ILO Contributions to achieve Target 8.7

In Target 8.7 leaders committed to:
"Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms."

This call to action presents a unique opportunity to bring about a world free of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. It is a call to work together in innovative new ways.

ILO work to achieve Target 8.7

  1. ILO Flagship Programme 

    International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour (IPEC+)

    The ILO’s Flagship Programmes make the best use of resources and provide effective, efficient and sustainable services to member States. They have a greater impact through larger scale activities and build capacity more efficiently through economies of scale.

    In line with Sustainable Development Target 8.7, IPEC+ focuses on the elimination of child labour in all its forms by 2025 and the eradication of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030.

  2. ILO Initiative

    8.7 Accelerator Lab

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab gives governments evidence-based policy guidance on SDG target 8.7: eradicating forced and child labour. It pools successful strategies, innovative tools, platforms and funding to accelerate progress.

  3. RTA Project

    From Research to Action

    Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour

    The RTA Project aims at accelerating the use of rigorous research by policymakers and practitioners in support to efforts to tackle child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking around the world. In support of this effort, the project focuses on four outcomes related to child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking on knowledge, advocacy, capacity-building and global action.

  4. MAP16 Project

    Reducing child labour and forced labour

    Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour

    The MAP16 project aims to build and apply the critical knowledge needed to inform policy choices to combat child labour and forced labour and to support measures to address these challenges in key countries, regions and sectors.

2020 Global Estimates of Child Labour

  1. Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

    Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.

2021 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

  1. 2021 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

    Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organisation for Migration.

Partnerships

  1. Alliance 8.7

    For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

  2. Child Labour Platform

    A business-led forum for tackling child labour in supply chains.

  3. ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour

    Driving action, scale and sustainability through collaboration

  4. Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour

    The mission of the Regional Initiative is to declare Latin America and the Caribbean the first developing Region in the world to be free of child labor by 2025.

Campaigns and advocacy

  1. World Day Against Child Labour

    Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour.

  2. 50 for Freedom

    Support the international treaty to end modern slavery.

  3. Fair recruitment Initiative

    Fostering fair recruitment practices, preventing human trafficking and reducing the costs of labour migration.

  4. "Music against Child Labour" Initiative

    The Initiative calls on musicians worldwide to dedicate a concert or song to the struggle against child labour.

  5. International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    The International Year was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019.

  6. Red Card to Child Labour

    The ILO decided to use the symbol of the red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour.

Global Conferences on Child Labour

The Global Conferences on Child Labour are spaces for joint dialogue, sharing of good practices and policy reflexion between governments, social partners, international organizations and civil society organizations on the progress made on the elimination of child labour and to agree on the way forward to accelerate its elimination.

  1. 5th Global Conference on Child Labour, Durban 2022

    5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour 
    Durban, 15-20 May 2022

  2. IV Global Conference on Child Labour, Buenos Aires 2017

    Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires, 14-16 November 2017

  3. III Global Conference on Child Labour, Brasilia 2013

    Towards a child labour-free world
    Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013

  4. II Global Conference on Child Labour, The Hague 2010

    Towards a world without child labour – Mapping the road to 2016
    The Hague, 10-11 May 2010

  5. I International Conference on Child Labour, Oslo 1997

    Oslo, 27-30 October 1997