Launch of the “Red Card to Child Labour Campaign" in Japan

ILO Office for Japan launch the “Red Card to Child Labour Campaign" and organize its kick-off event, inviting Mr. Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA.

Worldwide, there are 168 million child labourers. Among them, 85 million are in hazardous work. ILO aims to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016, and operates International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in more than 90 countries all over the world.

"Red Card to Child Labour" campaign kicks off in Japan
Message from Constance Thomas, Chief of the Fundamental Principles and Rights of Work Branch.
In support of achieving this target, ILO Office for Japan will launch “Red Card to Child Labour” campaign and organize its kick-off event, inviting Mr. Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA, a former member of Japan National Football Team as special guest.

For those who are interested in child labour issues and who wish to know more about what ILO does in Asia and Africa for the elimination of child labour, it will be a golden opportunity to learn about. We look forward to your participation.

Date & Time: Thursday 28th November, 2013 16:30-19:00 (Tokyo time)
Venue: World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center

*Simultaneous interpretation provided. Video Conference connection with Geneva, Bangkok, Nairobi and Tokyo.



Special Guest
Mr. Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA
Former member of Japan National Football Team
Member of Executive Committee and International Committee, Japan Football Association
Official Supporter of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Current situation of child labour
Ms. Yoshie NOGUCHI, Senior Legal Officer, IPEC

ILO activities in Africa

Tackling child labour through education
Mr. Minoru OGASAWARA, ILO Nairobi Office

Visit to ILO project in Ghana
Japan Consumers’ Co-operative Union

ILO activities in Asia

Child Labour in Thailand’s Shrimp and Seafood Processing Industry
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Child labour and CSR
Mr. Benjamin SMITH
Senior Officer for CSR, IPEC

Special Message “Towards Elimination of Child Labour”
Mr. Michihiro ISHIBASHI
Member of the House of Councilors, Former ILO Official

Information on “Red Card to Child Labour” Fund-Raising campaign in Japan
The Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities