The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention prohibits the worst forms of child labour and requires its signatories to take counteractive measures. It is one of eight fundamental ILO conventions on the protection of labour standards.
The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No.182) was adopted in 1999 and became effective in November 2000. Parties to the Convention commit to take direct domestic action on eliminating and prohibiting the worst forms of child labour. These include for instance slavery, sexual exploitation, the use of children for illegal activities as well as work which is likely to harm the health or safety of a child. However, State Parties are required to adjust the definition to their local circumstances. The Committee of Experts is responsible for monitoring and supervising the effective implementation of the Convention. It is supported by the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) which helps country’s with effectively implementing the Convention. The Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention is part of the 15 core conventions covered under the GSP regulation.CEACR / ILO