ILO brief

A holistic approach for the elimination of child labour and its roots causes in supply chains: Mainstreaming the promotion of the MNE Declaration in the ACCEL-Africa project

Adopting a holistic approach is key to address child labour and its root causes. In the very early stages of its implementation, the ACCEL Africa project - ‘Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in Supply Chains in Africa’ (2018-2023), implemented by the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS), established a collaboration with the ILO Multinational Enterprises and Enterprises Engagement Unit (MULTI). The objective of this collaboration was to promote and support comprehensive strategies and actions from business for the elimination of child labour and address its root causes based on the guidance provided by the MNE Declaration.