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World Day activities around the world

Week of Action against Child Labour , 10-18 June 2021 

This year’s World Day Against Child Labour will be celebrated with a “Week of Action against Child Labur”, marked from 10-17 June 2021. Throughout this special week, events and activities around the world will provide an opportunity to discuss the new ILO-UNICEF global estimates and trends on child labour and showcase progress on the implementation of International Year “2021 Action Pledges”.

The interactive map below showcases all World Day virtual and non-virtual events and activities by country or area.

The event calendar below provides information about how to joint the virtual events.

Activities around the world by country or area

 

Virtual events calendar

    Tuesday 1 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    13:30-15:00 ICT (UTC+7) ILO Bangkok,

    UNICEF

    Thailand

    2021 International Year, Regaining the Lost Momentum in the Fight Against Child Labour

    This special event of the UN Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum in Asia-Pacific promotes the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and discusses initiatives to eliminate child labour with governments, businesses, workers' organisations, regional bodies, and CSOs.

    More information

    Wednesday 2 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    13:15-14:30 EDT (UTC-4) ILO New York,

    Luxembourg,

    European Union,

    UNICEF

    United States

    Documenting child labour: A talk with humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine

    This virtual side event will consist of a virtual exhibition and interactive discussion with humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine to raise awareness about child labour and galvanize action in line with SDG Target 8.7.

    Registration link

    Tuesday 8 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    14:00-15:00 GMT ILO Abidjan,

    Stacey Fru Foundation

    Côte d'Ivoire

    Webinar on Child Labour in Africa: How can individuals contribute to the elimination of child labour in their communities?

    This webinar will be facilitated by South African youth activist Stacey Fru, moderated by Molly Namirembe from Uganda, with the participation of James Ahmadu from Nigeria, who was formerly in child labour.

    Registration link
    9:30 UYT (UTC-3) Sociedad Uruguaya de Gestión de Personas,

    Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social,

    Instituto Niñez y Adolescencia de Uruguay,

    OIT Uruguay

    Uruguay

    “Actuar, inspirar y escalar: El compromiso de Uruguay para la erradicación del trabajo infantil”

    Webinar que contará con la participación del Dr. Pablo Abdala, Presidente del Instituto del Niño y Adolescente del Uruguay (INAU), la Dra. Silvana Bitencourt, Sub-Inspectora General de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, (MTSS), el Lic. Andrés Yuren, Especialista Regional para actividades con empleadores (OIT). Moderador: Sr. Fernando Carotta Derudder, Director Ejecutivo, Red de Empresas Inclusivas Uruguay.

    More information lnk forthcoming

    Wednesday 9 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
     15:45–17:00 BST (UTC+1)  UN Global Compact Network UK

    UN Global Compact Network USA

    United Kingdom

    Introduction to Child Labour in Global Supply Chains

    The discovery of child labour in a company’s supply chain can have devastating impacts on a brand. Endemic in many sourcing countries, 152 million children worldwide are subjected to child labour today. This webinar will introduce the issue of child labour in global supply chains and provide suggestions for practical solutions by highlighting key stakeholders’ actions.

    This webinar is the first event of "The Elimination of Child Labour - Webinar Series" launched by UN Global Compact Network UK and UN Global Compact Network USA to commemorate the "International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour" which are taking place during 2021.

    More information

    Registration link

    Thursday 10 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    11:00 CDT (UTC-5) Secretaría del Trabajo del Estado de Tamaulipas, México

    México

    Ley Federal del Trabajo: Obligaciones de los empleadores de menores trabajadores y de adolescentes trabajadores en edad permitida

    Conferencia virtual dirigida a patrones de empresas de jurisdicción local sobre sus obligaciones respecto a lo que estipula la Ley Federal del Trabajo, sobre los menores trabajadores y adolescentes trabajadores en edad permitida.

    La Conferencia contará con la participación de 50 empresarios de diferentes empresas del Estado, y será difundida en la página Facebook de la Secretaría del Trabajo de Tamaulipas.

    Registration link forthcoming
    13:00 CDT (UTC-5) Secretaría de Trabajo, Previsión Social y Productividad del Estado de Veracruz, México)

    Mexico

    “Porque mi voz cuenta: se crece jugando, no trabajando”

    Foro de participación de la niñez y adolescencia con el fin de conocer la opinión de niñez y adolescencia acerca del trabajo infantil.

    Registration link
    14:30-16:00 CEST (UTC+2) ILO Geneva,

    UNICEF

    Switzerland

    109th International Labour Conference, High-level side event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour “Act Now: End Child Labour”

    This high-level (virtual) event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour will take place as a side event to the 109th International Labour Conference. The event will provide an opportunity for a first discussion around the newly released ILO-UNICEF global estimates on child labour (official release: 00:01 10 June). This will be followed by a “keynote” address by the President of the Republic of South Africa and a conversation between high-level speakers and youth advocates on action needed to pave the way to reach SDG target 8.7. The event will provide an opportunity to showcase progress on the implementation of the 2021 Action Pledges. The event will close with the announcement of the winners of the Music Against Child Labour competition.

    Interpretation will be provided in the seven working languages of the ILO.

    Agenda and event link
    11:00-12:00 EDT (UTC-4) ILO Washington,

    DOL/ILAB

     

    United States

    A Better Future Starts with Education

    The US Department of Labor (Bureau of International Affairs) and ILO-Washington will co-host an hour-long event focused on the rise of child labour due to the decrease in access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will open with a video that demonstrates the different levels of education globally. The Secretary of Labor will then make opening remarks and announce the winner of the Iqbal Masih Award. The panel will highlight experiences of those directly impacted by child labour and those in the field working on technical assistance projects that address education, such as the World Vision/Mexico Campos de Esperanza project and sub-grantee NGO Sikanda, the World Education/Nepal Sakriya project, and global perspectives from the ILO on US Department of Labor-funded projects with education components.

    Registration link

    Friday 11 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    9:00-10:00 COT (UTC-5) Ministerio del Trabajo de Colombia,

    Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF),

    Comité Interinstitucional para la Eliminación del Trabajo Infantil

    Ministerio de Educación,

    Red Colombia contra el Trabajo Infantil

    Colombia

    Conmemoración del Día Mundial contra el Trabajo Infantil

    Conversatorio entre líderes de políticas públicas para prevenir y erradicar el trabajo infantil. Contará con la participación del Ministro del Trabajo de Colombia, la Directora del ICBF y un joven en trabajo adolescente protegido. Se presentará y firmará el Manifiesto de compromiso para la eliminación del trabajo infantil y el trabajo adolecente protegido.

    El evento cuenta con el apoyo del Comité Interinstitucional de Eliminación del Trabajo Infantil, el Ministerio de Educación, la Red Colombia contra el Trabajo Infantil, el Pacto Global, así como de gremios, cajas de compensación y otros aliados estratégicos.

    Registration link forthcoming
    18:00 CST (UTC-6) OIT San José,

    Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social

    Costa Rica

    Conmemoración del Día Mundial contra el Trabajo Infantil

    Presentación de la contribución de sector sindical en la lucha contra el trabajo infantil. Avances del plan piloto del Índice de Vulnerabilidad de Riesgos de Trabajo Infantil. Presentación de la caracterización de la provincia de Limón como parte del plan piloto del “Modelo de Identificación del Riesgo del Trabajo Infantil” (MIRTI).

    Registration link
    10h00 CEST (UTC+2) ILO Paris,

    Child Labour Platform (CLP)

    France

    Joining forces against child labour

    The key findings of the new global estimates on child labour will be presented. Through a multi-stakeholder discussion, the meeting will raise awareness of the realties of child labour and the concrete means of fighting it taking into account the impact of the current pandemic. The conversation will also focus on the responses of Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries to eliminate child labour in specific supply chains, including in Côte d’Ivoire (cocoa) and Magadascar (mica). The importance of new opportunities for collaboration will be highlighted by showcasing the engagement of the French Government and French companies in the Alliance 8.7 and the ILO Child Labour Platform.

    More information

    Registration link
    17:00 GMT Delegation of the EU to Ghana

    Ghana

    Sing along with us against child labour in Ghana

    The Delegation of the European Union to Ghana will mark the 12th of June with a live performance of the 10 best Ghanaian songs against child labour. The concert will be a moment of reflection around this phenomenon and an important opportunity to increase awareness around child labour in Ghana. The event is organized together with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and will see the participation of main actors engaged in eliminating child labour. The concert will be streamed live on social media platforms and aired nationwide on TV and Radio. Follow #GESPGhana

    More information
    tbc Red Empresarial para la Prevención y Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil “Los niños y las niñas a la escuela”,

    Fundación de la Caficultura para el Desarrollo Rural (FUNCAFE)

    Guatemala

    Conferencia: Presentación de la sistematización de los programas de prevención del trabajo infantil

    Presentación de la sistematización de los programas de prevención del trabajo infantil a la comunidad educativa.

    Registration link forthcoming
    17:00-19:00 CEST (UTC+2) University of Bologna,

    ILO Rome,

    Italian Society of History of Labour

    Italy

    Child labour seminar on the 2021 World Day Against Child Labour, Bologna (via remote)

    The child labour seminar closes the cycle of meetings that took place in the period 2019-2021 on the Centenary of the International Labour Organization. It is part of the initiatives in Italy for the celebration of the United Nations’ International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Italy. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of taking urgent action for the elimination of child labour. The results of the new global and regional estimates on child labour will be presented during the meeting, together with some initiatives that have been implemented to prevent and combat child labour across the globe.

    More information

    Registration link (event in Italian)
     
    12:30-13:30 CEST (UTC+2)   ILO,

    Ministry of Education Science Technology and Innovation,

    Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Development,

    Ministry of Finance Labour and Transfers, Trade Union of Education,

    Kosovo Chamber of Commerce and

    UN Kosovo Team
     

    Kosovo*

    End Child Labour 2021: It's time to shift from commitment to action!

    The webinar marks the World Day against Child Labor featuring key institutions and organizations that joined the global initiative to accelerate action towards the Sustainable Development Goal of ending child labor by 2025.

    The event is organized under framework of the project "Measurement, Awareness-raising and Policy inclusion to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour (MAP 16)" in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Target 8.7, funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL).

    The event nwill be avilable in English, Albanian and Serbian.

    Registration link 

    * As defined in UN Security Council resolution 1244 of 1999.
    16:00-17:00 CDT (UTC-5) Secretaría de Trabajo del Gobierno del Estado de Puebla

    Mexico

    Conversatorio "Cómo proteger a las niñas, niños y adolescentes de la explotación laboral”

    Conversatorio que en el que participará la Sra. Isabel María Crowley, Directora Ejecutiva de la Fundación Juconi México, así como jóvenes universitarios y representantes trabajadores y asociaciones civiles que apoyan la protección de los derechos de niñas, niños y adolescentes. El objetivo es reflexionar e identificar acciones concretas para proteger a los niños, niñas y adolescentes de la explotación laboral en el contexto actual de la pandemia de la COVID-19.

    Registration link forthcoming
    tbc ILO Nepal

    Nepal

    Discussion on progress and challenges of child labour in Nepal

    The ILO ARC Programme will organize a virtual panel discussion event inviting senior level representatives from key line agencies. The programme will be recorded and broadcast live through TV and a social media platform. It will be chaired by the representative of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. The discussion will focus on the following issues:

    1. The trend of the elimination of child labour after a decade of efforts.
    2. Key achievements in terms of laws, policies and programmes on child labour elimination in the last decade. Are there any legal and policy gaps?
    3. The significant data patterns of working children considering specific age, sex, geography, sector and caste/ethnicity.
    4. The key areas/sectors that the Government of Nepal and development partners should consider as the priorities for eliminating child labour in Nepal.
     
    tbc Central Autónoma de Trabajadores del Perú (CATP)

    Peru

    Foro: Educación y protección social de la niñez: del compromiso a la acción

    Conversatorio con la participación de funcionarios públicos electos a manera de entrevista para que expongan sus propuestas y compromisos en favor de la niñez, en el contexto de la educación, la protección social y la lucha contra el trabajo infantil.

    Registration link forthcoming
    10:00 EAT (UTC+3) Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development of Uganda

    Uganda

    E-Conference to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour

    A half-day E-Conference to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour and International Year of Elimination of Child Labour in Uganda.

    Registration link forthcoming
    9:00-11:15 EDT (UTC-4) ILO New York,

    Luxembourg,

    European Union,

    UNICEF

     

    United States

    Together to end child labour: A high-level event to mark the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    This event will focus on a discussion on best practices in the elimination of child labour as well as on the recommitment to eliminating this practice in line with the SDG Target 8.7. The event will also be an opportunity for countries to share progress on the 2021 Action Pledges made in connection with the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. The opening high-level segment will be followed by a roundtable with a cross-regional panel of five ministers.

    Simultaneous interpretation to English, French and Spanish will be provided.

    Agenda and registration link
    13:00-14: 30 EDT (UTC-4) ILO Washington,

    Child Labor Coalition

    United States

    A Growing Problem: The Pandemic’s Impact and the Challenge of Child Labor in Agriculture

    ILO Washington and the Child Labor Coalition will co-host an event with two panels on child labour in the US agriculture sector. The event will open with child farmworker artwork. Speakers will include a representative of the Global March Against Child Labor and from the American Federation of Teachers with remarks on the intersection of race and labour.

    The first panel will frame the problem of COVID-19 reversing child labour numbers with participation from ILO USA, Human Rights Watch and the Kailash Satyarthi Foundation.

    Between the two panels, the ILO winning music video from the song competition will play and a child farmworker will read an essay about their experience in the field.

    The second panel will focus specifically on the issue of child labour in the US agriculture sector and will include a child farmworker (Justice for Migrant Women) and a representative of the General Agricultural Workers Union. This will be followed by a Q&A session and closing remarks by the Child Labor Coalition.

    Registration link

    Saturday 12 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    tbc ILO Afghanistan,

    Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Afghanistan

    One-day national-level symposium on the elimination of child labour

    High-level officials from the level of the second vice president will be invited, as well government officials and social partners from different provinces. During the event, high-level officials will focus on the implementation of the Afghanistan National Child Labour Strategy and Action Plan 2018-30.
    During this event, the dedication of a specific national day against child labour in the national calendar will be lobbied for and declared through the second vice president’s office.
     tbc Fundación de la Caficultura para el Desarrollo Rural (FUNCAFE),

    Red Empresarial para la Prevención y Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil “Los niños y las niñas a la escuela”

    Guatemala

     Foro: Prevención del trabajo infantil, responsabilidad de todos

    Foro que contará con la participación de la Dirección Ejecutiva de Funcafé, de autoridades regionales del Ministerio de Trabajo y del Ministerio de Educación.

    Registration link forthcoming
    tbc ILO India,

    Ministry of Labour and Employment,

    Ministry of Women and Child Development,

    Ministry of Home Affairs
     

    India

    Key ministries discuss the status of child labour and the way forward

    A two-hour long virtual event will be held under the aegis of the Ministry of Labour, coordinated by the ILO with the participation of the Minister of Labour and Employment along with key officials, representation of other key ministries such as Women and Child Development and Home Affairs. Civil society organizations will also participate. There will be a keynote address by the Government and the ILO followed by a panel discussion involving experts who will discuss the status of child labour and the way forward for the prevention and elimination of child labour including the worst forms.
     
    18:00-19:30 CET (UTC+2) SONG-Sistema in Lombardia,

    Network of Music Schools of the Metropolitan City of Milan (Rete SMIM, Milano),

    ILO Rome
     

    Italy

    Music for rights, concert in Milan for the World Day Against Child Labour

    The concert is part of the initiatives that celebrate the United Nations International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and the ILO’s Manifesto “Music Against Child Labour ”. It aims to raise awareness among young people and adults on action to eliminate child labour. This is even more urgent in light of the economic crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which could trap even more children in situations of labour exploitation labour because of the increase of poverty in many parts of the world. The following performances will take place during the event: the Pasquinelli Young Orchestra conducted by Carlo Taffuri, the CrescendOrchestra conducted by Michele Fedrigotti and Stefano Montaldo and Maria Olivero, author of the song TODAY, Say No to Child Labour!  During the event, the winners of the first competition among music schools “Musica nella Rete”, organized by Rete SMIM, will be given an award.

    More information

    To attend the concert please send an email: comunicazione@sistemalombardia.eu
    14:00 JST (UTC+9) Stop Child Labour Network Japan

    Japan

    Learning and taking action to end child labour

    In this virtual event, we will outline the Global Estimates of Child Labour 2017-2020, and encourage participants to make action pledges.

    More information
    9:40-15:00 CDT (UTC-5) Secretaría de Trabajo y Fomento al Empleo de México

    Mexico

    "Conmemoración del Día Mundial contra el Trabajo Infantil"

    Mesa redonda sobre los avances en la lucha contra el trabajo infantil, presentación de los resultados de la puesta en marcha del Modelo de Identificación de Riesgos. Sesión de respuestas de la sociedad civil para niños, niñas y adolescentes en el contexto de la COVID-19.

    Registration link forthcoming
    21:00 WEST (UTC+1) ILO Lisbon,

    Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP)

    Portugal

    TV Debate: "Child labour situation in the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP)"

    A TV Debate on the Portuguese National Television (RTP) will be broadcast with the participation of ILO experts and CPLP representatives. A video on the last 10 years of WDACL campaigns will also be projected (subtitled in English). The debate will be rebroadcast during the week of action at other times.

    Watch the TV debate here 

    Monday 14 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    tbc Comité Nacional para la Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil

    Uruguay

     Conversatorio: Reflexiones y desafíos del trabajo infantil en el Uruguay

    Conversatorio sobre el trabajo infantil y sus desafíos, e intercambio de experiencias de los agentes involucrados.

    Participación de representantes de las instituciones que componen el CONAETI; académicos; agentes de la sociedad civil.

    Registration link forthcoming

    Tuesday 15 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
         

    Wednesday 16 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    16:00 ART (UTC-3) Confederación General del Trabajo de la República Argentina (CGTRA),

    Central de los Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTA T),

    Central de los Trabajadores de la Argentina Autónoma (CTA A)

    Argentina

    Trabajo decente para erradicar el trabajo infantil: Desafíos y compromisos del movimiento sindical

    Evento destinado a los trabajadores sindicalizados y de la economía popular argentinos. El evento analizará la situación del trabajo infantil en Argentina y los desafíos a los que debe hacer frente el sector sindical.

    Contará con el testimonio de niños ex trabajadores. Presentación de una canción contra el trabajo infantil interpretada por el Coro de la Asociación de Jóvenes por el Arte y la Cultura.

    Registration link forthcoming
    tbc Red Empresarial para la Prevención y Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil “Los Niños y las Niñas a la Escuela”

    Guatemala

    Lanzamiento de la Estrategia del Sector Privado para la Prevención y Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil 2021-2025

    Presentación de la Estrategia del Sector Privado para la Prevención y Erradicación del Trabajo Infantil. La estrategia fue formulada por la Red Empresarial “Los Niños y las Niñas a la Escuela”, conformada por 18 organizaciones empresariales, 4 organizaciones no gubernamentales, 2 Ministerios y 2 Organizaciones Internacionales.

    Registration link forthcoming
    07:30 CAT (UTC+2) Ministry of Labour

    Malawi

    Malawi National Commemorations of World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    The event, to be presided over by the Guest of Honour, the Deputy Minister for Labour, Hon. Vera Kamtukule and the UN Resident Coordinator for Malawi, Ms. Maria Jose Torres Macho will feature announcement of Malawi's national Action Pledge for the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, as well as announcement of the Action Pledges of non-government stakeholders in Malawi, including the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM), the Tea Association of Malawi (TAML), the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) and TAMA Farmers Trust. Music artist Faith Mussa will perform his entry to the 2021 Music Against Child Labour competition.

    More information
    15:00-16:00 PET (UTC-5) OIT Brasilia,

    Iniciativa Regional América Latina y el Caribe Libre de Trabajo Infantil

    Peru

    #ChallengeAccepted: adolescentes y jóvenes frente al trabajo infantil

    Encuentro regional para dar voz a los jóvenes de 14-25 años de edad en un momento crítico para su futuro como consecuencia de la pandemia. El evento reunirá jóvenes que actualmente cumplen un rol de liderazgo o representación de su generación y/o dentro de organizaciones juveniles.

    Registration link
    9:00-10:30 EDT (UTC-4) UN Global Compact,

    Child Labour Platform (CLP)

     

    United States

    Business Leadership in times of rising risks of child labour, UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit

    This session is part of the Human Rights and Labour Rights session at the Leaders’ Summit, and is organized in collaboration with the ILO’s Child Labour Platform. Reflecting on the new global estimates on child labour, the session will highlight the crucial role of business leaders, working together with governments and other key actors in helping to accelerate progress to end child labour. Business leaders will also share their 2021 Action Pledge and their perspectives on how to build supply chains free of child labour in a post-pandemic world.

    Agenda and registration link

    Thursday 17 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    14:00-15:30 CEST (UTC+2) ILO Brussels,

    European Commission,

    UNICEF
     

    Belgium

    High-level dialogue for action on child labour

    This event will bring together key actors who will discuss best practices in the elimination of child labour, both within the EU and in partner countries. The speakers will reflect on the root causes of child labour, a complex phenomenon now incremented by the socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will formulate strategies to address child labour, taking a holistic and systemic approach.

    The opening segment with high-level speakers will be followed by a panel discussion on “What should we do to accelerate progress against child labour in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis?”

    Agenda and registration link
    9:30 CST (UTC-6) Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (COHEP)

    Honduras

    Actuar para inspirar: Iniciativas y trabajo en red del sector empresarial para prevenir y erradicar el trabajo infantil

    Foro regional destinado al intercambio de experiencias, iniciativas y buenas prácticas para prevenir o sensibilizar sobre el trabajo infantil.

    Registration link
    08:00 CAT (UTC+2) Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM)

    Malawi

    Employers Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM) Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    The event will feature a press conference, announcement of ECAM's Action Pledge for the 2021 Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and launch of the Malawi Employer Taskforce Against Child Labour (METACL). The event will be supported by a bulk SMS campaign with key messages on child labour, through partnerships with Airtel and TNM, and a public advertising campaign including billboards.

    More information
    10:00 CAT (UTC+2) Tea Association of Malawi (TAML)

    Malawi

    Tea Association of Malawi (TAML) Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2021

    The event will feature a solidarity walk against child labour, the announcement of TAML's Action Pledge for the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and launch of the tea industry Child Labour Compliance Taskforce.

    More information

    Friday 18 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    14:00-16:00 GMT ILO Abidjan,

    the African Union,

    UNICEF

    Côte d'Ivoire

    Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour in Africa

    Joint event to discuss progress on stakeholder engagement and key priorities during the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and beyond, on the Day of the African Child, 16 June.

    Registration link

    Thursday 24 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    10:00 and 18:00 CAT (UTC+2) UNICEF DRC,

    ILO DRC,

    Global Battery Alliance,

    GiZ,

    DRC Government

    Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    Virtual briefing on the Child Labour Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    The Virtual Field Trip intends to show the situation of Child Labour within the DRC, the progresses made so far by the Government and the challenges, UNICEF and ILO approaches to support the Government through multiple projects in collaboration with diverse partners. A particular focus will be dedicated to the mining communities and the work done to eliminate the worst form of child labour, as well as progresses made in diversifying the economy and formalizing the ASM sector.

    Registration link for the 10:00 virtual briefing

    Registration link for the 18:00 virtual briefing

    Tuesday 29 June

    Activities

    Time Partners Event
    15:45-17:00 BST (UTC+1) UN Global Compact Network UK

    UN Global Compact Network USA

    United Kingdom

    Child Labour: Exploring how the Informal Sector feeds into Formal Supply Chains

    There is a high prevalence of child labour in the informal economy, in both urban and rural settings. Child labour is particularly widespread in agriculture, artisanal mining, manufacturing, street work, and domestic work. While monitoring the informal sector is challenging, it remains essential for all companies to mitigate these risks in their supply chain. Focusing on supply chains helps identify where and how the formal business sector intersects with the informal sector. This webinar will therefore consider the connection between primary activities (mainly informal and occurring in bottom tiers) and formal activities further along the chain.

    This webinar is part of the 'The Elimination of Child Labour - Webinar Series' launched by UN Global Compact Network UK and UN Global Compact Network USA to commemorate the 'International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour' and which are taking place during 2021.

    More information

    Registration link