News

2021

  1. World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    Global business community working to eliminate child labour now

    12 June 2021

    IOE calls for more ambition and increased effort among all stakeholders in the global combat to end child labour

  2. World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    Statement by the Minister of Labour, Government of Canada marking World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    12 June 2021

    The Minister of Labour of the Government of Canada, Filomena Tassi, issued an statement marking World Day Against Child Labour

  3. Video

    COVID-19 pandemic not an argument to stop children's education

    12 June 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Dateline Philippines marked the World Day against Child Labour and featured a live interview with Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines on the new ILO and UNICEF child labour report.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    ILO to kick off the ILO Virtual Race to End Child Labour

    12 June 2021

    To commemorate the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and the World Day against Child Labour 2021, the ILO organizes a virtual race as a social movement to end child labour and promote education for all Indonesian children.

  5. Child Labour

    African musicians win Music Against Child Labour Competition

    12 June 2021

    The winning songs, from Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, raise awareness of child labour and were chosen by a celebrity jury who reviewed more than 200 entries from 50 countries.

  6. Press release

    Take Action: Put an End to Child Labour!

    12 June 2021

    This year's World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) - which comes on June 12 of each year - is considered as an opportunity to urge the tripartite constituents of the International Labour Organization (government - employers - workers) to take decisive actions to eliminate child labour. WDACL 202 focuses on actions taken since the declaration of The United Nations General Assembly this year 2021 is the "International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour".

  7. Press release

    Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, ILO and UNICEF commit to ending Child Labour in Somalia

    12 June 2021

    Mogadishu, 12 June 2021 – To commemorate the 2021 World Day against Child Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) agreed to scale up efforts to end child labour in Somalia

  8. Video

    Virtual Race 2021 -- End Child Labour. Act Now!

    12 June 2021

    ILO in collaboration with Cause Indonesia conduct a massive campaign through a virtual race by inviting more than 5,000 participants nationwide to be involved and to be part of the social movement against child labour.

  9. World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    The International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture statement on child labour in agriculture

    12 June 2021

    The members of the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA), namely FAO, ILO, IFAD, IUF, IFPRI has released a joint statement on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2021, focusing on child labour in agriculture and reiterates its commitment towards the elimination of all forms of child labour in agriculture.

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    Pandemic is pushing Latin America and the Caribbean more off track in ending child labour

    11 June 2021

    A new report by ILO and UNICEF highlights the continued progress in the fight against child labour in the region in recent years, but given the current context of the COVID-19 crisis, both organizations call for immediate measures to avoid a greater setback.