News

2022

  1. Video

    From fields to school: the voice of young boys from Burkina Faso

    12 June 2022

    Issa and Oumarou had to flee their village because of violence and were at risk of falling into child labour. Until the CLEAR Cotton project enrolled them in an accelerated schooling centre.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour

    Fight against child labour is at a crossroads

    10 June 2022

    In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.

  3. International Advisory Board

    An International Advisory Board to provide strategic advice to eradicate child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking

    07 June 2022

    A group of experts including researchers, policy actors, and funding partners have been serving on the ILO’s International Advisory Board to advance knowledge to eradicate child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking

  4. Child Labour

    World Day Against Child Labour : A pray for the children in Ukraine

    03 June 2022

    The war in Ukraine️ is having a devastating impact on the children. On the occasion of the world day against child labour, find out here a pray for the children who are living in Ukraine as well as many countries at war.

  5. Press release

    ILO to launch Myanmar eLearning Programme on Child Labour to bolster social protection and community action

    30 May 2022

    ILO (Myanmar) launches eLearning Programme on child labour.

  6. Press release

    Training of Trainers’ on Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media successfully concluded

    23 May 2022

    The CLEAR Cotton project built the capacity of 30 masters trainers on eliminating child labour in the cotton value chain thanks to the SCREAM methodology

  7. Video

    Fighting discrimination against women and girls in Pakistan

    23 May 2022

    Young girls have been educated and motivated to raise awareness of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work among cotton growing communities. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.

  8. © Adam Lai 2022

    5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour

    20 May 2022

    The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.

  9. Voices

    A child should go to school, not to work

    16 May 2022

    Domboué Nibéissé was 9 years old when he stopped going to school and started to work in the cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Difficult and tiring work, two years later he was given an opportunity to return to school.

  10. 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Far-reaching action needed to end child labour

    16 May 2022

    Delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour unite in calling for more to be done to end child labour