Netherlands extends agreement with ILO to combat child labour in agriculture
Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.
Ms. Özge Berber Agtaş, Officer in Charge of the ILO Office for Turkey and H.E. Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (pictured above), signed the agreement in a ceremony held at the ILO Office in Ankara on 3 June 2014. The agreement provides a one-year extension of the project which is being jointly implemented by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
Other participants in the Ceremony were H.E. Mr Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator for Turkey, Mr. Peter Rademaker, Donor Relations Coordinator of ILO HQ, H.E. Mr. Simon Smits, Director-General of Foreign Economic Relations, MoFA, Netherlands, H.E. Mr. Ron Keller, Ambassador of The Kingdom of the Netherlands to Turkey, Mr. Cüneyt Özen, Head of Unit, Employment Policies, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Mr. Ahmet Okur, Deputy Director General of Ministry of Family and Social Policies.
Turkey: Combating child labour in hazelnut farmingThis short film shows the setting and the results of a Netherlands- and CAOBISCO-funded ILO project on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal commercial agriculture in hazelnut harvesting in Ordu Province in Turkey. To view in a larger version click on the YouTube icon bottom right.