Publications on child labour

2019

  1. Child labour in mining and global supply chains

    23 September 2019

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant: ASM accounts for about 20 per cent of global gold supply, 80 per cent of global sapphire supply and 20 per cent of global diamond supply, 26 per cent of global tantalum production and 25 per cent of tin. It is also a major source of employment: some 40 million people work in ASM — a number that has doubled in recent years — as compared with 7 million in industrial mining.

  2. Convening actors to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.

  3. Convening actors to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING GOLD MINING Project in the Philippines will address the problem of child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations by supporting the sector towards setting-up of legal and regulated Peoples’ Small-Scale Mines (Minahang Bayan) that are compliant with environmental, health and labour standards.

  4. A review of social safety-net programmes to make them more responsive to the needs of child labour in Bangladesh

    04 September 2019

    This report reviews the existing social safety-net programmes of Bangladesh to find out how the child labour issue has been addressed (directly or indirectly) through the social safety-net programmes and suggests possible ways to fill the gaps in this regard.

  5. Child labour monitoring in action in North-West Bangladesh

    04 September 2019

    As part of ILO’s technical cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB), a CLMS was piloted in the remote rural areas of the Northwest of the country.

  6. Survey on Child Labour in Agriculture in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon: The Case of Syrian Refugees

    27 June 2019

    This report explores the experiences of child labour among Syrian refugees located near agricultural areas in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

  7. The International Labour Organization and the US Department of Labor Partnership to eliminate child labour and forced labour

    25 June 2019

  8. SCREAM Music Module

    13 June 2019

    This new SCREAM module on music is the fifteenth “core” module of the SCREAM Education Pack, designed to be used in conjunction with its other key modules on Basic Information, Image, Role-play and Drama. Music has long been part of advocacy efforts against child labour, with both children and adults reaching out to communities through concerts and songs, using music as part of street theatre and drama performances, as well as having solidarity concerts given by youth orchestras in support of the children around the world who are affected by this scourge.

  9. World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2019: Activities around the world

    12 June 2019

  10. TOGETHER for a brighter future without child labour

    07 June 2019

    Celebrating the World Day Against Child Labour 2019, we look back at a century of struggle and forward to future challenges and opportunities. The thematic debate will focus on the major transformations being experienced in the world of work, whether the result of technology, environmental or demographic, and what this means for the youngest in society.