Winning research proposals
28 September 2021
A promising group of researchers are selected to address knowledge gaps in the field of child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.
ILO promotes the extension of Universal Health Coverage to rural households in cocoa-producing areas
22 September 2021
In Côte d'Ivoire, the project focuses on the "cocoa supply chain" in the sub-prefecture of Soubré and M'batto and includes a social protection component. This component aims to find ways to strengthen the social protection of families on cocoa farms and thus improve decent working conditions for the adult workforce, which would have a direct impact on reducing child labour.
The CLEAR Cotton project offers education opportunities as an alternative to child labour in the cotton fields
21 September 2021
The CLEAR Cotton project contributes to national efforts to eliminate child labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chain in Burkina Faso, Mali, Pakistan and Peru.
05 September 2021
Building on ILO and FAO’s joint tool “Protecting Children from Pesticides - Visual Facilitator's Guide” this video documentary highlights the risks associated with pesticides to children in Pakistan and showcases the mitigation actions.
ILO in action
31 August 2021
Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.
Training of Trainers Workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour conducted in Mali
27 August 2021
The ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its FUNDAMENTALS Branch joined forces to organize a TOT workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour in Mali in select supply chains
24 August 2021
The Indonesia is reviewing its Roadmap on Child-Labour Free by 2022. The ILO and its Ministerial partners examine progresses made and enhance efforts to meet the global commitment towards ending child labour by 2025.
23 August 2021
The ILO has submitted the petition on the elimination of child labour in Indonesia, signed by more than 5,000 people to the Ministry of Manpower. The petition was part of the effort reach a world without child labour by 2025.
International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
26 July 2021
The ILO, together with the Ministry of Education, organized a campaign in the schools of Kosovo to raise awareness about child labour among school kids on 11 June, 2021, World Day Against Child Labour. The information kit for teachers was prepared with ILO support and all schools accross Kosovo were asked to to dedicate one lesson to the topic that day. At least 137,000 students from 309 schools participated to learn what child labour is, and how to help victims. The campaign was organized under a global ILO program against child labour (MAP’16) with support from the US Department of Labour.
25 July 2021
Atom Araullo gets to know children working amid the COVID-19 pandemic and features an interview with ILO Director Khalid Hassan on child labour in a special documentary of GMA News.