This year, the World Day Against Child Labour will be marked by a high-level virtual side event, organized jointly with UNICEF, during the International Labour Conference (ILC). The first part of the event will focus on a conversation on the newly released ILO-UNICEF global estimates and trends on child labour.
This will be followed by an interactive discussion between high-level speakers and youth advocates on paving the way to 2025, highlighting efforts made to implement International Year “2021 Action Pledges.” The event will end with the announcement of the winners of the Music Against Child Labour competition by the celebrity jury.
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AgendaModerated by Ms Femi Oke (Co-Founder, Moderate the Panel)
Segment 1: New global estimates and trends on child labour, 2016-2020This segment will focus on a discussion around the new global estimates and trends on child labour, beginning with opening remarks on the key findings by the ILO Director-General and the UNICEF Executive Director.
Followed by a discussion with:
- Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization
- Ms Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund
- Mr Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization
- Mr Martin J. Walsh, Secretary of Labor, United States
- Mr Roberto Suarez-Santos, Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers
- Ms Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
- Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate
Segment 2: Rising to the challenge, the International Year and the path aheadThis segment will focus on the path towards the V Global Conference on Child Labour (2022) and the 2025 SDG goal to end child labour in all its forms. In the context of the International Year, speakers will be invited to highlight action taken in implementing their “2021 Action Pledges.
Followed by a discussion with:
- Ms Gisèle Ranampy, Minister of Labour, Employment, Public Services and Social Legislation, Madagascar, (with a question addressed by Mr Raphael Dennis, UNICEF youth advocate, Tanzania).
- Mr Martyn Coffey, Chief Executive, Marshalls plc (with a question addressed by Mr Amar Lal, youth advocate, India)
- Ms Susana Beatriz Santomingo, International Affairs Advisor, General Confederation of Labour (CGT), Argentina, (with a question addressed by Ms Andrea Valle Villegas, youth advocate, Peru)
- Ms Anousheh Karvar, Chair of Alliance 8.7 (with a question addressed by Ms Rahaf Al-Khaled, Syrian youth advocate, Lebanon). Announcement of the SDG 8.7 Innovation Challenge
Announcement of the winners of the Music Against Child Labour competitionThe music competition’s celebrity jury will announce the competition winners, followed by performances by the winning artists.
- Ms. Laura Pausini, artist, Grammy, Latin Grammy, Golden Globe Awards winner and Oscars nominee
- Mr. A.R. Rahman, composer and singer songwriter, Grammy and Golden Globe Awards winner and Oscars winner
- Mr. Ralph Johnson, singer of Earth, Wind and Fire, Grammy Award winner
- Mr. Juan Diego Flórez, opera singer and President of Sinfonía por el Perú
- Mr. Lokua Kanza, singer and songwriter