World Day Against Child Labor 2022
June 2, 2022
10:00 am to 11:00am EST
Join the the U.S. Department of Labor and the International Labor Organization - Office for the United States and Canada for a conversation with leaders in the field as they discuss where social protection is having an impact in the fight to end child labor and where more support is needed to reach at-risk children and families.
Improving Working Conditions in Supply Chains (COMPLETED)
4 May 2022
9am to 1:30pm EST
Location: The Bush School of Government and Public Service
1620 L Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
This hybrid seminar brings together policymakers, representatives of inter-government organizations, and academics to discuss the latest advances in our understanding of working condition challenges in supply chains.
March 9, 2022
11:30am to 1pm
To commemorate International Women’s Day, policy leaders and activists will discuss initiatives for more effective action in the U.S. to tackle violence and harassment in the world of work.
December 15, 2021
Please join our upcoming Global Discussion Series which brings together leaders in the global efforts to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work and hear how the ILO Convention No. 190, the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, can be applied globally.
U. S. Funded Projects
ILO IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
The project’s objective is to advance the rights of workers in the palm oil supply chain in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Indonesia, the project aims to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate for their members’ access to fundamental workers’ rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining.
ILO IN THE ARAB STATES
The new fund of $1,550,000 will be used for a comprehensive intervention on mental wellbeing, with the overall project objective of improving workers’ mental wellbeing, especially among women and migrant workers, in the garment sector in Jordan.
ILO IN CENTRAL ASIA AND EUROPE
The ILO will provide tailored advice and tools to nudge labour market institutions to build a strategic compliance system, going beyond the traditional enforcement model. Focus will be placed on the mining and services sector given their economic importance, the specific OSH problems in the former and the diversity and size of the latter.
ILO IN AFRICA
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The project-level objective is to strengthen efforts by the Congolese government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labor in the cobalt industry of the DRC.
ILO IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Improving workers’ occupational safety and health in selected supply chains in Mexico – A Vision Zero Fund Project
The project will address decent work deficits in the country, as well as the efforts undertaken by the current Vision Zero Fund (VZF) project in the country to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) in Mexico’s coffee sector.
Measurement, Awareness-raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP) to accelerate action against child labor and forced labor (Phase II)
The Measurement, Awareness Raising, and Policy Engagement Project to Accelerate Action against Child Labor and Forced Labor aims at helping to build and apply the critical knowledge needed to inform the policy choices to combat child labor and forced labor and to support measures to address these challenges in key countries, regions and sectors