News

2022

  1. Travail des enfants

    Accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P) in Mali: 800 beneficiaries received school supply kits and textbooks

    28 July 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), through the ACCEL Africa and CLEAR Cotton projects, with the financial support of the Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities, delivered on July 21, 2022, in Bamako, kits of school supplies and textbooks to 800 children benefiting from the accelerated schooling strategy (SSA/P).

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    Child labour and human trafficking

    Top DJ duo NERVO debut song to raise awareness of child labour and human trafficking

    26 July 2022

    Ahead of World Day Against Human Trafficking, top-ranked female DJ duo NERVO have teamed up with the children’s charity Hopeland and the International Labour Organization to urge action on child vulnerability, child labour and human trafficking.

  3. Child labour

    To fight child labour in Burkina Faso, education stakeholders built their capacities in Koudougou

    22 July 2022

    The Permanent Secretariat of the Accelerated Schooling Strategy (Stratégie de Scolarisation Accélérée/Passerelle - SSA/P) of the Ministry of Education, Literacy and promotion of National Languages of Burkina Faso strengthen its action against child labour. During a workship held from 22 to 24 June 2022 in Koudougou, the stakeholders of the SSA/P, strengthened their knowledge on child labour, with the support of two ILO projects and the Directorate for the Fight against Child Labour of the Ministry of Labour.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour 2022

    Call for Action: Accelerating efforts towards prevention and elimination of child labour

    08 July 2022

    In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), the ILO hosted a symposium under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project.

  5. Article

    Egypt celebrates the World Day Against Child Labour with a solid commitment to supporting eradicating the worst form of Child Labour in the country.

    27 June 2022

    The ACCEL Africa project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower of Egypt, organized an event to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL).

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    World Day Against Child Labour 2022

    ILO Myanmar calls for more action to end child labour

    14 June 2022

    This World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, taking place shortly after the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, ILO Myanmar calls to accelerate multi-stakeholder efforts to prevent and eliminate child labour, with priority given to the worst forms of child labour.

  7. Video

    Bringing education to the cotton fields of Pakistan

    12 June 2022

    In cotton-growing communities of Pakistan, many children were working in the fields because they were deprived of accessible schools. This is why the CLEAR Cotton project partnered with the local government and the NGO Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC) to set up education centres at their doorsteps.

  8. Video

    A girl’s dream out of child labour

    12 June 2022

    In Burkina Faso, Latifatou dreamt of becoming a seamstress to escape poverty and child labour. Thanks to support from the CLEAR Cotton project, her dream is about to come true.

  9. Video

    A parent change of mind about child labour

    12 June 2022

    David Sama took his son out of school to help him in the fields. But thanks to the CLEAR Cotton project, he understood the reasons why children should not work and became an advocate against child labour.

  10. Video

    From fields to school: the voice of young boys from Burkina Faso

    12 June 2022

    Issa and Oumarou had to flee their village because of violence and were at risk of falling into child labour. Until the CLEAR Cotton project enrolled them in an accelerated schooling centre.