Resources on migration and child labour


  1. Publication

    Child migration, child trafficking and child labour in India

    01 December 2013

    This study is an attempt to make an in‐depth enquiry into the phenomenon of child migration and trafficking of children in India, with poor children most frequently becoming child labourers, often under the most hazardous and exploitative conditions.

  2. Article

    Migrant children in child labour: A vulnerable group in need of attention

    26 April 2013

    This article sheds light on the underreported issue of the significant number of children on the move who end up in child labour.


  1. Publication

    Child migrants in child labour: An invisible group in need of attention - A study based on child helpline case records

    07 September 2012

    In the lead up to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child holding its 2012 Day of General Discussion on “The rights of all children in the context of International Migration”, ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and Child Helpline International (CHI) joined forces to shed light on the situation of migrant children in child labour, resulting in a report entitled “Child migrants in child labour: An invisible group in need of attention - A study based on child helpline case records”.


  1. Publication

    Education Needs Assessment in Target Cocoa Growing Communities (including coverage of migrant children)

    01 November 2011

    The final document duly edited will be provided later.A needs assessment was carried out to identify the main issues that keep children out of school in the target project districts and to design appropriate interventions. The study involved a qualitative research that used secondary data, including literature review of legislative, policy and programme documents related to education to ascertain the state of education in Ghana.

  2. Brochure

    Migration and child labour - Essentials

    01 May 2011

    This hand-out defines child migration and how it relates to child labour. It describes the plight of child migrants, shortcomings in current protection mechanisms and ways forward in terms of effective responses in the world of work


  1. Working paper

    Migration and child labour: Exploring child migrant vulnerabilities and those of children left behind

    07 October 2010

    The working paper attempts to describe the correlation between migration and child labour by reviewing secondary data of migrant children with or without their families, and children left behind by their migrant parents. The paper observes that governments' migration policies need to be balanced with their obligations under international conventions to ensure that the rights of children, including migrant children, are protected, including the right to be free from child labour. The paper offers a range of policy considerations, including in the world of work, and points at knowledge gaps.

  2. Good practice

    Serving the unserved - How government agencies and NGOs learned to reach migrant children with educational opportunities

    01 June 2010

  3. Global Report on Child Labour 2010

    Accelerating action against child labour - ILO Global report on child labour 2010

    01 May 2010

    Report of the Director-General, International Labour Conference, 99th session, 2010


  1. Publication

    Report on Working Children Situation in Eight Provinces and Cities in Viet Nam

    01 September 2009

    Around the world today, many children are working, doing labour that is damaging to their mental, physical and emotional development. According to the latest data from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are approximately 218 million children who are working worldwide aged between 5 and 17, the majority of which are from developing countries. The children work in a multitude of occupations and sectors, often at the expense of regular school attendance.


  1. Publication

    The Worst Forms of Child Labour in Mongolia - Study Report

    01 November 2008

    This study includes chapters on worst forms of child labour in Mongolia, their causes and consequences and recommendations on their elimination.