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Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

The Government of South Africa will host the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.


During the week from 16 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa will host the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

It comes at a critical time. Despite progress in many regions, 160 million children are still in child labour. Numbers are rising, and the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse years of progress.

The Conference brings together some 4,000 representatives from governments, trade unions, the private sector, civil society regional and international organizations, think tanks, academia, youth and children, to share good practice and to push for accelerated action. The programme includes forums, panel discussions and brainstorming sessions.

Save the date and follow the Conference to build commitment and end child labour. Listen to prominent speakers, discuss critical issues, and share solutions that work Let’s make the world a better place for children.

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Information on registry and online participation will follow soon.