ILO Contributions to achieve Target 8.7
"Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms."
This call to action presents a unique opportunity to bring about a world free of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. It is a call to work together in innovative new ways.
ILO work to achieve Target 8.7
ILO Flagship Programme
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour (IPEC+)
The ILO’s Flagship Programmes make the best use of resources and provide effective, efficient and sustainable services to member States. They have a greater impact through larger scale activities and build capacity more efficiently through economies of scale.
In line with Sustainable Development Target 8.7, IPEC+ focuses on the elimination of child labour in all its forms by 2025 and the eradication of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.
8.7 Accelerator Lab
The 8.7 Accelerator Lab gives governments evidence-based policy guidance on SDG target 8.7: eradicating forced and child labour. It pools successful strategies, innovative tools, platforms and funding to accelerate progress.
From Research to Action
Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour
The RTA Project aims at accelerating the use of rigorous research by policymakers and practitioners in support to efforts to tackle child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking around the world. In support of this effort, the project focuses on four outcomes related to child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking on knowledge, advocacy, capacity-building and global action.
Reducing child labour and forced labour
Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour
The MAP16 project aims to build and apply the critical knowledge needed to inform policy choices to combat child labour and forced labour and to support measures to address these challenges in key countries, regions and sectors.
2020 Global Estimates of Child Labour
Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward
Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.
2021 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery
2021 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage
Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organisation for Migration.
ILO topic portal on
For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.
Child Labour Platform
A business-led forum for tackling child labour in supply chains.
ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour
Driving action, scale and sustainability through collaboration
Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour
The mission of the Regional Initiative is to declare Latin America and the Caribbean the first developing Region in the world to be free of child labor by 2025.
Campaigns and advocacy
World Day Against Child Labour
Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour.
50 for Freedom
Support the international treaty to end modern slavery.
Fair recruitment Initiative
Fostering fair recruitment practices, preventing human trafficking and reducing the costs of labour migration.
"Music against Child Labour" Initiative
The Initiative calls on musicians worldwide to dedicate a concert or song to the struggle against child labour.
2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
The 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019.
Red Card to Child Labour
The ILO decided to use the symbol of the red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour.
Global Conferences on Child Labour
The Global Conferences on Child Labour are spaces for joint dialogue, sharing of good practices and policy reflexion between governments, social partners, international organizations and civil society organizations on the progress made on the elimination of child labour and to agree on the way forward to accelerate its elimination.
5th Global Conference on Child Labour, Durban 2022
5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour
Durban, 15-20 May 2022
IV Global Conference on Child Labour, Buenos Aires 2017
Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires, 14-16 November 2017
III Global Conference on Child Labour, Brasilia 2013
Towards a child labour-free world
Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013
II Global Conference on Child Labour, The Hague 2010
Towards a world without child labour – Mapping the road to 2016
The Hague, 10-11 May 2010
I International Conference on Child Labour, Oslo 1997
Oslo, 27-30 October 1997