1. Video

    Meet the Project Manager: MAP16 project to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia

    18 August 2022

    Milica Djordjevic, ILO National Project Coordinator of the MAP16 project, funded by the US Department of Labor, explains what she does to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia. Child labour means that children are too young for their work or it is harmful for them. The ILO has been supporting governments for decades to address their child labour concerns, always tailoring interventions to local needs. In 2017, the ILO and its partners came out with a strategy which defines country priorities. In addition, the ILO conducted a national survey in 2021 which shows that 9.5% of children in Serbia are in child labour, mainly in agriculture. The ILO trained about 400 professionals (social workers, police, prosecutors and labour inspectors) to identify child labour situations. Checklists, tools and standards are at their disposal to tackle cases. The decree on hazardous child labour was adopted so that children in child labour or forced labour can receive immediate assistance.

  2. Child labour

    Dreams for a better future

    01 August 2022

    Hear from Aung Aung, a 13 year-old boy who has been collecting scraps since he was 8 years-old, and dreams of becoming a doctor.

  3. News

    Nigeria's National Steering Committee on the Elimination of Child Labour Leads Walk for the Nigerian Child.

    01 August 2022

    To commemorate the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), Nigeria’s vanguard in the fight to eliminate the scourge and achieve SDG Target 8.7- the National Steering Committee on the Elimination of Child Labour (NSCCL) led stakeholders on a “Walk for the Nigerian Child” through the busy Abuja Central Business District (CBD) to sensitize the urban public on the need for: child protection, collective responsibility, and justice for victims.

  4. News

    Child Labour: Nigeria Intensifies Collaborations to Achieve SDG Target 8.7

    01 August 2022

    In the global coordinated campaign to end all forms of child labour and forced labour, Nigeria, a pathfinder country intensifies efforts to rid its Artisanal Gold Mining (ASGM) and Cocoa value chains of the scourge, in line with the country's National Action Plan validated and adapted through the International Labour Organization’s Dutch funded ACCEL Africa Project.

  5. News

    Nigeria organizes a media engagement event to commemorate the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour.

    01 August 2022

    In observance of the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands have organised a media engagement on the theme, "Universal Social Protection To End Child Labour".

  6. Travail des enfants

    Accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P) in Mali: 800 beneficiaries received school supply kits and textbooks

    28 July 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the ACCEL Africa and CLEAR Cotton projects, with the financial support of the Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities, delivered on July 21, 2022, in Bamako, kits of school supplies and textbooks to 800 children benefiting from the accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P).

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    Child labour and human trafficking

    Top DJ duo NERVO debut song to raise awareness of child labour and human trafficking

    26 July 2022

    Ahead of World Day Against Human Trafficking, top-ranked female DJ duo NERVO have teamed up with the children’s charity Hopeland and the International Labour Organization to urge action on child vulnerability, child labour and human trafficking.

  8. Child labour

    To fight child labour in Burkina Faso, education stakeholders built their capacities in Koudougou

    22 July 2022

    The Permanent Secretariat of the Accelerated Schooling Strategy (Stratégie de Scolarisation Accélérée/Passerelle - SSA/P) of the Ministry of Education, Literacy and promotion of National Languages of Burkina Faso strengthen its action against child labour. During a workship held from 22 to 24 June 2022 in Koudougou, the stakeholders of the SSA/P, strengthened their knowledge on child labour, with the support of two ILO projects and the Directorate for the Fight against Child Labour of the Ministry of Labour.

  9. World Day Against Child Labour 2022

    Call for Action: Accelerating efforts towards prevention and elimination of child labour

    08 July 2022

    In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), the ILO hosted a symposium under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project.

  10. Article

    Egypt celebrates the World Day Against Child Labour with a solid commitment to supporting eradicating the worst form of Child Labour in the country.

    27 June 2022

    The ACCEL Africa project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower of Egypt, organized an event to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL).