International Labour Organization Essay

6363 Words Jan 17th, 2009 26 Pages

First of all we would like to thank Almighty Allah for giving us the courage and ability to complete this report.We would like to express our gratitude to all those who gave us the possibility to complete this report. We want to thank the Department of management sciences of our university for giving us an opportunity to commence this project in the first instance and to do the necessary research work.
We are deeply indebted to our supervisor Sir Muzammil Aftab whose help, stimulating suggestions and encouragement helped us all for writing this report.Especially, we would like to give our special thanks to the staff of ILO for cooperating with us and giving us all the relevant data according to our project obligation.
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Not all work done by children should be classified as child labour that is to be targeted for elimination. Children’s or adolescents’ participation in work that does not affect their health and personal development or interfere with their schooling, is generally regarded as being something positive. This includes activities such as helping their parents around the home, assisting in a family business or earning pocket money outside school hours and during school holidays. These kinds of activities contribute to children’s development and to the welfare of their families; they provide them with skills and experience, and help to prepare them to be productive members of society during their adult life.

ILO’s Response to Child Labour

The ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) was created in 1992 with the overall goal of the progressive elimination of child labour, which was to be achieved through strengthening the capacity of countries to deal with the problem and promoting a worldwide movement to combat child labour. IPEC currently has operations in 88 countries, with an annual expenditure on technical cooperation projects that reached over US$74 million in 2006. It is the largest programme of its kind globally and the biggest single operational programme of the ILO.

The number and range of IPEC’s partners have expanded over the years and now include employers’ and workers’ organizations, other

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