ILO holds regional child labour convention workshop

Employer, worker and government representatives from across the region gather for training on child labour convention reporting

The ILO will hold a technical workshop in Amman for regional countries on ways to strengthen their knowledge and capacity on reporting on child labour conventions.

The fifteen participants will include employer, worker and government representatives from Jordan, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territory, Yemen and Iraq.

All these countries have ratified the ILO’s Minimum Age Convention (1973) No 138 and the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (1999) No 182. Under these conventions, governments must regularly submit reports to the ILO on their application as well as allow workers and employers to comment on the report.

The workshop aims to provide participants with practical guidelines on how to submit their reports, as well as ways to strengthen their capacity to combat child labour.

The ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC) has been working in the Middle East since 2000 to provide technical and financial assistance to the ILO constituents in the implementation of ILO child labour conventions, as well as in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national child labour strategies, policies and programmes.