Mozambique’s National Conference on Combatting the Worst Forms of Child Labour

On Friday 22 April, Mozambique held its National Conference on Combatting the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Chimoio, Manica Province. Several high-level representatives took part in this conference, including the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Margarida Adamugy Talapa, the Governor of Manica, Francisca Domingos Tomás, and the Vice Minister of Gender, Child and Social Action, Lucas Mangrasse.

News | Lusaka | 22 April 2022
The event had two panels, with the first focusing on institutional challenges regarding the combat against the worst forms of child labour, and the second on the feasibility of achieving SDG target 8.7 on the eradication of forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as the elimination of child labour in all its forms by 2025.

During the event, the ILO representative, Rubén Vicente, made a presentation on the proposal of final declaration that will be presented in the framework of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, which will take place from 15 to 20 May in Durban, South Africa. This declaration, known as Call to Action of Durban on the elimination of child labour, aims at forging a renewed and accelerated commitment between governments and other stakeholders towards the elimination of child labour by 2025. With only three years left to 2025, many obstacles remain to be overcome, and the Call to Action intends to catalyse national efforts through concrete actions coupled with the monitoring of indicators on child labour to accelerate and keep track of progress towards the achievement of that goal.