Representatives of the Stop Child Labour Coalition participate in the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14 – 16 November 2017.
The Conference brings together representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as civil society organizations from around the world to discuss the problem of child labour and possible solutions. Stop Child Labour coalition partners AOb, the Confederation of Dutch Education Unions, and FNV, the Confederation of Dutch Trade Unions, are part of the official Dutch delegation. Stop Child Labour coalition partners Hivos and ICN have been invited as representatives of civil society. In addition, some of our local partners from Zimbabwe, Mali and Uganda also participate in the Conference.
We will take part in presentations, debates and workshops. Moreover, we will call amongst others for more comprehensive strategies to tackle all forms of child labour, more investment in education for all children at least until the age of 15, long-term support for both community-based as well as governmental programmes and concrete measures from companies to ban child labour in their full production and supply chain.
Stop Child Labour has provided input to strengthen the outcome document of the Conference. Stop Child Labour felt that the first draft did not sufficiently address the problems at hand. However, the last months efforts have been made to improve the document and some points that are important to us have now been included.
We hope that the Global Child Labour Conference will lead to fruitful new partnerships, which can help us strengthen our strategy and achieve greater impact.
Read more about the Conference here.