United to end child labour in agriculture

To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the European Commission, FAO and the ILO are jointly organising a conference.

To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are jointly organising a conference followed by an interactive workshop with the title ‘United to end child labour in agriculture’.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 12 June at the Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels.
8.30 – 12.30 Conference with specialised speakers
13.30 – 17.30 Workshop with speakers and participants

Nearly half of the 152 million child labourers are engaged in the worst forms of child labour. 71% of all child workers are found in agriculture.
Key factors contributing to child labour in rural areas are low family income, household poverty and lack of organisation of farm workers and small producers.

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 8, Target 7, calls for ‘immediate and effective measures [...] to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms’.

Please find additional information here. Would you be interested to attend the conference, the workshop or both, we kindly ask you to register your interest by filling out the online registration form.