News

2020

  1. Child Labour

    Alliance 8.7 celebrates the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182

    13 August 2020

    Anousheh Karvar, Chair of the Global Partnership against Child labour, Forced labour, Human trafficking and Modern Slavery (Alliance 8.7) commends the work and commitment of the ILO, its member States and its social partners in achieving the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. She calls on everyone to seize this opportunity to eradicate all forms of child labour by 2025, in accordance with SDG 8.7.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  6. Universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182

    A global commitment to end worst forms of child labour

    04 August 2020

    Convention No. 182 calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including slavery, forced labour and trafficking. It prohibits the use of children in armed conflict, prostitution, pornography, drug trafficking and hazardous work.

  7. Video

    Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi celebrates the universal ratification of ILO Convention No.182

    04 August 2020

    Nobel Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, says universal ratification of Convention No. 182 needs to usher in universal accountability.

  8. Video

    ITUC underlines importance of Convention No. 182

    04 August 2020

    Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow, calls upon governments to invest in education, decent work for adults and labour inspection to combat child labour.

  9. Video

    IOE congratulates ILO on C182 universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    International Organisation of Employers Secretary General, Roberto Suárez Santos, congratulates the ILO on the historic universal ratification of Convention No. 182.

  10. COVID-19 and child labour

    Combating increased exploitation of children during the COVID-19 pandemic

    03 August 2020

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Children’s Day, relevant stakeholders, with support from the ILO, discussed intensified efforts to stop the exploitation of children in the country.