A Child Labour Resource Centre for Africa Established

The ILO established a Regional Integrated Child Labour Resource Centre on November 30, 2012, to support the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues.

News | 30 November 2012

A Child Labour Resource Centre for Africa Established

30 November 2012; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The ILO established a Regional Integrated Child Labour Resource Centre on November 30, 2012, to support the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues.

In support of national efforts aimed at eliminating the worst forms of child labour, the ILO has been expanding its technical assistance for the formulation and implementation of National Action Plans (NAPs) in line with the ‘Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007 – 2015’, that was adopted by the member States at the Eleventh African Regional Meeting, which was held in Addis Ababa (24 – 27 April 2007). As a key element of its strategy in this regard, the ILO established a Regional Integrated Child Labour Information Centre for Africa (CLIC-Africa) to support and facilitate the development of national capacities, ownership and commitment on child labour issues.

The Resource Centre, besides supporting the development of National Action Plans, aims to produce training and advocacy materials and disseminate to ILO constituents to support their efforts in implementing NAPs. It also aims at facilitating knowledge sharing on child labour and related issues, including national and regional good practices. In this regard, the Centre will serve as an information clearing house on child labour issues. It also provides technical support for mobilizing resources.

This “virtual” technical support facility is composed of a small core team based in the Regional Office for Africa, and specialists from ILO technical teams at regional and headquarters levels.

Contact: CLIC-Africa@ilo.org.