Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour 2018 and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour

In Geneva, on 4 June 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the Palais des Nations, an event will mark the World Day Against Child Labour and the 20th Anniversary of the Global March Against Child Labour. This panel discussion takes place during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference, and is organized by the ILO in collaboration with the Global March Against Child Labour.

Following the introductory remarks by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Global March Against Child Labour, other panelists include:

Ms Nazrene Mannie
Board Member, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

Ms Sue Longley
General Secretary, International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

Ms Mariam Kamissoko
SafeYouth@Work Champion, National Social Security Fund Official (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ms Zulema Lopez
Child Rights Activist, Labour Relations student, (United States)

Mr Basu Rai
Child Rights Activist, former Global Marcher (Nepal)

Moderator: BBC journalist Ms Nomia Iqbal

Remarks by Mr Kari Tapiola, former ILO Executive Director, on the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the links with child labour.

Followed by refreshments and book signing “The teeth of the ILO”, by Mr K. Tapiola.

Evening film show: You are also welcome to an advance screening of the Sundance Festival award‑winning documentary film “KAILASH”, at the ILO Cinema, hosted by the Global March Against Child Labour. The film tells the story of children in child labour and the struggle to assure their rights. Screening at 6 p.m. followed by Q&A, and a reception at 7:45 p.m.

Download the Invitation