This year World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), 12 June 2016 themes is: “End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!” which focus on child labour in supply chains. Supply chains are the sequence of activities/processes involved in the production and distribution of a product. With globalization, supply chains have become increasingly complex, involving workers, small producers, and enterprises around the world.
In Vietnam, the National Assembly is planning to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement or TPP in July 2016. With TPP framework, the Government of Viet Nam is committed to comply with core international labour standards such as elimination of child labour and forced labour.
To celebrate the World day against child labour, in Vietnam, ENHANCE project in collaboration with MOLISA have organized the advocacy workshop on prevention and elimination of child labour in supply chains on 14 June 2016.
The workshop have more than 110 participants from a wider range of participation of stakeholders such as enterprises, MOLISA, VCCI, VCA, VCGL, Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural development, Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, Viet Nam Texttiles and Apparel Association, Ministry of Agricultural and Rural development, US Embassy, Germany Embassy, UNICEF and other NGOs… and media.
The advocacy workshop on child labour is organized to present and discuss about reduction and elimination of child labour in supply chains. In the Panel discussion session, participants had an opportunity to share their roles, challenges and solutions to address child labour in supply chains.