News

2020

  1. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2020

    Rights at work

    Fundamental rights at work can help to build back better from COVID-19

    28 October 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build back a better, more equitable, world of work, according to a new ILO paper.

  2. Video

    I miss school

    07 October 2020

    As she leans over her notebook, practicing writing with her favourite red pen, 12-year-old Khin looks like any diligent school student. Yet the sad reality is that she stopped going to school soon after her father died, and now works doing temporary jobs such as roofing, cutting bamboo and carrying firewood.

  3. Video

    Tears in one eye

    07 October 2020

    13-year-old Bawk Seng - a talented emerging photographer - was born paralyzed on one side of her face, only able to cry from one eye, among several physical disabilities.

  4. Video

    “Weirdo": The story of Wahso Moe, a child labourer, during the pandemic

    08 September 2020

    8-year-old Wahso Moe works at least ten hours a day in a brickyard. His family is struggling to pay off a debt to the owner and buy enough food to survive. The young boy gets only MMK3500 ($2.50) for carrying tonnes of mud in a bucket on his head. As if life wasn’t already hard enough for Wahso Moe, he suffered injuries and memory loss after being hit by a motorcycle, and people started taunting him, calling him “weirdo” as a result.

  5. COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work

    Brou Sonia’s message about child labour

    28 August 2020

    Sonia from Côte d’Ivoire dropped out of school due to family difficulties. With the ILO’s support, she received training to become a hairdresser.

  6. © ILO/Joseph Fortin 2020

    Blog

    C182: Time to get our hands dirty

    19 August 2020

    On World Humanitarian Day, the ILO’s Francesco D’Ovidio looks back at his experiences working to end child labour, and some of the inspiring people he has met.

  7. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    A universal commitment to end child labour

    07 August 2020

    The universal ratification of Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour by all 187 ILO member States reflects a global commitment to protect children all around the world. With COVID-19 threatening to reverse 20 years of progress, implementation of the Convention is needed more than ever.

  8. SCREAM Programme

    Tackling child labour and empowering children in Syria

    06 August 2020

    In Syria, SCREAM was implemented in four targeted governorates: Aleppo, Damascus, Rural Damascus and Homs. The SCREAM activities were planned and carried out in coordination with key partners, including the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL), UNHCR and three NGO’s: Al Nada, Child Care and Al Nama’a.

  9. Video

    A remarkable journey to universal ratification – ILO Director-General

    04 August 2020

    Now is the time to deliver on the promise of Convention No. 182 and put an end to child labour in all its forms, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

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    Child Labour

    ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).