Accelerating action against child labour

Date: 1st June 2010
Category: Right to life, survival and development
Author: International Labour Organization

In 2006, the International Labor Organization (ILO) laid out a Global Action Plan designed to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2016. The plan represented the most ambitious agenda since the 1999 ILO Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention 182.

Four years later, the ILO's Global Report on Child Labor shows mixed results, calling for renewed action and a reexamination of policy options.

On May 25, the Africa Program hosted a roundtable discussion, cosponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, No Limits, the International Labor Rights Forum, and the International Labor Organization, to discuss the latest report released on May 8 in Geneva, and to outline the work that lies ahead.