News

2020

  1. Op-Ed for World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    “A time of crisis, a time to act”

    12 June 2020

    "We will indeed take definitive action to ensure our future will be one that is absent of child labour". An opinion editorial by Ms Simrin Singh, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour

    Message from ILO Regional Office for Africa to mark the World Day against Child Labour 12 June 2020

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children. The ILO is also expediting action to strengthen the capacity of government, including labour inspection and law enforcement, as well as organizations of workers and employers.

  3. Statement

    COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    12 June 2020

    Most ILO programmes implemented in African countries, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now taking accelerated action on protecting the health, jobs and incomes of workers. These interventions include a focus on more comprehensive social protection, while at the same time ensuring continued education for children.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    Myanmar signs up to key international convention on minimum working age ahead of the World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    Amid COVID-19 crisis, ILO and UNICEF call to ‘Protect Children, Now More than Ever’

  5. Article

    In times of COVID-19, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are taking action to protect the most vulnerable from child labour during crisis management and recovery

    12 June 2020

    COVID-19 presents unprecedented risks to the rights and safety and development of children. Many children in child labour are at risk of entering more hidden or hazardous forms of work or working longer hours. The crisis can also push millions of vulnerable children into child labour, having to contribute to family income at too young an age. These examples from Latin America and the Caribbean demonstrate action taken by governments and partners to protect children from child labour and build back a better future for all children.

  6. News

    European Commision message on World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    12 June 2020

  7. World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    FAO marks the World Day Against Child Labour with call to step up efforts to protect children in times of the crisis

    12 June 2020

  8. World Day Against Child Labour

    COVID-19 and Child Labour: Looking forward in times of crisis

    12 June 2020

    The 2020 World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour, while looking forward to the International Year on the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021. On the occasion of the World Day, a high-level virtual debate discuss the importance of protecting children from child labour in COVID-19 response and recovery plans.

  9. © UNICEF/IRAQ 2020

    Press release

    Joint Statement by the ILO and UNICEF on World Day Against Child Labour in Iraq

    12 June 2020

  10. Article

    World Day Against Child Labour – responding to COVID-19 in the Arab States

    12 June 2020

    On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO in the Arab States sheds light on key projects addressing child labour in the region, and measures taken in some countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.