Clear Cotton Project Launch - Brussels Event Highlights
Workshop on eliminating child labour and forced labour in the cotton, textile and garment value chains and launch of the CLEAR COTTON project that is co-funded by the European Union. The workshop took place on 20 November 2018 in Brussels.
Ms Henriette Geiger, Director, Directorate B “People and Peace”, DEVCO, European Commission in the opening session.
Ms Beate Andrees, Chief, FUNDAMENTALS Branch, ILO in the opening session.
Mr Rodrigo De Lapuerta, Director, Liaison Office in Brussels, FAO in the opening session.
An intervention by Ms Lola Sanchez and Mr Arne Lietz, members of the European Parliament.
Ms Françoise Millecam, Head of Sector, DEVCO B3 "Employment and Social Inclusion" Sector, European Commission and Mr Francesco D’Ovidio, Head, Solutions and Innovations Unit, FUNDAMENTALS, ILO presenting the CLEAR COTTON project framework from the EU and ILO persepectives.
A view of first panel discussion on “Towards responsible cotton, textile and garment: the role of companies and actors within the supply chain”.
Mr Alvaro Schweinfurth, Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain (CEOE).
Mr Jeroen Beirnaert, Human and Trade Union Rights Coordinator at International Trade Union Confederation participating in the same panel.
Mr Raymond Dansoko, Confédération des sociétés coopératives des producteurs de coton, Mali.
Mr Sibiri Sou, Société des Fibres Textiles, Burkina Faso, Mr Aleix Gonzalez Busquets, C&A and Mr Carl Peltzer, Cargill Incorporated.
Mr Beirnaert, ITUC listening to Mr Dansoko from the cotton cooperatives confederation in Mali.
Mr Azhar Majeed Shaikh, Arzoo Textile Mills Ltd, Pakistan.
Mr Didier Bergeret, Director of Social Sustainability at the Global Social Compliance Programme, Consumer Goods Forum.
Group photo of the“Towards responsible cotton, textile and garment: the role of companies and actors within the supply chain” panel.
H.E. Mr Sekou dit Gaoussou Cisse, Ambassador of Mali in Brussels and Ms C.W. Olde Olthof, Head of Unit, International Affairs Department, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Netherlands.
Ms Delphine Zoungrana, Union des producteurs de coton du Burkina Faso, Mr Abdoulaye Diarra, Compagnie malienne pour le développement du textile (CMDT) in Mali and Mr Omar Hameed, Economic Minister, Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels.
A view of the panel discussion on: “Setting the stage for impact at the community level” facilitated by Mr Bernd Seiffert from the FAO and intervention of Badra Alawa, ILO.
Group photo of the “Setting the stage for impact at the community level” panellists.
Mr Mizzi Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 “Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition”, European Commissionclosing the workshop
Ms Maria-Rosa De Paolis, Policy Officer, DEVCO B3 Employment and Social Inclusion, European Commission with Mr Seiffert, Mr Mizzi, Mr D’Ovidio, Ms Alawa.
Screening of the CLEAR COTTON project video.