Child labour

ILO convenes multi-stakeholder workshop on methods to combat agricultural child labour in Lebanon

The three-day workshop will target organizations and official bodies working with both Syrian refugee and Lebanese host community children through a programme developed by the ILO International Training Centre and tailored to the Lebanese context.

The ILO Regional Office for Arab States will bring together organisations and official bodies involved in combatting child labour in Lebanon for a three-day workshop aimed at improving understanding of effective methods to combat agricultural child labour in Lebanon among Syrian refugees and host community  children.

Around 70 key stakeholders including members of agricultural unions, chambers of commerce, line ministries,  social partners,  international agencies and local non-governmental organizations are expected to attend the workshop at the American University of Beirut's Advancing Research Enabling Communities Centre (AREC) in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

The programme contents of the workshop have been developed by the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy and are adapted to the Lebanese context. The contents from background information and best practices to combat agricultural child labour to methods that provide alternatives to hazardous child labour in agriculture.