News

2021

  1. Winning research proposals

    16 Junior Researchers Awarded Fellowships and Seed Grants

    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.

  2. Article

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Video

    Video documentary - Protecting children from Pesticides in Pakistan

    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.

  5. ILO in action

    An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    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.

  6. News

    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

  7. News

    Indonesia to focus its child labour programme in rural area

    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.

  8. News

    ILO submits the Elimination of Child Labour Petition to the Ministry of Manpower

    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.

  9. © Gelberta Neziri Gashi 2021

    International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    One hour against child labour at schools in Kosovo

    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.

  10. Video

    The Atom Araullo Specials: Munting Bisig (Little Arm) child labour during the pandemic

    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.