Global Solutions Forum

Acting together to end child labour in agriculture

The event will explore region-specific ideas for action, which will inform the design of large-scale programmes, projects, and investments at the country-level. It will also take into account the different sub-sectors of agriculture and food systems at large.

Today, almost 1 in 10 of all children worldwide is engaged in child labour and the largest share remains in agriculture, with 112 million children in total – 70 percent of all child labour.

To mobilize global action and identify and expand concrete solutions to eradicate child labour in agriculture, the Food and Africulture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in launching, in close collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and in partnership with the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA) and the Alliance 8.7, the Global Solutions Forum: "Acting together to end child labour in agriculture".

The event is organized in the context of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and will bring together representatives of ministries of agriculture, fisheries, livestock and forestry, producers and farmers' organizations, workers' organizations, development banks, businesses, civil society and academia, children, youth advocates, and former children in child labour, among others.

For more information and registration, please visit Global Solutions Forum webpage.