Japan’s support for ILO development cooperation: Cooperation through workers' and employers' organizations
The ILO, which consists of representatives from governments, workers, and employers, receives cooperation from labour unions and employers’ organizations in Japan in its technical cooperation projects as well. One of the examples of technical cooperation in recent years was the financial cooperation by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) in the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) from 1998 to 2000. Another was the implementation of Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media (SCREAM ), a collaborative program between RENGO and the ILO from 2004 to 2011. In this program, from 2004 to 2007, teaching materials for the project to support children’s rights through education, the arts and the media were translated into Nepalese, Cambodian, Indonesian, and other languages. From 2008 to 2011, a program to enhance the capabilities of the Indonesian teachers’ union was carried out.
The All NTT Workers Union of Japan also supports ILO’s initiatives to cope with child labour. Examples include organizing study tours to the ILO-IPEC project sites and providing financial support to the World Day against Child Labour events held in Japan.