Countries across the globe are working towards eliminating the worst forms of child labour and are preparing to showcase their progress during the upcoming Global Child Labour Conference in Brazil (in October 2013). Many have asked for ILO technical assistance.
In response, ILO developed a training guide for policy-makers in governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations and international and non-governmental organizations. It is aimed at assisting them in developing, or refining and updating existing national responses to the worst forms of child labour. The guide is a training resource, draws heavily from the globally adopted the Roadmap for Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016, and offers a succinct text that touches upon the most important policy considerations without pretending to be exhaustive, along with a series of training exercises, illustrative text boxes, and specific advice for the various key stakeholder groups. The Training Guide is for use in dedicated national level training courses which form part of longer term processes to develop coordinated national action against the worst forms of child labour, or can be used for self-study. The results of the various exercises together, offer the basic building blocks for a national action plan (or an update thereof).
The Training Guide was validated during workshops in Fiji, Sierra Leone and Oaxana State of Mexico, and benefitted from feedback by a range of colleagues, in and outside ILO-IPEC. The training guide is accompanied by a Facilitators’ Guide. The development of the Training Guide and the Facilitators' Guide was made possible with generous funding by the Government of The Netherlands.