News

2012

  1. Press release

    Examining conditions of domestic workers and child domestic workers in East Java

    07 March 2012

    Domestic workers also represent the single largest group of female salaried workers toiling away in households of others in their own country or abroad. Despite of the importance of the role of domestic workers, domestic work is still not recognized as work.

  2. News

    FAO and ILO publish a good practice guide on child labour in fisheries and aquaculture

    23 February 2012

    To increase the knowledge base on child labour in fisheries and aquaculture and to provide assistance for policy makers and government authorities to combat this difficult issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and ILO have developed a preliminary version of the good practice guide: “FAO-ILO good practice guide for addressing child labour in fisheries and aquaculture: policy and practice”. All stakeholders are encouraged to use the guidance document and to provide comments and inputs to improve it before it is published and disseminated in July 2012.

  3. News

    Unravelling the cycle of bonded labour in Afghanistan

    07 February 2012

    According to a new ILO report launched in Kabul on 7 February 2012, Afghan brick kilns heavily rely on debt bondage of adults and children. Even when families make progress toward paying back loans, the perpetual need for more advances (often for medical purposes or basic necessities), keep most families tied to their employers. Bonded labour of adults and children in brick kilns is one of the most prevalent, yet least known forms of hazardous labour in Afghanistan. The new ILO study on the phenomenon, Buried in Bricks, marks the first attempt to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of bonded labour in two provinces of the country, Kabul and Nangarhar.

  4. Q&A

    Buried in bricks: Bonded labour in Afghanistan

    06 February 2012

    Bonded labour of adults and children in brick kilns is one of the most prevalent, yet least known forms of hazardous labour in Afghanistan. A new ILO study on the phenomenon marks the first attempt to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of bonded labour in two provinces of the country. ILO Online spoke with Samuel Hall consulting, lead author of the study.

  5. Presentation

    World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2012: Human rights and social justice - Let's end child labour (Presentation)

    01 February 2012

2011

  1. Presentation

    Annex : Presentations

    01 December 2011

    Powerpoint presentations of the Manual.

  2. News

    Labour Ministry launches school retention and child labour prevention programme

    28 November 2011

    Over 300 school children benefit from free transportation

  3. News

    USDOL grants ILO USD 17.5 million to combat child and forced labour

    03 October 2011

    The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has signed two cooperative agreements granting the International Labour Organization USD 17.5 million to support activities to combat child and forced labour around the world.

  4. Article

    The impact of pesticide exposure on child labourers in agriculture

    22 June 2011

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO held a side event during the conference (on 22 June at 13:00) to highlight the impact of pesticide exposure on children, and child labourers in particular. ILO News spoke to Paola Termine, ILO Technical specialist on child labour in agriculture, who is also coordinating the International partnership for cooperation on child labour in agriculture, ahead of the meeting.

  5. News

    ILO and FAO panel to highlight impact of pesticide exposure on child labourers in agriculture

    21 June 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlighted the impact of pesticides exposure on child labourers in agriculture during an international conference which was held in Geneva on Wednesday, 22 June 2011.