News

2011

  1. Article

    The impact of pesticide exposure on child labourers in agriculture

    22 June 2011

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO held a side event during the conference (on 22 June at 13:00) to highlight the impact of pesticide exposure on children, and child labourers in particular. ILO News spoke to Paola Termine, ILO Technical specialist on child labour in agriculture, who is also coordinating the International partnership for cooperation on child labour in agriculture, ahead of the meeting.

  2. News

    ILO and FAO panel to highlight impact of pesticide exposure on child labourers in agriculture

    21 June 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlighted the impact of pesticides exposure on child labourers in agriculture during an international conference which was held in Geneva on Wednesday, 22 June 2011.

  3. Press release

    World day against child labour 2011 in Thailand

    19 June 2011

    A seminar on “Creative operational campaign against child labour in hazardous work”

  4. Article

    Philippines’ fight against hazardous child labour goes on-line

    12 June 2011

    (Manila, Philippines) Rodel Morcozo, a former child labour, now works for Senator Loren Legarda and is a strong advocate against child labour. To fight against child labour, the Philippines launched an internet site-- Child Labor Knowledge Sharing System. By Minette Rimando, Information Officer, ILO Country Office for the Philippines

  5. Video

    Video Highlights of World Day Against Child Labour ILO Events

    10 June 2011

    A press conference launching the ILO report: "Children in hazardous work - What We know, What we need to do" marked World Day Against Child Labour. Speaking at the press conference were Constance Thomas, Director the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and Frank Hagemann, Chief of Policy and Research at IPEC. A panel discussion followed with Enoch T Mensah, Ghanas Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Dagoberto Lima Godoy, spokesman for the Employers Group at the 100th International Labour Conference and N.M. Adyantha, spokesman for the Workers Group at the 100th International Labour Conference. Schoolchildren from Geneva gathered in front of the United Nations Geneva headquarters to celebrate global efforts to end child labour.

  6. Video interview

    Eliminating Hazardous Child Labour: An Interview with the ILO's Constance Thomas

    10 June 2011

    ILO TV interviews Constance Thomas, Director of the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour. In a new report issued for World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organization warns that a staggeringly high number of children are still caught in hazardous work - some 115 million of the world's 215 million child labourers - and calls for urgent action to halt the practice.

  7. Video News Release

    India: Working Together to End Hazardous Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    Around 115 million boys and girls under the age of 18 are involved in hazardous child labour. Making a change is possible. In India both employers and trade unions are actively involved in the fight against child labour, especially when it comes to keeping children out of hazardous work.

  8. Press release

    World Day Against Child Labour 2011 – ILO calls for urgent action against hazardous forms of child labour

    10 June 2011

    In a new report issued for World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warns that a staggeringly high number of children are still caught in hazardous work – some 115 million of the world’s 215 million child labourers – and calls for urgent action to halt the practice.

  9. Article

    Questions and answers on Children in hazardous work

    10 May 2011

    The 2011 World Day Against Child Labour will provide a global spotlight on hazardous child labour. The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that 115 million children are involved in hazardous work. This is work that by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm children’s health, safety or morals.

  10. Presentation

    World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2011: Warning! Children in hazardous work - End child labour (Presentation)

    01 April 2011