News

2013

  1. ILO report

    ILO: Tougher measures needed to curb forced labour

    08 February 2013

    According to an ILO report, the need to deter would-be perpetrators is widely recognized, but more effort is needed to identify cases of forced labour and to prevent the crime.

  2. News

    Maldives ratifies ILO Convention No. 138 and No. 182

    15 January 2013

    Maldives ratification of the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No.182) have now been registered effective.

  3. Survey

    More than 1.3 million child labourers in Yemen

    15 January 2013

    A survey shows that 17 per cent of Yemen’s 7.7 million children aged 5-17 are child labourers, most of them performing unpaid work.

2012

  1. News

    South Sudan ratifies ILO Convention No. 138 and No. 182

    17 December 2012

    South Sudan's ratification of the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No.182) has now been formally registered.

  2. Press release

    ILO-AJI Jakarta to award journalists on child labour and education

    15 December 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta will conduct a media award ceremony on child labour and education on the 15th December in Jakarta. The winners from five categories—print, online, radio, TV and photo journalist—will be officially announced during the ceremony.

  3. News

    ECOWAS Ministers of labour and social welfare adopt a regional action plan on child labour, specially its worst forms

    11 December 2012

    The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministers of Labour, Employment and Social Affairs meeting on December 7 in Dakar, Senegal, adopted a regional action plan on child labour, especially in its worst forms.

  4. News

    ILO-IPEC welcomes Gordon Brown Report on child labour and education

    07 December 2012

    A new report by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy on Global Education, has drawn attention to the urgent need to increase international and national commitment to tackling child labour by ensuring that all children have access to education.

  5. Press release

    The 2012 Human Rights Day: The right of children to be free from child labour

    07 December 2012

    To commemorate the 2012 Human Rights Day, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Indonesia, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Terre des Hommes will host a film screening and a panel discussion on Child Labour: “Aku, masa Depanmu Jakarta!” on Monday, 10 December 2012, from 15.00 – 18.00 at the Erasmus Huis Jakarta.

  6. News

    Job for former child soldiers

    06 December 2012

    The ILO is pursuing its efforts to strengthen the economic component of reintegration programmes for former child soldiers in countries concerned. Two new projects have started in 2012.

  7. Presentation

    Webinar: Human rights and social justice: Let's end child labour - Presentation

    30 November 2012