News on child labour

2023

  1. Commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour

    ILO & UNICEF call for urgent measures to stop the worst forms of child labour

    12 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have renewed their call for the prioritization of social safety nets and provision of quality social services to help protect children against the worst forms of child labour in Timor-Leste.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Children leave work, return to school and gain access to safe spaces through ILO project in Jordan

    12 June 2023

    Through the establishment of local committees and centres across Jordan, the ILO has been addressing child labour in the country’s agricultural sector. It supported communities and families to send hundreds of Jordanians and Syrian refugee children back to school, and provided them with access to support services.

  3. © ILO 2024

    Voices

    I was a child labourer, now I work to prevent it

    12 June 2023

    Daniel Berruezo knows first-hand what child labour is. He worked from the age of seven in Argentina’s tobacco sector in the province of Salta. Now he is part of a regional effort to eliminate child labour through his work at Salta’s Ministry of Labour.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    To bring social justice to all we must end child labour

    12 June 2023

    On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2023, the ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo calls on the international community to support greater social justice and step up the fight against child labour.

  5. Press release

    Development cooperation between ILO and Saudi Arabia enters new phase

    08 June 2023

    A letter of intent was signed on the side-lines of the International Labour Conference to launch Phase II of a joint ILO-Saudi development cooperation programme, under which the ILO will provide support in analysis, policy and capacity development.

  6. Article

    Skills training and financial empowerment: The antidote to child labour in India

    29 May 2023

    The ILO’s MAP16 project adopted a Convergence Model to empower rescued child labour and their families, socially and economically.

  7. Video

    A song by children in Türkiye to help elimination of child labour

    22 April 2023

  8. Article

    Mobile phones, digital training and financial education to address child labour in rural West Africa

    17 April 2023

    The power of technology is being harnessed in Mali to deliver free audio messages on child labour, including new content specifically relating to financial education, to address one of the major root causes of child labour: poverty. The financial education component aims to improve farmers’ knowledge of and increase their access to financial services.

  9. News

    ILO delivers training courses on combating child labour to the field staff of the FERRERO Farming Values Programme

    13 April 2023

    Training aims enhancing the knowledge and experience of the staff in combating child labour in the hazelnut supply chain.

  10. Article

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab joins the COTECCO project to reinforce the impact of the Private Sector Working Groups in two key mining provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    31 March 2023