1. Impact stories

    From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future

    28 September 2022

    Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?

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    Alliance 8.7

    In Morocco, a renewed hope for former child domestic workers

    27 September 2022

    Meet Ghizlan. At age 12 she worked as a child domestic worker when she should have been attending school. See how Morocco is changing laws and attitudes to protect children like Ghizlan.

  3. Child labour

    Rapid assessment relating to child labour in garbage picking

    18 September 2022

    The ILO Office for Pakistan convened a stakeholders’ validation workshop in Karachi to present the key findings and recommendations coming from rapid assessment relating to child labour in garbage picking in Pakistan.

  4. News

    ILO Empowers 431 Trainees in Ondo and Osun States and hands over Renovated School to Community

    09 September 2022

    To sustain its interventions on the elimination of child labour, the ACCEL Africa Project in Nigeria has provided training, classroom renovation and livelihood support to parents, guardians, and children within the legal working age in Project communities within Ondo and Osun States.

  5. Article

    Accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P) in Mali

    01 September 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the ACCEL Africa and CLEAR Cotton projects, with the financial support of the Japanese Association for the Progress of ILO Activities, delivered on July 21, 2022, in Bamako, kits of school supplies and textbooks to 800 children benefiting from the accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P).

  6. Child labour

    Launch of badge for prevention and elimination of child domestic labour

    31 August 2022

    ILO Office, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and Pakistan Girls Guide Association launched the Badge to prevent and eliminate child domestic labour in Pakistan

  7. Article

    Egypt combats Child Labour by promoting and disseminating knowledge about children’s rights through SCREAM

    29 August 2022

  8. Alliance 8.7

    Alliance 8.7: A story of hope after child labour in Viet Nam

    22 August 2022

    Ngân, a former child labourer, went on to complete vocational training through the ENHANCE project and, today, looks forward to a brighter future.

  9. Video

    Meet the Project Manager: MAP16 project to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia

    18 August 2022

    Milica Djordjevic, ILO National Project Coordinator of the MAP16 project, funded by the US Department of Labor, explains what she does to reduce child labour and forced labour in Serbia. Child labour means that children are too young for their work or it is harmful for them. The ILO has been supporting governments for decades to address their child labour concerns, always tailoring interventions to local needs. In 2017, the ILO and its partners came out with a strategy which defines country priorities. In addition, the ILO conducted a national survey in 2021 which shows that 9.5% of children in Serbia are in child labour, mainly in agriculture. The ILO trained about 400 professionals (social workers, police, prosecutors and labour inspectors) to identify child labour situations. Checklists, tools and standards are at their disposal to tackle cases. The decree on hazardous child labour was adopted so that children in child labour or forced labour can receive immediate assistance.

  10. Child labour

    Dreams for a better future

    01 August 2022

    Hear from Aung Aung, a 13 year-old boy who has been collecting scraps since he was 8 years-old, and dreams of becoming a doctor.