III Global Conference on Child Labour - Brasilia, 8-10 October 2013
At The Hague Conference (10-11 May 2010), the Government of Brazil announced that, in cooperation with the ILO, Brazil would host the III Global Child Labour Conference in 2013 to measure progress in implementing the The Hague Roadmap and towards the goal of 2016.
“III Global Conference on Child Labour” by the Brazilian Government, is an opportunity for reflection and joint dialogue between government, social partners, civil society, regional and international organizations on the progress made in the process towards the elimination of child labour, especially its worst forms, as well as a space for presenting proposals of mechanisms to accelerate the elimination of this phenomenon.
Child Labour Dialogues Platform
The online platform “Child Labour Dialogues” is available on the official site of the III Global Conference on Child Labour. The goal of the platform is to create an international mobilization network and to open a broad channel of direct participation in the Conference, in order to discuss the main challenges related to the eradication of child labour around the world and share practices and lessons learned in the elimination of child labour, especially of its worst forms. Participation in the platform is free and open to everyone interested in the Conference.
As the event includes the participation not only of governments, but also of workers, employers, and civil society, this stage of exchanges prior to the Conference takes on special importance. The contributions made through the “Dialogues” up to the end of August will be compiled and shared with the moderators invited to the Conference, with the goal of enhancing the discussions that will be held during III GCCL.
The Platform provides six theme-specific rooms, moderated by experts from institutions recognized for their role in combating child labour. One of the rooms is dedicated to discussing the Conference’s Base Document. Four other rooms are dedicated to the pillars of the Roadmap for Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016, adopted at the II Global Conference (The Hague, 2010), which are:
- Social Protection;
- Education and Training;
- National Legislation and Enforcement;
- Labour Market Policy.
A room was created specifically for children and teenagers to participate, so that they can offer their perspectives regarding the challenges and the necessary actions to accelerate the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.
For more information about the conference please visit the official conference website