Resolution 73/327, International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021 (adopted by United Nations General Assembly on July 25, 2019).
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 73/327 declared 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention No. 182, International Labour Organization (1999)
ILO Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labor requires ratifying states to eliminate the worst forms of child labor and slavery. It is the first ILO Convention to achieve universal ratification.
Worst Forms of Child Labour Recommendation, International Labour Organization (1999)
The provisions of this Recommendation supplement the International Labour Organizations’s Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999.
Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989. The Convention addresses the rights of children and the responsibilities of governments to enable and protect these rights.
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography (2000)
This Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on May 25, 2000, provides that State Parties shall prohibit the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (2000)
This Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child aims to protect children from recruitment and use in hostilities. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on May 25, 2000.
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000)
The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime is the main international instrument combatting transnational organized crime. This Protocol supplementing the Convention addresses trafficking in persons as a transnational organized crime while focusing on women and children. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 15, 2000.
Minimum Age Convention No. 138, International Labour Organization (1973)
ILO Convention No. 138 calls for the effective abolition of child labor and to raise progressively the minimum age for admission to employment or work to a level consistent with the fullest physical and mental development of young persons.
Alliance 8.7 is the global partnership for eradicating forced labor, modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labor around the world. Target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals calls for us to work together to end the recruitment and use of child labor by 2025.
COVID-19 and Child Labour: A Time of Crisis, A Time to Act, ILO and UNICEF (2020)
A report with recommended actions that governments can take to prevent and eliminate child labor in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global estimates of child labour: Results and trends, 2012-2016, International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva, 2017
The fifth edition of the ILO’s quadrennial report series on global estimates of child labor describes the scale and key characteristics of child labor in the world today as well as changes in the global child labor situation over time.
Global Regulation of Corporate Conduct: Effective Pursuit of a Slave-Free Supply Chain
Global Regulation of Corporate Conduct: Effective Pursuit of a Slave-Free Supply Chain by Dr. Roza Pati, founder and director of The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy, was published in American University Law Review, Vol. 68, Iss. 5, Art. 8, in 2019.
Ending Child Labour, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains (2019)
This 2019 Report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labor, forced labor and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the ILO, the OECD, IOM and UNICEF.
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor’s annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs.
List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) “maintains a list of products and their source countries which it has a reasonable basis to believe are produced by forced or indentured child labor, pursuant to Executive Order 13126. This List is intended to ensure that U.S. federal agencies do not procure goods made by forced or indentured child labor. Under procurement regulations, federal contractors who supply products on the List must certify that they have made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to produce the items supplied.”