ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations


November 2012

  1. Training course on child labour in agriculture: “Harvesting a future without child labour: Eliminating harmful practices in agriculture”

    26 - 30 November 2012, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

    This one-week course takes a broad view on child labour in agriculture with an emphasis on the policy options to eliminate this practice and promote safer and more sustainable production processes. Participants will have gained knowledge on child labour in agriculture, including fisheries and aquaculture, forestry and livestock rearing, and on the strategies for mainstreaming child labour issues into rural development programs, policies and activities. The course will also address occupational safety and health (OSH) issues specific to child labour in agriculture and participants will learn how to carry out and implement an OSH risk assessment. Teaching language English. For further information, contact Laura Biscaro at

October 2012

  1. Training course on child labour and education: “Achieving education for all and eliminating child labour”

    1 - 5 October 2012, ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

    Child labour is a barrier to education for all. This course explores policy measures and programmes to remove barriers to education that working children face. It will be of interest to officials responsible for public education policy and planning; representatives of Ministries of Labour, workers’ representatives; employers’ representatives and international and national organisations concerned with child labour and education.

July 2012

  1. International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture

    28 - 30 July 2012, at the Double Tree Hotel, Washington D.C., USA

    Global March Against Child Labour as a part of its strategic targeting of agriculture as a priority is organizing an International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture.

June 2012

  1. Labour Inspection Management Workshop

    28 June 2012, Amari Orchid Pattaya, Thailand

    A 3-day consultation meeting co-organized by the ILO/IPEC project "Addressing child labour in the shrimp and seafood processing areas in Thailand" and the Department of Labour Protection of the Ministry of Labour on issues concerning labour administration and inspection needs.

  2. Commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour 2012 in Indonesia

    20 - 30 June 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO through its Child Labour and Education Project will conduct a series of activities to commemorate the World Day at the national level in Indonesia with a variety of activities throughout June 2012.

  3. Workers' Voices in the Thai Shrimp and Seafood Processing Sector Consultation Meeting

    17 June 2012, The Color Living Hotel, Samut Prakarn, Thailand

    A one day meeting with representatives of the trade unions from the fishing, shrimp and seafood processing to discuss working conditions and workers' welfare in the sector. Organized by the ILO-IPEC initiative "Addressing Child Labour in the Shrimp and Seafood Processing Areas in Thailand".

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

    Thai Frozen Foods Association members commit to the elimination of child labour in the industry. The association will launch a policy aimed to encourage responsible business practices and promote conditions of work that provide a safe and motivating working environment that is free of child labour and uphold and promote national labour laws and relevant international labour standards. The launch will be on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour which this year focuses on Human Rights and Social Justice. Let's end Child Labour!

  5. World Day Against Child Labour 2012

    12 June 2012, Worldwide

    This year the World Day Against Child Labour will provide a spotlight on the right of all children to be protected from child labour and from other violations of fundamental human rights. In 2010 the international community adopted a Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016, which stressed that child labour is an impediment to children’s rights and a barrier to development. World Day 2012 will highlight the work that needs to be done to make the roadmap a reality.

  6. IPEC-Thailand: Dialoguing with NGOs Partners

    7 - 8 June 2012, Rembrandt Hotel and Towers Bangkok, Thailand

    The project ILO-IPEC "Addressing child labour issues in the shrimp and seafood sector in Thailand" will dialogue with selected NGOs partners operating in the provinces of Samut Sakhon, Surat Thani, Songhklha and Nakhon Si Thammarat on issues related to child labour, education and livelihood services.

May 2012

  1. Side event on child labour in agriculture at the IUF 26th World Congress

    16 May 2012, International Conference Center, Geneva, Switzerland (Room TBA, 13:00 - 14:30)

    The IUF and the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture organized a special side event on child labour and agriculture and the role of trade unions in eliminating this global ill.

  2. Dealing with Labour Issues in Export Supply Chains – Labour Rights and CSR – The Case of Thailand.

    4 May 2012, Amari Watergate, Bangkok, Thailand

    Jointly organized by the ILO-IPEC programme and ECOT, the meeting will be an opportunity to provide better understanding of labour and human rights issues in supply chains as well as proactive approaches to address these issues in industry and businesses in Thailand. The half-day meeting is part of a partnership between the ILO and the Royal Thai Government to work on the issues of child labour, forced labour and improvements of working conditions and competitiveness of businesses in Thailand.

April 2012

  1. Meeting of the Child Labour Platform / UN Global Compact Labour Working Group

    17 April 2012, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland

    This one-day, multi-stakeholder, multi-sector meeting of the Child Labour Platform / UN Global Compact Labour Working Group will introduce participants to approaches in tackling child labour and highlight opportunities for further collaboration.

February 2012

  1. National consultation combating child labour in fisheries in Cambodia

    22 - 24 February 2012, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia

    The Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MoAFF) of Cambodia, with technical and financial support provided by the ILO and FAO, will organize a national consultation in Phnom Pehn, from 22-24 February 2012. In this three-day consultation will participate key stakeholders of the Fisheries Administration from central and provincial levels, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, community fisheries representatives, related local authorities, agencies and NGOs.

December 2011

  1. Global South-South Development Expo 2011: ILO Solution Exchange Forum on social protection, decent work and food security

    6 December 2011, Rome, Italy - FAO Headquarters (Red Room, 13:00–15:30)

    As part of the forthcoming 2011 Global South-South Development Expo, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will be hosting a Solution Exchange Forum on social protection, decent work and food security.

November 2011

  1. New standards on child labour for Thailand

    16 - 17 November 2011, Hua Hin, Thailand

    Establishing new regulations and standards covering hazardous child labour in Thailand, particularly in agriculture and the shrimp, fisheries and related industries, will be the focus of a technical workshop to be held 16-17 November in Hua Hin.

September 2011

  1. Training course on "Analysing child labour data"

    12 - 16 September 2011, ITCILO; Turin, Italy

    Training course for Government officials with responsibility for producing or analysing data on child labour; social partners working with data on child labour; staff from international organizations responsible for the monitoring of child labour.

June 2011

  1. ILO and FAO side event on "Vulnerable groups and pesticides exposure: Joining forces to reduce hazardous child labour in agriculture"

    22 - 22 June 2011, Geneva, 1 pm - 3 pm, Centre International de Conférences (CICG)

    This meeting aims to draw attention towards the linkage between chemicals exposure and hazardous child labour. This side event is being organized during the next Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention. The Rotterdam Convention promotes shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among Parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm; and contributes to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous chemicals, by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics, by providing for a national decision-making process on their import and export and by disseminating these decisions to Parties.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour 2011 in Thailand

    19 June 2011, Samut Prakarn, Thailand

    Event of the world day, “Creative operational campaign against child labour in hazardous work,” was organized on 19th June 2011 at Tesco Lotus in Samut Prakarn Province, a neighbouring province of Bangkok. This public awareness raising seminar was co-organised by the National Council of Thai Labour (NCTL) and the Employers’ Confederation of Thailand (ECOT).

© 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions | Privacy policy | Disclaimer