Elimination of child labour

ILO-IPEC Project in Support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme

The ILO-IPEC Project in support of the Philippine Time-Bound Programme is the first and most significant contribution toward the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. It has been designed to leverage resources, and to link up with national and international programmes for the benefit of Filipino boys and girls.

During the past decade, and with the country’s ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 – Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 in November 2000, the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour has become a priority item on the national development agenda in the Philippines.

IPEC-Philippines formally started with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the Philippines and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 22 June 1994. The MoU was first extended on 23 December 1996; and the second one on 28 January 2002, being effective until 31 December 2006.

The Project covers six worst forms of child labour sectors: child domestic work; children in prostitution; deep sea fishing; sugar cane plantations; fireworks; and mining and quarrying in eight geographical areas.

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel. +632 8580 9900
Fax +632 8856 7597