Forced and child labour
01 March 2022
Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.
2021 Annual Meeting of the Child Labour Platform
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.
Side event of the OECD Garment Forum
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!
20 November 2020
Ferrero is supporting the ILO to implement a 40-month project In Turkey to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting.
Forced and child labour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting
The Child Labour Platform will hold the annual global meeting on 21-22 November 2019 in Paris.