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August 2020

  1. Forced labour and fair recruitment

    Global launch: Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment - An ILO Toolkit for Journalists

    12 August 2020

  2. Child Labour

    Alliance 8.7 celebrates the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182

    12 August 2020

    Anousheh Karvar, Chair of the Global Partnership against Child labour, Forced labour, Human trafficking and Modern Slavery (Alliance 8.7) commends the work and commitment of the ILO, its member States and its social partners in achieving the universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. She calls on everyone to seize this opportunity to eradicate all forms of child labour by 2025, in accordance with SDG 8.7.

  3. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO survey on COVID-19’s impact on youth employment

    11 August 2020

    During a four week period from 21 April to 21 May 2020, the ILO and partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth conducted a Global Survey on Youth and COVID-19 focused on four areas: employment, education and training, mental well-being, and rights and voices. The survey provides crucial information on how the pandemic is affecting the lives of young people.

  4. Child Labour

    Millions of children across the globe continue to be exploited

    11 August 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the Worst forms of Child Labour is a milestone, says the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Tomoya Obokata. However countries need to intensify efforts to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    A universal commitment to end child labour

    07 August 2020

    The universal ratification of Convention No. 182 on the Worse Forms of Child Labour by all 187 ILO member States reflects a global commitment to protect children all around the world. With COVID-19 threatening to reverse 20 years of progress, implementation of the Convention is needed more than ever.

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Indigenous peoples can help build a ‘better normal’

    07 August 2020

    9 August commemorates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis but are key partners in building a ‘better normal’ that respects their rights and ensures access to decent work.

  7. Video

    ILO Press Briefing on the Universal Ratification of Convention No.182

    05 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182). A virtual press briefing took place at the ILO on Tuesday 4th of August 2020 at 12.00 GMT (14.00 CEST).

  8. Video

    A remarkable journey to universal ratification – ILO Director-General

    04 August 2020

    Now is the time to deliver on the promise of Convention No. 182 and put an end to child labour in all its forms, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

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    Child Labour

    ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).

  10. Universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 182

    A global commitment to end worst forms of child labour

    04 August 2020

    Convention No. 182 calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including slavery, forced labour and trafficking. It prohibits the use of children in armed conflict, prostitution, pornography, drug trafficking and hazardous work.