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Regional Integrated Resources Center on Child Labour: CLIC-Africa


The global fight against child labour has stalled since 2016 ... and the number of children in child labour could reach 168.9 million by the end of 2022.
The ILO recently established this Regional Integrated Resource Center on Child Labour (CLIC-Africa) to support and facilitate the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues. It is a clearinghouse for information on child labour issues. Indeed, according to the global estimates 2020 of the number of children in child labour, 86.6 million out of 160 million children in child labour worldwide live in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, almost half of these children do hazardous work.

In this regard, CLIC-Africa aims to:
  • produce training and other technical papers, as well as advocacy materials
  • disseminate them with a view to equipping government, employer, worker representatives and partners to facilitate the effective implementation of NAPs
  • facilitating knowledge sharing on child labour and related issues, including national and regional good practices.
  • provide technical support for the mobilization of national and donor resources for action against child labour, and
  • promote integrated support by ILO units on issues relating to child labour and other decent work deficits.
 
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The ILO collaborates with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on a Capacity Building Workshop for Desk Officers in Nigeria

The training sought to, build the requisite skill of 37 Child Labour Desk Officers and also equip them on the modalities of implementing the Actions Pledged by the Ministry during the launch of International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (IYECL)

Burkina cotton producers adopt a strategic plan against child labour with the support of the CLEAR Cotton project

This UNPCB strategic plan for the elimination of child labour in cotton production was developed by Alassane Traoré, Inspector of Labour and Social Laws and Certified Child Protection Expert with technical and financial support from the ILO through the CLEAR Cotton project

Accelerated action is needed to reverse the dramatic rise in child labour in Africa

One in five African children is engaged in child labour, with more than 80% involved in agriculture, for or alongside family members.
Despite earlier progress, the report shows a dramatic rise in child labour in Africa since 2016. Unless urgent measures are taken, and taken quickly, millions more children remain at risk of being pushed into child labour, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strengthening the evidence base for achieving SDG Target 8.7


The ILO RTA project is developing global and national research agendas through consultations with funding partners, policymakers, and researchers

ILO sheds light upon the role of cooperatives in the elimination of child labour at the Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

The two sessions organized in the framework of the Academy provided insights of the ILO’s work with cooperatives toward the elimination of child labour and presented practical cases of cooperatives that take action to combat child labour

Acting together to end child labour in agriculture

The event will explore region-specific ideas for action, which will inform the design of large-scale programmes, projects, and investments at the country-level. It will also take into account the different sub-sectors of agriculture and food systems at large.

ILO collaborates with NASCENT Research and Development Organisation to implement direct interventions to eliminate child labour within communities in Uganda


The program of action will support children aged 14-17 years in vocational training and provide post-training support and transition from school to work, as well as referral of children to the formal education system.


Responsible Enterprises: Innovative Pathways to Child Labour Elimination

From 18 to 29 October 2021, fourty representatives among Governments, employers’ organizations, businesses, and workers’ organizations from Mali and Côte d’Ivoire engaged in a dialogue and capacity building training to discuss and learn about strategies and actions to promote the elimination of child labour and its root causes in the framework of a holistic approach. 

The CLEAR Cotton project works with the Government of Burkina Faso to say no to child labour

The CLEAR Cotton project and the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Protection committed to the fight against child labour in Burkina Faso during a “Week of Action” to mark World Day Against Child Labour. The event took place in a particularly difficult country context, which is facing a double challenge: a health crisis, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and a security challenge, particularly in the Sahel, Centre-North, East and North regions.

High-level event: “Act Now, End Child Labour!”

The event will explore region-specific ideas for action, which will inform the design of large-scale programmes, projects, and investments at the country-level. It will also take into account the different sub-sectors of agriculture and food systems at large.

Training of Trainers Workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour conducted in Mali

The ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its FUNDAMENTALS Branch joined forces to organize a ToT workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour in Mali in select supply chains. The ToT was carried out from 21 June to 2 July 2021, as part of joint activities undertaken by ILO’s projects

Child labour is on the rise: it’s time to step-up action to end this practice for good

High-level representatives from governments, EU, UN entities and social partners met virtually to exchange good practices on how to end child labour, both within the European Union and in partner countries

Regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa

On Wednesday, March 31, from 12:00 pm to 14:30 pm (GMT), the ILO, the African Union and other stakeholders joined voices to advance towards the achievement of target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda, relating to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.

ILO warns against the persistence of the worst forms of exploitation

Some work, such as mining and deep-sea fishing, is obviously dangerous, while other work, which at first sight may appear harmless, may be similarly hazardous especially for young, undernourished and otherwise vulnerable children

ILO waves "red card" at child labour

GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch its "Red Card to Child Labour" campaign this week to coincide with the start of the 2002 African Cup of Nations that begins Saturday (Jan. 19) in Bamako, Mali.