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Child Labour Programmes

Ending child labour in supply chains is everyone's business

Child labour can be difficult to see…

Multinational enterprises may be linked to child labour in international supply chains – through their own facilities, suppliers or subcontractors – or simply by having operations in areas where child labour is common. Child labour is driven in many cases by family and community poverty, caused by a lack of decent work for adults and youth of legal working age, often linked to insufficient sourcing prices paid to supplier companies.

As a multisectoral initiative, the CLP provides hard-to-find intelligence and practical support to address on-the-ground realities in different sectors.

  • Agriculture, including cash crops (e.g. cotton, cocoa, hazelnut, sugar cane or palm oil) and fisheries
  • Mining and quarrying, including artisanal and small scale mining
  • Textile and garment
  • Recycling

The CLP links its members with ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child labour and Forced Labour (IPEC+). This partnership gives members the opportunity to prevent, assess and remediate child labour in their supply chains where IPEC+ operates.

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Get into a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the ILO

Through public-private partnerships, the ILO supports enterprises directly to address child labour in their supply chains. PPPs are an effective and collaborative way for companies and mayor buyers to improve performance, become more sustainable and align their practices with codes of conduct relating to child labour.

Want to know more?

Find out more on PPPs at For more information on how to partner with the ILO, please contact us.

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