We need safe and healthy workplaces for young people

To celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April and the World Day against Child Labour in June, the ILO is hosting the ‘Generation Safe and Healthy’ photo exhibition at its headquarters in Geneva – part of a campaign to keep young workers safe in the workplace and to end child labour.

Presentation | 27 April 2018


The exhibition is part of a campaign that focuses on improving the safety and health of young workers and ending child labour. Globally, some 541 million young workers, which includes 37 million children in hazardous child labour, suffer up to a 40 per cent higher rate of non-fatal occupational injuries than workers aged 25 and above.

These photos are a small selection from the exhibition illustrating the working reality for young people of legal working age (15-24) in different parts of the world. It also puts a spotlight on younger children, below the minimum age for work, who should be withdrawn from all forms of child labour and ensured access to quality education.