Child labour

Philippine action plan against child labour consultation

Members of the National Child Labor Committee in the Philippines will gather to discuss and to finalize the National Action Plan against child labour covering the period of 2017 to 2022.

The Philippines has set the target to withdraw one million children from child labour by 2025 to support the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Goal 8.7 of the SDGs calls for the total elimination of all forms of child labour throughout the world by 2025.

To better equip itself to achieve this goal, a new National Action Plan (NAP) has to be formulated for 2017 to 2022. This will not only be aligned with the SDGs but also with the Philippine Development Plan which ends in 2022. The workshop will focus on enhancing the draft Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL), come up with a system for targeting child labourers and restructuring the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) so that its sub-committees become congruent with the new PPACL. About 35 representatives and members of the NCLC are set to join the consultation.