Work situations that deny fundamental principles and rights at work or that put at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity or security of workers or subject households to conditions of poverty are unacceptable.
They have high economic, social and political costs for society in any country. Across all regions, some categories of workers are more vulnerable to being trapped into taking on unacceptable forms of work than others. The training activities of the Centre seek to better equip ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders to protect both women and men workers from unacceptable forms of work, with an emphasis on categories of workers for whom protection needs are acute, in particular women in global supply chains, and migrant, construction, agricultural and domestic workers. Special attention is paid to the fight against child labour, forced labour and trafficking.
In 2014, the ILO launched the "Fair Recruitment Initiative" to help prevent human trafficking, protect the rights of workers (including migrant workers) from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment and placement process, reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development gains. Read More
Cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed in keynote lectures with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. Read More
Child labour is a barrier to the achievement of an inclusive and equitable quality education and to lifelong learning opportunities for all. Read More
The ITCILO organizes a unique global forum on “Child labour and working conditions in small-scale mining”
In conjunction with the International Labour Organization's CARING Gold Mining Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the first ever Inter-Regional Knowledge-Sharing Forum to discuss issues of child labour and working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) was held in Manila from 28 to 30 May 2019. Read More
“Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!”
This year’s World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), celebrated on 12 June, has been an opportunity to reflect on the history of the movement to end child labour, its progress and challenges, and to advocate for rapid progress in achieving universal ratification of the child labour Conventions and SDG Target 8.7. Read More