International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour (IPEC+)

IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme

The IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme brings together two leading ILO technical cooperation programmes – the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and the Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour (SAP/FL) – to establish a major new force in the fight against child labour, forced labour and human trafficking. It recognizes that these unacceptable forms of work deny workers their basic human rights at work and that, while their overlap concerns 4.5 million children trapped in contemporary forms of slavery, they share root causes of poor governance, discrimination and social exclusion, family and community poverty and lack of access to decent work and to the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

The objective of the IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme – in line with target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, is to provide ILO leadership in global efforts to eradicate all forms of child labour by 2025 and all forms of contemporary slavery and human trafficking by 2030.It also aims to ensure that all people are protected from – and can protect themselves against – these gross human rights violations.

IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme works, from the village to the global stage, with the ILO’s constituents (governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations), as well as with enterprises and small producers’ organizations, NGOs and civil society organizations, to promote the eradication of child labour and forced labour and the realisation of all fundamental rights at work, with a focus on:
  • the rural and informal economies;
  • enterprises and global supply chains;
  • countries in crisis and fragile situations.

The IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme pursues those aims by supporting the constituents in:
 
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