Number of children without critical social protection increasing globally – ILO and UNICEF
Multiple crises set to plunge more children into poverty creating an urgent need to scale-up social protection, new report warns.
Our impact, their voices
The mica dust made me sick, I’m glad to be back at school
When Suman Kumari was 13 her father became ill and the family fell into debt. When COVID-19 hit and with creditors at the door, she joined her mother at her workplace processing mica, a mineral dust used in cosmetics, paints and electronics. An ILO project has helped her return to school.
From child labour and forced labour to dreams of a better future
Today, more than 160 million children are in child labour and 28 million people are in forced labour. What do they need? How do they feel? And who is helping them?
Global Estimates of Child Labour
Understanding child labour statistics
While the percentage of children in child labour has remained unchanged over the four year period, the absolute number has increased by over 8 million.
Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour
The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.
Joint ILO-UNICEF report
Number of children without critical social protection increasing globally
01 March 2023
Director-General's mission to Côte d'Ivoire
ILO Director-General welcomes Côte d'Ivoire's action on social protection
27 February 2023
ILO/UNICEF to release report assessing levels of social protection for children
24 February 2023
ACCEL Africa Regional Conference: Knowledge Sharing for Partnerships on the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains
22 - 24 February 2023
Press conference on child labour presents results of study
20 December 2022
The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) holds a press conference to bring attention to the issue of child labour in Mongolia and shares the findings of a recently published qualitative study on the issue.
Advancing Decent Work to end Child Labour in SupplyChains
1 - 2 December 2022
The meeting will bring together businesses across sectors, as well as representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and international organizations. The programme will focus on business responses to tacking the systemic root cause of child labour from adequate wages and income, equal opportunities for women and youth employment.
Model questionnaire for child labour modular surveys
07 March 2023
Employment Working Group
Promoting labour rights and reducing decent work deficits in the BRICS - Presentation
02 March 2023
This presentation held at the 1st meeting of the Employment Working Group provides an overview of the fundamental principles and rights in BRICS countries, some insights into measures taken to realise FPRWs in these countries and some overarching policy considerations.
eLearning tools on child labour
The eLearning tools are designed to help to better understand what child labour is and the key role ILO stakeholders can play.
A mobile application against child labour
Eliminating and preventing child labour: Checkpoints for Companies
This app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a child labour-free operation. There are 18 checkpoints in total, divided into six categories. Each checkpoint provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.