News

2012

  1. News

    Unravelling the cycle of bonded labour in Afghanistan

    07 February 2012

    According to a new ILO report launched in Kabul on 7 February 2012, Afghan brick kilns heavily rely on debt bondage of adults and children. Even when families make progress toward paying back loans, the perpetual need for more advances (often for medical purposes or basic necessities), keep most families tied to their employers. Bonded labour of adults and children in brick kilns is one of the most prevalent, yet least known forms of hazardous labour in Afghanistan. The new ILO study on the phenomenon, Buried in Bricks, marks the first attempt to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of bonded labour in two provinces of the country, Kabul and Nangarhar.

  2. Q&A

    Buried in bricks: Bonded labour in Afghanistan

    06 February 2012

    Bonded labour of adults and children in brick kilns is one of the most prevalent, yet least known forms of hazardous labour in Afghanistan. A new ILO study on the phenomenon marks the first attempt to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of bonded labour in two provinces of the country. ILO Online spoke with Samuel Hall consulting, lead author of the study.

  3. Presentation

    World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2012: Human rights and social justice - Let's end child labour (Presentation)

    01 February 2012

2011

  1. Presentation

    Annex : Presentations

    01 December 2011

    Powerpoint presentations of the Manual.

  2. News

    Labour Ministry launches school retention and child labour prevention programme

    28 November 2011

    Over 300 school children benefit from free transportation

  3. News

    USDOL grants ILO USD 17.5 million to combat child and forced labour

    03 October 2011

    The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has signed two cooperative agreements granting the International Labour Organization USD 17.5 million to support activities to combat child and forced labour around the world.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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”

  7. 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