News on child labour


  1. Sustainable supply chains

    EU and UN agencies join forces to address root causes of child labour

    27 September 2023

    A new EU-funded action will tackle the root causes of child labour in supply chains, focusing primarily on coffee and leveraging existing efforts on cobalt. Under the leadership of the ILO, the project will be jointly implemented with FAO and UNICEF, in collaboration with International Training Center.

  2. News

    Indigenous children at high risk of being in child labour

    27 September 2023

    Child labour and education exclusion among indigenous children is a direct result of the marginalization of indigenous communities says a new analysis.

  3. Press release

    Training marks a significant step forward in addressing child labour in Lebanon

    22 September 2023

    Training on inter-agency child labour toolkit for the MENA region, with funding from the EU, Sweden and the UK, empowers stakeholders and promotes sustainable livelihoods.

  4. Press release

    Jordan Launches Second Phase of 'WAEI' Campaign Promoting Labour Rights and Inclusivity in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The new phase emphasizes the labour rights of workers with disabilities, their employment conditions, child labour, and workers’ rights during probation periods.

  5. Presentation

    Risk of child labour in microfinance: findings from the ILO and 60 Decibels

    10 August 2023

    Approximately 160 million children worldwide (almost 1 in 10) are in child labour. The ILO deploys a range of tools and approaches to combat this scourge, including access to finance. The logic is that, if parents have access to enterprise training and appropriate financial services, they can increase household income and manage risks more effectively, and perhaps not have to resort to child labour. But, in some circumstances, access to finance can have the opposite effect, and actually create a demand for child labour. Research by the ILO's Social Finance Programme and 60Decibels yielded interesting findings about the impact and risk of child labour in microfinance.

  6. Press release

    World Day Against Child Labour 2023 - National Walk Against Child Labour in Nigeria

    28 July 2023

    The walk was led by the Permanent Secretary of the FML&E Daju Kachollom, Vanessa Phala the Country Director of the ILO, and members of the children's parliament, adding the voices of the young to the campaign against child labour.

  7. News

    Tackling child labour in Africa through national capacity building

    21 July 2023

    The ILO and the African Union Commission (AUC) partnered to empower African countries in the collection, processing, and analysis of child labour statistics.

  8. News

    Strengthening Africa's capacity to tackle child labour and domestic work through data analysis

    10 July 2023

    The ILO and the African Union Commission (AUC) are partnering to empower African countries in collecting, processing, and analysing child labour data and domestic work statistics.

  9. Article

    ACCEL Africa Paves the Way for Change in Cote d'Ivoire's Cocoa and Gold Mining Value Chains

    27 June 2023

    The ACCEL Africa project recently concluded its capitalization workshop, marking an important milestone in its goal to accelerate action or elimination of child labour in the cocoa and artisanal gold mining value chains in Côte d'Ivoire.

  10. News

    Brazil and the ILO sign new South-South Partnership programme to promote social justice in the global South

    20 June 2023

    The launch of this new South-South Cooperation Programme brought together representatives of the ILO, the Brazilian Government and workers’ and employers’ organizations in Geneva.