News on child labour

2006

  1. Press release

    Media Advisory: ILO to launch major new report on child labour

    21 April 2006

    A global report providing new estimates of the number of child labourers worldwide and regionally, and analyzing progress to date in the struggle against child labour, is to be released on 4 May by the International Labour Office (ILO) here and around the world.

2005

  1. Press release

    Eliminating child labour in Latin America will produce major economic benefits, says new ILO study

    22 September 2005

    Eliminating child labour in Latin America within the next 20 years could generate an estimated US$340 billion in economic benefit as a result of children's improved access to universal education and better health care, according to a new study by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  2. Press release

    ILO-IPEC nominated inventor of new ergonomic loom honored with 2005 Tech Museum Award New loom is helping reduce child labour in carpet weaving sector

    21 September 2005

    The inventor of a new "ergonomic" loom that will help reduce the use of child labour in the carpet weaving sector by improving the working conditions and incomes of adult weavers has been awarded the 2005 Tech Museum Prize for pioneering work that benefits society through the use or development of new technologies.

  3. Press release

    ILO urges ban on child labour in small-scale mines and quarries Initiative is part of World Day Against Child Labour activities to be held worldwide

    09 June 2005

    Workers, employers and governments are to join the International Labour Organization (ILO) in marking the World Day Against Child Labour this year by calling for the elimination of child labour in one of the world's most dangerous sectors - small-scale mining and quarrying - within five to 10 years.

  4. Press release

    Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain visit ILO Headquarters King Juan Carlos I calls for child labour to be vigorously condemned and combated

    08 March 2005

  5. Press release

    King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain to visit the ILO Will mark 10th Anniversary of Spain’s cooperation with ILO child labour programme

    03 March 2005

    Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain will attend a special Session at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday, March 8, to commemorate 10 years of cooperation between Spain and the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC).

  6. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour 2005 to focus on child labour in mines and quarries

    25 February 2005

    The plight of children who work in mines and quarries that are often dangerous, dirty and can post a grave risk to their health and safety will be the focus of the fourth World Day Against Child Labour, scheduled for 12 June 2005, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said today.

  7. News

    ILO Tsunami Response Tsunami: ILO/IPEC project on vulnerability of children to worst forms of child labour

    10 February 2005

    On February 8, the United States Department of Labour approved a new $1.5 million project to address vulnerability of children to worst forms of child labour following the Tsunami disaster in Aceh.

  8. Video

    Gilberto Gil Against Child Labour

    06 January 2005

    Brazil's minister of culture, Gilberto Gil, brings his musical talents to the fight against child labour. Directed by the Brazilian film-maker, Fernando Meirelles (O2 Films), Gilberto Gil sings a special version of a famous Brazilian song, written by Paulo Tatit, "Comida" (Food) from the Pop Group Titãs. He performs alongside children who have been withdrawn from work and who are beneficiaries of the Brazilian Programme to Combat Child Labour (PETI). This public service announcement was produced by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Brazilian Ministries of Culture and Social Development.

2004

  1. News

    World scouting to work with ILO against child labour

    10 December 2004

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) have agreed to cooperate at enhancing children's participation and youth empowerment to eliminate child labour though the participation of the Scouts in the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO/IPEC).