1. © ILO 2020

    Forced and child labour

    Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall

    05 February 2020

    Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  2. Press release

    ILO builds national capacity to analyze data on child and forced labor in Africa

    29 January 2020

    The International Labour Office under its project “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa” (ACCEL Africa), conducts a training on data analysis relating to child labour and forced labour for 28 participants from national statistics offices, labour ministries and regional workers and employers' organizations of the Economic Community of the West Africa States (ECOWAS) and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) in Africa.

  3. © Bart Versteeg 2020

    Child labour

    Next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 January 2020

    A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


  1. TRT World

    Eliminating child labour is an urgent issue, says the ILO

    05 December 2019

    ILO child labour expert Benjamin Smith participated in a discussion on how to eliminate child labour in Madagascar's mineral mines, which aired on the TRT World programme "Roundtable".

  2. News

    ILO Accel Africa project supports the drafting of the Nigeria Alliance 8.7 communication strategy in Lagos

    27 November 2019

    The workshop gathered approximately 40 participants who are Members of the Alliance 8.7 Technical Committee and are members of one of the three identified Priority areas.

  3. Press release

    Let them fly, don’t clip their wings !

    26 November 2019

    Ridma Weerawardena is the latest musician from around the world to join the ILO’s Global Music Against Child Labour Initiative. The song is his contribution to the global and Sri Lankan fight to end child labour

  4. News

    ILO supports the participation of over 1500 children to the Abidjan District International Marathon

    15 November 2019

    On the celebration of the National Day of Peace in Côte d'Ivoire, and a few days before the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Labour Organisation provide over 1500 T-shirts to children participating in the International Marathon of Abidjan District, an event bringing together more than 20,000 people with about 50 athletes nominated by National Federations of Algeria, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, France, Ghana , Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.

  5. Child Labour

    Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  6. Video

    Children and labour don't belong together

    04 November 2019

    40 million people in modern slavery. 152 million girls and boys are trapped in child labour. Malaysian artist, Nazreen Mohamad, wrote and delivered this beautiful poem.

  7. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste moves forward to reach a future without child labour

    10 October 2019

    The Government of Timor-Leste has launched the first child labour survey and the series of labour force survey, supported by the ILO, to eradicate child labour in all its forms and promote decent work for all.