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Events

June 2014

  1. Syrian and Lebanese children from refugee host communities mark World Day Against Child Labour with theatrical performance

    12 June 2014, Beirut - Lebanon

    The ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour launch a theatrical performance by Syrian and Lebanese children working in hazardous environments after a series of training sessions tailored to child labour awareness raising.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour 2014

    12 June 2014, Worldwide

  3. IPEC International Steering Committee Meeting

    10 June 2014, Tuesday, 10 June, 13:00-15:00, Room XVII, Palais des Nations

    Meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC)

  4. 1,000 musicians perform for World Day Against Child Labour

    9 June - 31 July 2014, Worldwide, May to July 2014

    The Music against Child Labour Initiative is gathering pace. Some 1000 musicians, professional and amateur, adults and children, in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, are dedicating concerts on and around World Day Against Child Labour 2014.

  5. Jordan releases two studies on child labour in the urban informal and agricultural sectors

    9 June 2014, ِAmman, Jordan

    The ILO will launch two in-depth studies on child labour in Jordan’s agricultural and urban informal sectors.

May 2014

  1. A Conversation with the STEM Academy about Child Labor

    29 May 2014, Washington, DC

    On May 29, 2014, the ILO Office in Washington D.C. (ILOWAS) had a Skype discussion about child labor with students from East Orange Stem Academy High School in New Jersey. Mr. Erick Zeballos, the Deputy Director of the ILO, and Ly Le, a graduate intern at the organization, led the event. The students raised questions about the strategies of the ILO, specific country-based programs, measures to raise awareness, and the role of the US in eradicating child labor. Mr. Zeballos stressed the suffering of children working on tobacco plantations in the US and the resistance to child protection in countries such as Bangladesh. The students also familiarized with examples where the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) had a positive impact in preventing child sexual exploitation and bringing children back to school in Madagascar. STEM Academy students learned about the Red Card to Child Labor campaign and the various ways in which they can take part in ending child exploitation. The event highlights the severity of child labor that is plaguing 168 million children in the world, including those in the United States. It also underscores the important role of young students in spreading their voices of concerns to eliminate child labor worldwide.

April 2014

  1. The School of Music of Gardanne dedicates the concert of the professors to the fight against child labour

    15 April 2014, School of Musci of Gardanne, 39 Boulevard Carnot, 13120 Gardanne

    In partnership with the initiative "Music against child labour", two songs on the fight against child labour: "Free the Children" and "The Music" played by the orchestra of the school and the choral group Gabriel.

March 2014

  1. Jordan begins the national rollout of coordination efforts to combat child labour

    18 March 2014, Various Locations, Jordan

    Ministerial officials from across Jordan will receive training on their roles and responsibilities in combating child labour under the National Framework to Combat Child Labour.

December 2013

  1. Concert dedicated to the struggle against child labour

    4 December 2013, Caja de Música, Palacio de Cibeles, Centro, Madrid - 8 p.m.

    Concert by soprano singer Pilar Jurado, together with the string quartet - David Mata, Lavinia Moraru, María Cámara and Javier Albarés

November 2013

  1. Launch of the “Red Card to Child Labour Campaign" in Japan

    28 November 2013, Tokyo, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, 16:30-19:00 (Tokyo time)

    ILO Office for Japan launch the “Red Card to Child Labour Campaign" and organize its kick-off event, inviting Mr. Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA.

  2. Launch of national action plan to combat child labour

    7 November 2013, Baabda Presidential Palace, Lebanon

    The National Action Plan aims to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in Lebanon by 2016

October 2013

  1. © K Sovannara/Cambodge Soir /AFP 2014
    ILO information session on child labour

    24 October 2013, Geneva (Switzerland), ILO, Room IX, R2-South, from 18.00 to 20.00

    ILO is organizing an information session on child labour on 24 October 2013. This will be an opportunity to share the findings of the new ILO report and the outcomes of the Brasilia Global Child Labour Conference.

  2. The Heliopolis Orchestra joins the Music Against Child Labour Initiative

    8 - 10 October 2013, Royal Tulipe Brasilia Hotel, 9:00 am

    The Heliopolis Orchestra will open the global concert series on 8 October at the opening of the III Global Conference on Child Labour in Brazil.

  3. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    8 - 10 October 2013, Brasilia, Brazil

September 2013

  1. Launch of the report: Marking progress against child labour

    23 September 2013, Renaisance Rachaprasong Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

    A launch will be held in Bangkok focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, which hosts the largest number of child labourers. An ILO Specialist on Child Labour will present the new figures, trends and recommendations. It will be held on Monday 23 September, 16.00 hours at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Studio R9, 5th Floor, 518/8 Ploenchit Road, Tel. 662.125.5000 (BTS: Chidlom station).

  2. © Allan Dow/ILO 2014
    Presentation of the ILO-Global Compact Child Labour Platform

    19 September 2013, Grand Hyatt New York Hotel, 9:00 am-10:30 am

    A special event during this week’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York will offer companies and other stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the Child Labour Platform (CLP). The CLP - a joint initiative by the ILO, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organization of Employers and the UNGC - identifies obstacles to the implementation of ILO Conventions in supply chains and the surrounding communities, as well as solutions to these obstacles and ways to catalyse collective action. Benjamin Smith, the ILO-IPEC’s Senior Officer for Corporative Social Responsibility, explains why CLP’s tools are a winning solution for businesses, working families and communities to address child labour.

August 2013

  1. National and Humanitarian Responses to Syrian Child Labour in Jordan

    26 August 2013, Amman, Jordan

    The International Labour Organization is to hold a technical consultation with Jordanian Ministries of Labour, Education and Social Development, UN and other international agencies to examine ways of improving the identification, protection and referral of working Syrian refugee children.

July 2013

  1. Evaluation of pilot activities of National Framework to Combat Child Labour

    5 - 6 July 2013, Amman, Jordan

    A meeting to review the progress in the pilot implementation of the National Framework to Combat Child Labour (NFCL) in Zarqa, Mafraq and Amman Governorates

  2. Technical Meeting on labour law amendments relevant to pay equity and child labour

    3 - 5 July 2013, Amman, Jordan

    To discuss possible amendments to the present Labour Law No. 8 of 1996 and its related Interim Act no. 26 of 2010 to be presented to the Government in August 2013.

  3. TACKLE end of project global stakeholders workshop

    2 - 3 July 2013, Brussels

    'TACKLE', Tackling child labour through education, is a joint project of the European Commission and the ILO with the support of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). Launched in 2008, TACKLE aims at fighting child labour in 12 countries. An end of project global workshop takes place in Brussels on 2 and 3 July 2013.

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