The Hague Global Child Labour Conference: Towards a world without child labour - Mapping the road to 2016
Datum: 10.05.2010 - 11.05.2010
The year 2010 is 10 years after the coming into force of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL), the most widely-ratified international labour convention, and it is 6 years ahead of the global target of eliminating the WFCL. While the global movement has achieved much progress in reducing the incidence of child labour, efforts must be stepped up if we are to deliver the commitment of a world free of the worst forms of child labour by 2016. In order to meet that challenge, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, in close collaboration with the ILO (and in cooperation with UNICEF and the World Bank), is organizing a global conference on child labour to be held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 10 and 11 May 2010.
The conference objectives are:
to achieve rapidly universal ratification of ILO Conventions Nos. 138 and 182;
to deliver the commitment to take immediate and effective measures to end the worst forms of child labour as a matter of urgency; and
to agree on significantly intensified efforts to reach the 2016 goal laid down in the Global Action Plan.
The event will feature the launching of the ILO Global Report for 2010 (on child labour). The report presents new global statistics and an analysis of child labour trends, helping us evaluate progress to date, pointing out areas in which we have succeeded and signalling areas where more work is especially needed.
The conference will also provide opportunities for countries, workers? organizations, employers? organizations, NGOs and other parties to showcase their good practices and lessons learnt in the fight against the worst forms of child labour. Five thematic sessions - on political awareness, financing needs, policy integration, tripartite action and a ?focus on Africa? - will offer even more occasions for all participants to discuss the challenges and opportunities at hand and to learn from each other?s experience.