CLP news and events

2021

  1. 2021 Annual Meeting of the Child Labour Platform

    Pledges on Child Labour in Supply Chains: what difference have they made?

    Join us for the 2021 Edition of the ILO Child Labour Platform Annual Meeting and hear from Pledgemakers focusing their efforts on supply chains discuss what progress has been made so far in the framework of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  2. Side event of the OECD Garment Forum

    Preventing and Remediating Child Labour in the Garment Supply Chain

    COVID-19 may reverse years of progress against child labour, including in the garment industry and supply chain. To support effective due diligence against child labour in the industry, the ILO’s Child Labour Platform (CLP), the Centre for Child Rights and Business, and industry partners will launch the report "Supplier Guidance on Child Labour for the Garment Industry". Join us at a special side event of the OECD Garment Forum to receive an advance copy of this state of the art tool and learn how it can help to identify, prevent and remediate child labour and protect young workers from occupational health and safety risks.
    When: 2 February 2021, 11:30-12:30 - Register now!

2020

  1. © ILO 2021

    Forced and child labour

    Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall

    05 February 2020

    Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  2. © Bart Versteeg 2021

    Child labour

    Next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 January 2020

    A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

  3. International Conference

    Taking next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    The Dutch Government is convening this conference together with ILO and the Global March against Child Labour. Companies will meet with governments, CSOs and employers’ and workers’ organizations to share best practices, discuss challenges and lessons learned for better due diligence and policy to bring child labour in supply chains to an end.

2019

  1. News

    ILO Accel Africa project supports the drafting of the Nigeria Alliance 8.7 communication strategy in Lagos

    27 November 2019

    The workshop gathered approximately 40 participants who are Members of the Alliance 8.7 Technical Committee and are members of one of the three identified Priority areas.

  2. Child Labour

    Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  3. Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    10th Annual Meeting of the Child Labour Platform

    The Child Labour Platform will hold the annual global meeting on 21-22 November 2019 in Paris.

2018

  1. Project launch

    Clear Cotton project seeks halt to child labour in West Africa and Pakistan

    21 November 2018

    Four-year project co-funded by the EU kicks off with workshop participants vowing to make cotton production sustainable.

  2. Workshop

    Eliminating child and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains

    On 20 November, a workshop will bring together key stakeholders to discuss possible approaches to eliminate child and forced labour in the cotton industry.