2013 World Day Against Child Labour

Panel discussion on child labour and domestic work

This panel discussion will launch a new ILO report on child domestic work and highlight progress made since the ILO Domestic Workers Convention.

Photo:  © S. Sekhri / The Times of India 2013


6 pm-8 pm, June 12, 2013
809 UN Plaza, 12th floor (1st Avenue between 45th and 46th)

At least 15.5 million children under age 18 are working as domestic workers, making up nearly 30 percent of all domestic workers worldwide. The theme of this year’s World Day Against Child Labor, observed worldwide on June 12, is “No to Child Labor in Domestic Work.” This New York event will launch a new ILO report "Ending child labour in domestic work" and highlight global progress in protecting domestic workers through the groundbreaking ILO Domestic Workers Convention.

Event programme

H.E. Ambassador Jose Luis Cancela
Permanent Representative of the Mission of Uruguay

H.E. Ambassador Cesare Maria Ragaglini
Permanent Representative of the Mission of Italy

Ms. Lilibeth Masamloc
former child domestic worker/advocate for domestic workers, the Philippines

Ms. Telma Viale
ILO Special Representative to the United Nations

* Ms. Marta Santos Pais
Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

* Marcia Eugenio
Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking,
US Department of Labor

Ms. Jo Becker
Children’s Rights Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch

Program from 6-7pm., followed by a cocktail reception

* invited

Organized by Human Rights Watch and
the International Labor Organization, in cooperation with
the Office of the SRSG on Violence against Children

Co-sponsors: The Permanent Missions of Uruguay, Philippines, and Italy