IPEC International Steering Committee Meeting

Meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (ILO-IPEC)

All participants in the Conference and all interested ILO colleagues are invited to a meeting of the IPEC International Steering Committee, which will be opened by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO.

The meeting will discuss a report of IPEC’s activities in 2012-2013, IPEC action against child labour 2012-2013: Progress and future priorities; the theme of World Day Against Child Labour 2014 "Extend Social Protection: combat child labour!"; and a report of the III Global Child Labour Conference from the Government of Brazil.

Interpretation will be provided into English, French and Spanish.


by Mr. Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

Class choir and orchestra, Gabriel Péri School, Gardanne (France), perform a new song “La Musique”,
dedicated to the Music against Child Labour Initiative

Introductory remarks
by Mr. Moussa Oumarou, Director, ILO Governance and Tripartism Department

Presentation of the IPEC Implementation Report "IPEC Action against child labour 2012-2013"
by Ms Corinne Vargha, Branch Chief, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Spotlight on World Day Against Child Labour - Highlights from the World Social Protection Report 2014-2015
by Ms Christina Behrendt, Social Policy Specialist, ILO Social Protection Department

Report of the III Global Child Labour Conference (Brasilia 8-10 October 2013)
by Ms Paula Montagner, Executive Secretary of the Conference, Ministry of Social Development

General discussion: taking stock of progress made by countries towards the elimination of child labour, especially through social protection policies and measures