child labour is essential!
07 May 2010
The global campaign to end child labour is at a critical juncture. As the new Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on fundamental Principles and Rights at Work shows, child labour continues to decline worldwide but at a much slower pace than before. The report, entitled "Accelerating action against Child Labour", says there are clear signs of progress but also disconcerting gaps in the global response.