Articles

2021

  1. Focus on WIND: an ILO integrated approach to eliminate child labour in cocoa farming

    06 October 2021

    Abidjan (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) through the ACCEL Africa project (Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in African Supply Chains), and its partners from the National Agency for Rural Development (ANADER), the Coffee and Cocoa Council and the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection, carried out a mission from 27 September to 1 October 2021 in Soubré in the west of Côte d'Ivoire to monitor and update the individual and community work plans of the training pairs whose role is to improve the living and working conditions of actors in the cocoa value chain according to the WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) approach.

  2. International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) partner to eliminate child labour through school improvements and access to education

    01 October 2021

    This partnership comes at a critical time, as COVID-19 has contributed to rising rates of school dropouts, including because of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as periodic school closures.

  3. ILO promotes the extension of Universal Health Coverage to rural households in cocoa-producing areas

    22 September 2021

    In Côte d'Ivoire, the project focuses on the "cocoa supply chain" in the sub-prefecture of Soubré and M'batto and includes a social protection component. This component aims to find ways to strengthen the social protection of families on cocoa farms and thus improve decent working conditions for the adult workforce, which would have a direct impact on reducing child labour.

  4. Opening remarks by Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General, Regional Director for Africa at the event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    I commit the Office to work as one ILO to mainstream child labour issues into all relevant areas of work of the Abidjan Declaration implementation plan, in order to maximize our contribution to ending child labour in Africa. We will work closely with our tripartite Constituents to do so

  5. Media Advisory- Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    18 June 2021

    Join us for a regional virtual event to commemorate the World Day against Child Labour.

  6. ILO launches socio-professional reintegration activities for young people exposed to child labour in Mali

    16 June 2021

    This action programme aims to contribute to the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and clothing value chain in Mali, in the communes of Kignan, Kourouma, Kléla (circle of Sikasso, region of Sikasso) and the communes of Bla, Touna, Diéna (circle of Bla, region of Ségou) through the vocational training and socio-economic integration of 300 children

  7. Supporting Children's Rights through Education, Art and Media (SCREAM) in Egypt.

    13 June 2021

    The video includes interviews with a number of boys and girls describing their experience as being exposed to child labour. In addition, it includes interviews with the staff of Child Labour Center staff on their role and reflection on the programme. SCREAM included puppet theater, interactive theater and art exhibition of children on child labour.

  8. Malawian Children Trafficked to Mozambique in Search of Jobs

    12 June 2021

    This article uncovers a new form of exploitation where some families in Malawi are giving away their children to herd animals and work in crop fields in Mozambique at the expense of their right to education.

  9. How COVID-19 has Accelerated Child Labour in the Construction Sector

    12 June 2021

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) forced child labour laws and law enforcers on a halt. As government announced a total lockdown, the construction sector was considered an essential service in Uganda so it was one of those that continued to operate in this period. However, other sectors which would have checked child labour in the construction sector were shut down. This promoted child labour.

  10. How can individuals act to eliminate child labour in their communities?

    04 June 2021

    We children and youth of today, need to be well educated, we need to dream, we need to be healthy so that we can good leaders tomorrow, and all this is only possible if you, our dear parents, allow us to do so.

  11. Journalists have a key role to play in the collective effort to eliminate child labour

    04 June 2021

    Through the Accel Africa Reporting on child labour in Africa course, learners are introduced to a number of different issues, including international labour standards, ethical reporting of child-related information, or collecting testimonies from vulnerable sources of information. They also learn about the relevant context of child labour in agricultural supply chains, such as in the tobacco, cotton or cocoa industries.

  12. Uganda's National Plan of Action on Child Labour will strengthen country's prevention and protection of children at risk and working children mechanisms.

    01 June 2021

    The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni had launched the National Employment Policy (2011), the National Child Labour Policy (2006) and the Second National Plan of Action for the Elimination of Child Labour (NAP II 2020/21 - 2024/25) during the national commemoration of the International Labour Day.

  13. ILO supports Tanzania’s 1st degree level apprenticeship programme

    01 June 2021

    Did you know that apprenticeships training programmes are the oldest mode of training? Imagine a young tailor learning the craft from her mother or the neighborhood master tailor. Historically, apprenticeships helped to ease the school-to-work transition for young people, however, apprenticeships remain very relevant today. In the context of a fast changing world of work and technological advancements, apprenticeships can empower both youth and older workers to acquire new skills, re-skill and up-skill throughout their working lives.

  14. The ILO strengthens the capacities of the members of the Association of Working Children and Youth (AEJT) on the fight against child labour in Kayes and Sikasso.

    31 May 2021

    The International Labour Office (ILO) has organised a capacity-building workshop for members of the Association of Working Children and Youth (AEJT) to better take into account child labour in local development programs.

  15. ILO builds the capacity of agricultural and labour administration experts on the participatory action-oriented approach in Soubré

    16 May 2021

    The ILO's Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour (Accel Africa) project conducted a training workshop to build the capacity of agricultural experts and labour administrators on the participatory action-oriented approach to better protect cocoa farmers from occupational accidents and diseases through the WIND approach successfully implemented in three communities in the Mbatto cocoa growing area.

  16. Online training to improve prevention strategies against COVID-19

    21 April 2021

    Restrictive measures against COVID-19 prevented SCORE Training from taking place as normal face-to-face. However, SCORE trainers were trained early in the use of e-learning and online tools, and used their newly acquired skills to innovate in continuing to deliver SCORE Training. In Zimbabwe, Calundike Exports was able to experience online training and took advantage of the new SCORE Training module - COVID-19 Safety & Health at Work - to put in place the most important measures to protect its employees and ensure business continuity.

  17. ILO Supports Nigeria in Achieving its 2021 Action Pledge on the Elimination of Child Labour

    18 April 2021

    The Federal Government of Nigeria, with the support of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), launches the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (IYECL) and validates the National Policy on Child Labour and the National Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour (2021 – 2025) to reduce the rate of child labour in the country

  18. Communication, prevention measures and adaptations of Mauritian SMEs against COVID-19

    07 April 2021

    Using the SCORE module - COVID-19 Safety & Health at Work - enterprises in Mauritius implement the necessary measures to protect their employees from the risk of the virus spreading, while strengthening their communication and preparing for recovery.

  19. How capacity building and greater employee involvement can address low productivity in the Ethiopian garment sector

    23 March 2021

    The textile and garment sector in Ethiopia is undergoing a substantial boom right now, and this growth needs to be accompanied by improvements in working conditions and productivity. This case study shows how SCORE Training helps SMEs address the problems that lead to low productivity.

  20. Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world: Women in the garment and textile industry

    03 March 2021

    The garment and textile industry is one of the sectors hit hard by Covid-19, affecting thousands of factory workers. As the industry slowly reopens, the ILO Siraye programme continue to deliver its programme intervention and reach more female workers to achieve its gender objectives.