News

2012

  1. Article

    Investing in quality ‘second chance’ education

    12 July 2012

    An opinion-editorial by Dede Sudono, Project Officer of Child Labor and Education Programme, and Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, focusing on the importance of 'second chance' education for Indonesian children in order to increase their employability and access to the future globalized labour market. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 12 July.

  2. Press release

    ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video in Makassar: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    04 July 2012

    The Antang dumpsite (TPAS) of Makassar City is located at Tamangapa village, Manggala sub-district—approximately 15 km from center of the city. Started to operate in 1993, it is estimated that 514 children aged 6-18 work in the dumpsite. Most of the children are lack of health and working risks awareness where 67 per cent of them only finish the formal school at elementary school level.

  3. News

    Presidents of MERCOSUR adopted the Second Declaration on the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labour

    03 July 2012

    It recognizes the progress made since the First Declaration adopted in 2002 and states the actions and commitments needed towards the elimination of child labour.

  4. News

    ILO survey: 5.5 million working children in the Philippines

    27 June 2012

    The government has announced it is scaling up the campaign to put an end to the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  5. Press release

    ILO – Kampung Halaman Foundation to launch Indonesian Child Labour Video: Indonesia, I am Your Future!

    26 June 2012

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO, in collaboration with Kampung Halaman Foundation (YKH), will organize a series of campaign activities titled “Indonesia, I am Your Future!”. This campaign will use a participatory video in the format of video diaries and an interactive website on child labour and education.

  6. Press release

    World Day Against Child Labour 2012: Education is a critical response to tackle child labour and youth employment

    20 June 2012

    A large share of young Indonesians is neither in the labour force nor in school, according to a new report released today by Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) – a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and the World Bank.

  7. Video News Release

    Ending Child Labour by 2016: the Continuing Challenge

    12 June 2012

    There has been progress in the effort to eliminate the worst forms of child labour worldwide. As a result of international commitments and the ILO convention to eradicate the worst forms of child labour, tens of millions of children around the world are out of work and in school. But as the world gets closer to the deadline in 2016 for the eradication of child labour around the world, the pace of progress is slowing.

  8. Press release

    Stepping up the fight against child labour

    11 June 2012

  9. Article

    Working a childhood away in Afghanistan’s kilns

    07 June 2012

    Children as young as five work as brick makers in Afghanistan’s kilns, as poverty and debt keep their families in low-wage bonded labour. Tackling the issue is far more complex than just banning child labour in the kilns, the ILO says.

  10. Article

    From a child’s eye: Working in the hot sharp salt fields of Cambodia

    07 June 2012

    This year, the world marks the tenth anniversary of the annual World Day Against Child Labour. But for many parents in Cambodia, sending their children to work is an economic necessity.