18 January 2023
Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?
04 January 2023
Stakeholders’ Validation Workshop: Pakistan discussed new findings from a rapid assessment on child labour in auto mechanic repair.
ILO participates and presents its approach to advancing cooperative engagement in supply chains in an ICETT online seminar
20 December 2022
The online seminar on the role of cooperatives in repairing and restructuring global value chains took place on December 13th with the participation of the ILO, ITC and cooperative representatives from around the world.
Our impact, their voices
19 December 2022
When Suman Kumari was 13 her father became ill and the family fell into debt. When COVID-19 hit and with creditors at the door, she joined her mother at her workplace processing mica, a mineral dust used in cosmetics, paints and electronics. An ILO project has helped her return to school.
21 November 2022
While the percentage of children in child labour has remained unchanged over the four year period, the absolute number has increased by over 8 million.
16 November 2022
The Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop, conducted on 19-22 October, aimed to build capacities of field trainers, so they can raise awareness on elimination of child labour among agricultural cooperatives.
The importance of just transitions and labour mobility as mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change
02 November 2022
The ILO, as one of the co-conveners of the Issue Based Coalition on Migration in the Arab region (IBC/M), participated in the online Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Migration Nexus in the Arab Region on 24 and 25 October and organized a session on ‘Migration and labour mobility as an adaptation strategy to climate change and the importance of just transitions’, bringing together ILO’s tripartite constituents who explored the numerous linkages between climate change, migration and the labour market.
Towards SDG Target 8.7: prevention and elimination of child labour in Burkina Faso’s cotton production sector.
25 October 2022
Child labour is present in the garment, textile and cotton supply chain in multiple countries around the world. It is found particularly in Africa and Asia where cotton production systems are labour intensive and/or are dominated by small-holder farms.
27 September 2022
Meet Ghizlan. At age 12 she worked as a child domestic worker when she should have been attending school. See how Morocco is changing laws and attitudes to protect children like Ghizlan.
12 September 2022
Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration.