Resources on child labour in mining and quarrying


  1. Child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    Pre-KAP study on child labour and working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining

    30 November 2018

    The Pre-KAP study is part of the CARING-Gold Mining Project, which seeks to mobilize stakeholders to address the issues of child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the municipalities of Labo and Paracale, Camarines Norte and T’boli, South Cotabato.


  1. National Child Labour Survey

    Sectoral survey of child labour in informal tin mining in Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia 2014

    09 December 2015

    The survey as reported here is primarily aimed at providing an in-depth understanding through an evidence-based approach of the child labour phenomenon in tin mining in Kepulauan Bangka-Belitung of Indonesia in 2014.


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    Analytical studies on child labour in mining and quarrying in Ghana

    01 May 2013

    The study aims at the following objectives: To examine the scope of the problem of child labour in mining and quarrying; to find out the, nature and dimensions of Child Labour in mining and quarrying, including the extent of trafficking into the sector especially of children from other regions and countries; to recommend measures to enhance interventions against child labour in the mining and quarrying sector in Ghana.


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    Research findings on the working conditions and occupational health of children and adolescents engaged in work in carpentry, stone carving and traditional textile production

    01 December 2009

    Child labour is a major concern of international organizations and many countries around the world. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO)'s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, considerable differences exist between the many kinds of work children do. Some are difficult and demanding, while others are more hazardous and even morally reprehensible.


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    Rapid Assessment of Child Labour in Non-Traditional Mining Sector in Zambia. Final Report

    01 July 2008

    This study was financed from the 8th European Development Fund and with technical inputs from ILO-IPEC.

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    Situation Report on Child Labour (Plantation, Fire-Works Industry, Tile Industry, Coir Industry & Fishery) - Final Report - Sri Lanka

    01 March 2008

    The objective of the surveys on fireworks, fishery, coir and tile industries and plantation sectors is to estimate through a household based survey the size of the child workers population directly involved in the production process, as well as the number of migrant child workers in the plantation sector who were sent from these communities into other parts of the country as CDW, garment factory workers etc.


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    Ending child labour in mining: Field experience and analysis of interventions from Mongolia

    01 July 2007

    Gives an overview of the problem of child labour in the informal mining sector in Mongolia and interventions taken to combat it. It further gives examples of promising practices and recommendations for Mongolia and for other countries. It also compares and contrasts advantages and disadvantages of various types of interventions.

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    Girls in mining: Research findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru and the United Republic of Tanzania

    01 January 2007

    Synthesis of a series of research findings conducted by the ILO to draw attention to the hazardous work undertaken by girls in small-scale mining.


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    Child labour in gold mining: The problem

    01 June 2006

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    Child labour in gold mining: The problem

    01 June 2006

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    Child labour in salt mining: The problem

    01 June 2006