A better future starts with education

About the Event

The elimination of child labor has been at the heart of the work of the International Labour Organization (ILO) since its creation over 100 years ago, and the US Department of Labor (USDOL) has been a longstanding partner in this fight. The ILO and the USDOL have been collaborating since 1995 to combat child labor and forced labor: more than 100 projects have been implemented and a wealth of information has been generated to guide policy efforts and raise awareness.

This joint USDOL-ILO web event will serve to further raise awareness of child labor and ongoing concerns, as well as providing examples of engagement globally that have helped address child labor.

Provisional Agenda

11:00AM - Opening/Welcome Remarks
Kevin Cassidy, Director ILOUSA

Welcoming Remarks
Thea Lee, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U. S. Department of Labor

Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh

Video message from ILO Director General Guy Ryder

Opening & introduction of speakers

Anjali Kochar, Executive Director of the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation US

Bharati Pflug, Senior Specialist on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, ILO

Jose Carlos Leon Vargas, Founder, Solidaridad Internacional Kanda – SiKanda

Helen Sherpa, Country Director, World Education Nepal 


12:00PM - Closing & Thanks