Decision concerning the follow-up to the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (Buenos Aires, 14–16 November 2017) ‎

Record of decisions | 13 March 2018

The Governing Body:

(a) expressed its gratitude to the Government and the social partners of Argentina for hosting and ensuring the success of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour;

(b) endorsed the Buenos Aires Declaration and requested the Office to support its implementation in conjunction with the ILO Plan of Action for the period 2017–23 to give effect to the conclusions concerning the second recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work, adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2017; and

(c) reconfirmed its commitment to the elimination of child labour and forced labour and requested the Office to continue providing technical assistance to achieve these objectives;.

(d) asked the Office to make an overview of the pledges made in Buenos Aires, clustered per theme and/or subject;

(e) requested the Office, in cooperation with the Alliance 8.7, to organise before the Vth Global Conference a mid-term review of the progress made in eliminating child labour and forced labour, and achieving SDG 8.7 in these matters; and

(f) encouraged the General Assembly of the United Nations to declare the year 2021 as International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.