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Child Labour Platform

The Child Labour Platform is a multisector, multistakeholder forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned in eliminating child labour, particularly in the supply chain. The Platform will deliver training and capacity support, link with global and local initiatives against child labour, and foster practical action that can make a difference in affected communities.

An initiative of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group, the Platform is co-chaired by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), and coordinated by the ILO and the Global Compact Office.

More information on the ILO Website


1. Dialogue and collective learning

Foster the exchange of business, government, workers’ and employers’ organizations and civil society experience in addressing child labour, particularly in supply chains, to support collective learning among Platform members.

2. Implement Principle 5

Identify obstacles for business in implementing the Global Compact principle on child labour, and advise on practical ways to overcome key dilemmas faced by business.

3. Cooperate and link efforts

Catalyze cooperative approaches to address child labour in selected communities and countries, and link efforts undertaken by companies to existing and future country-level institutions and programmes.

4. Develop a global knowledge base

Contribute to building a knowledge base on child labour in supply chains through research and development of general and sector-specific tools and documentation of good practice, and provide input on Global Compact and ILO strategies for mainstreaming good practices.


Companies and relevant organizations are welcomed to join the Child Labour Platform on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions about your organization’s membership in the Child Labour Platform, please contact Benjamin Smith, smithb@ilo.org.

Child Labour Platform - Terms of Reference

Child Labour Platform - Membership Form