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International Labour Organization - Child Labor
By Jagdish Parikh, for ILO/BIT, 11 February 1997
The combat against child labour has been a priority for the International Labour Organization (ILO) since its inception in 1919. Twelve international labour Conventions have been adopted by ILO member States which have a direct bearing on child labour. Since the early nineties the ILO has mounted a major offensive against it through its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) by assisting member States in carrying out operational activities to solve child labour problems.
BRIEFS:The ILO and Child Labour gives a brief introduction of the aims of the ILO.
The brief on the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) provides factual information on the programme's aims, priority target groups, strategy, partner organizations and geographical coverage.
REPORTS:Child Labour: Targeting the intolerable is a report for the 86th Session International Labour Conference, 1998. This report can be purchased from the Bureau of Publications, ISBN 92-2-110328-5.
The report, Child Labour , is a major policy document, prepared for the Committee on Employment and Social Policy of the ILO's Governing Body in November 1995. It describes (i) the problems of child labour in the world today; (ii) possible action at the country level; and (iii) ILO action against child labour now and in the future.
PRESS KITS:Stop! Child Labour a 1996 Press Kit.
For further information, please contact the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) at Tel: +41.22.799.8181, Fax: +41.22.799.8771 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org