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World Day 2021: News and events

  1. ECOWAS validates its regional action plan on child labour and forced labour, achieving, in partnership with the ILO and WANEP, its IYECL 2021 action pledge.

    28 November 2021

    Following a thorough review exercise, the Economic Community of West Africa States Commission has validated the second cycle of the Regional Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour in West Africa (2021-2030).

  2. Prevention of child labour through the socio-professional reintegration of children withdrawn from the cotton, textile and garment value chain: the action of CLEAR Cotton

    15 November 2021

    Ouagadougou (ILO News) - The CLEAR Cotton project is strengthening its strategy to combat child labour in Burkina Faso. It recently signed two agreements for the implementation of integrated programmes for the prevention, identification and withdrawal of children aged 15 to 17 in child labour or at risk of child labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chain. The support for the socio-professional reintegration of children removed from child labour is the other component of these agreements.

  3. We work to end child labour in DR Congo’s cobalt mines

    09 November 2021

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Josée Blandine Ongotto, speaks from the field about the COTECCO Project, which is combating child labour in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with funding from the US Department of Labor.