"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 Flagship Programme
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.
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.
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.
Global Estimates of Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery Report
The report focus on two main issues: forced labour and forced marriage. The estimate of forced labour comprises forced labour in the private economy, forced sexual exploitation of adults and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labour. It is the result of a collaborative effort between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). They benefited from inputs provided by other UN agencies, in particular the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Regional Briefs: Africa, Americas, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia
For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.
A business-led forum for tackling child labour in supply chains.
Driving action, scale and sustainability through collaboration
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
Support the international treaty to end modern slavery.
Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour.
Fostering fair recruitment practices, preventing human trafficking and reducing the costs of labour migration.
The Initiative calls on musicians worldwide to dedicate a concert or song to the struggle against 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 the Elimination of Child Labour
Durban, 15-20 May 2022
Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires, 14-16 November 2017
Towards a child labour-free world
Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013
Towards a world without child labour – Mapping the road to 2016
The Hague, 10-11 May 2010
Oslo, 27-30 October 1997