1. To fight child labour in Burkina Faso, education stakeholders built their capacities in Koudougou

    22 July 2022

    The Permanent Secretariat of the Accelerated Schooling Strategy (Stratégie de Scolarisation Accélérée/Passerelle - SSA/P) of the Ministry of Education, Literacy and promotion of National Languages of Burkina Faso strengthen its action against child labour. During a workship held from 22 to 24 June 2022 in Koudougou, the stakeholders of the SSA/P, strengthened their knowledge on child labour, with the support of two ILO projects and the Directorate for the Fight against Child Labour of the Ministry of Labour.

  2. A child should go to school, not to work

    16 May 2022

    Domboué Nibéissé was 9 years old when he stopped going to school and started to work in the cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Difficult and tiring work, two years later he was given an opportunity to return to school.

  3. Burkina cotton producers adopt a strategic plan against child labour with the support of the CLEAR Cotton project

    24 January 2022

    The National Union of Cotton Producers' Cooperative Societies of Burkina Faso (SCOOP-UNPCB) is involved in the fight against child and forced labour. Meeting from the 2nd to the 3rd December 2021 in Bobo Dioulasso, the elected representatives and technicians of the UNPCB validated a strategic plan aimed at fighting against these scourges.

  4. Prevention of child labour through the socio-professional reintegration of children withdrawn from the cotton, textile and garment value chain: the action of CLEAR Cotton

    15 November 2021

    Ouagadougou (ILO News) - The CLEAR Cotton project is strengthening its strategy to combat child labour in Burkina Faso. It recently signed two agreements for the implementation of integrated programmes for the prevention, identification and withdrawal of children aged 15 to 17 in child labour or at risk of child labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chain. The support for the socio-professional reintegration of children removed from child labour is the other component of these agreements.

  5. The CLEAR Cotton project offers education opportunities as an alternative to child labour in the cotton fields

    21 September 2021

    The CLEAR Cotton project contributes to national efforts to eliminate child labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chain in Burkina Faso, Mali, Pakistan and Peru.

  6. Quality apprenticeships for young people in Burkina Faso

    15 July 2021

    150 young apprentices trained thanks to the project Support to the Global Initiative for Decent Youth Employment in the Sahel, whose primary objective is to promote quality apprenticeship systems and youth employment.

  7. The CLEAR Cotton project works with the Government of Burkina Faso to say no to child labour

    12 July 2021

    The CLEAR Cotton project and the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Protection committed to the fight against child labour in Burkina Faso during a “Week of Action” to mark World Day Against Child Labour.

  8. AU, ILO and UNICEF mark the World Day against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    The African Union, ILO and UNICEF organized a virtual Continental event to mark the World Day against Child Labour. The event brought together key actors, to discuss strategies to address child labour, taking a holistic and systemic approach based on the 2020 Global Estimates on Child Labour and related recommendations, which had been launched by the ILO and UNICEF on 10 June.

  9. Opening remarks by Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General, Regional Director for Africa at the event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    I commit the Office to work as one ILO to mainstream child labour issues into all relevant areas of work of the Abidjan Declaration implementation plan, in order to maximize our contribution to ending child labour in Africa. We will work closely with our tripartite Constituents to do so

  10. Media Advisory- Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    Join us for a regional virtual event to commemorate the World Day against Child Labour.