News

2021

  1. Press release

    Two songwriters from Hanoi and HCM City win Music Against Child Labour song competition

    02 December 2021

    The initiative which attracted 88 entries from 68 musicians from across Viet Nam, aimed to raise awareness as part of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  2. Press release

    International Labour Organization (ILO) and Malawi Congress of Trade Unions partner for trade union action to accelerate the elimination of child labour

    02 December 2021

    “As MCTU, we look forward to leveraging this partnership to further enhance our ongoing efforts to build the capacity of our affiliated trade unions, especially those representing workers in the formal and informal sectors, as well as smallholder trusts, associations, and cooperatives, in the targeted tea and coffee-growing communities to identify and address child labour and its root causes,” MCTU Secretary General Mr. Madalitso Njolomole.

  3. Press release

    ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  4. Winners of the SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge

    Three Winners of the global category of the SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge

    15 November 2021

    Three proposals were selected to develop and implement their innovative ideas to develop digital information systems to promote collaborative work among relevant partners in the fight against child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in Pathfinder Countries.

  5. Child labour in Burkina Faso

    Prevention of child labour through the socio-professional reintegration of children withdrawn from the cotton, textile and garment value chain: the action of CLEAR Cotton

    15 November 2021

    Ouagadougou (ILO News) - The CLEAR Cotton project is strengthening its strategy to combat child labour in Burkina Faso. It recently signed two agreements for the implementation of integrated programmes for the prevention, identification and withdrawal of children aged 15 to 17 in child labour or at risk of child labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chain. The support for the socio-professional reintegration of children removed from child labour is the other component of these agreements.

  6. ILO in action

    We work to end child labour in DR Congo’s cobalt mines

    09 November 2021

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Josée Blandine Ongotto, speaks from the field about the COTECCO Project, which is combating child labour in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with funding from the US Department of Labor.

  7. Global and National Research Agendas on Child Labour and Forced Labour

    Strengthening the evidence base for achieving SDG Target 8.7

    29 October 2021

    The ILO RTA project is developing global and national research agendas through consultations with funding partners, policymakers, and researchers

  8. Article

    ILO collaborates with NASCENT Research and Development Organisation to implement direct interventions to eliminate child labour within communities in Uganda

    28 October 2021

    The program of action will support children aged 14-17 years in vocational training and provide post-training support and transition from school to work, as well as referral of children to the formal education system.

  9. SDG target 8.7

    The United Nations system supports Côte d'Ivoire in its strategic planning of priority actions to combat child labour.

    20 October 2021

    The challenge for the Government is to achieve a real synergy of action between all actors, both public and private, technical and financial partners and civil society organisations, at both central and decentralised levels

  10. Article

    The ILO brings together experts in Europe to discuss the development of its campaign on child labour in global supply chains.

    07 October 2021

    The workshop brought together experts from a variety of fields, including public relations and communications specialists, behavioural scientists, and activists who provided input from their own experience in campaigning on child labour that helped inform and shape the strategy.