News

2020

  1. World Children’s Day

    Kids United sings against child labour

    20 November 2020

    French youth music group, Kids United New Generation, has lent their voices to the ILO’s global campaign to end child labour. Their latest song highlights the urgent need to take action and calls on governments and organizations around the world to do more.

  2. Song

    "Take a Stand" - Song calling for action to end child labour

    "Take a Stand" song by the French band Kids United New Generation, dedicated to the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021.

2019

  1. Press release

    Let them fly, don’t clip their wings !

    26 November 2019

    Ridma Weerawardena is the latest musician from around the world to join the ILO’s Global Music Against Child Labour Initiative. The song is his contribution to the global and Sri Lankan fight to end child labour

  2. Video

    'Till everyone can see" – Hindi version

    12 June 2019

    Launch of the Hindi adaptation of the song, 'Till everyone can see", on the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour (WDACL) 2019. The theme of WDACL is "Children shouldn't work in fields but on dreams". The song video was launched during the Joint ILO-MOLE-VVGNLI event to observe the WDACL on 12 June 2019.

2018

  1. Article

    Empowerment through music: Lebanon’s choir against child labour

    04 June 2018

    Children who have a history of child labour have embarked on a musical journey led by the ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour, and have taken their talents to Lebanon’s Presidential Palace for their first ever performance.

2017

  1. Concert

    Rodolfo Mederos concert at the IV Global Conference on Child Labour

    Rodolfo Mederos, a co-founder of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative, will perform with his “Orquesta Típica” on the opening day of the IV Global Conference on Child Labour in Argentina.

  2. © Michele Fedrigotti 2020

    News

    “Festival Meetings 2017” concert series raising awareness about child labour

    24 October 2017

    In support of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative, Milano Classica, in collaboration with the Milan network of middle schools specialising in music (SMIM), organised the third edition of the “Festival Meetings.” 12 concerts involving over 20 schools took place in the build up to the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June 2017.

  3. World Day against Child Labour

    ILO marks the World Day against Child Labour 2017 with songs

    05 June 2017

    The ILO Cairo Office celebrated the World Day against Child Labour on 4 June 2017 with a unique musical performance of “Children of Egypt Choir” led by the international Maestro Selim Sahab.

2016

  1. Roundtable and concert

    “Today Project” roundtable and concert on Universal Children’s Day

    Partners will discuss the “Today Project”, which uses music as a means to broaden collaboration on tackling child labour, at an event dedicated to the Music Against Child Labour Initiative and Alliance 8.7

  2. Concert

    Teacher seminar led by renowned artist Michelangelo Pistoletto