In its quadrennial Global Report on Child Labour, the ILO said that the global number of child labourers had declined from 222 million to 215 million, or 3 per cent, over the period 2004 to 2008, representing a “slowing down of the global pace of reduction.” The report also expressed concern that the global economic crisis could “further brake” progress toward the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016.
This guide provides links to the most relevant official public policy resources as well as to selected non-governmental websites. See also the ILO's Resource guide on child labour for a comprehensive bibliography on this topic. For other sources of government statistics use the Government Statistics guide.
The two-day conference, organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands in cooperation with the International Labour Organization, was attended by more than 450 delegates from 80 countries. During the closing session the participants adopted a Roadmap aimed at “substantially increasing” global efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.
Understanding Children's Work (UCW) The International Labour Organisation (ILO), UNICEF and the World Bank initiated the inter-agency research project, Understanding Children's Work (UCW), in December 2000.
Listed here are non-governmental websites that have resources relating to child labour. Click on the 'Government information' tab for websites from official sources.