Alliance 8.7

Pacific Consultation on Alliance 8.7

Ending child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and preparing for the 4th Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

Building on the momentum generated by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Alliance 8.7 brings together all interested parties to join forces in achieving Target 8.7 aiming at a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

The new initiative will also help advance other sustainable development goals addressing poverty, education, gender equality, decent work, inequalities, and peace and justice.

The ILO with the support of ILO Constituents in Fiji, will organize a Pacific Islands regional consultation from 03-05 October 2017, in Nadi, Fiji.

The consultation meeting will contribute to accelerating the pace towards achieving SDG target 8.7 taking into account the important role of governments, social partners and other organizations. It will offer stakeholders the opportunity to exchange and share knowledge, to develop innovative intervention models, including strategic labour inspection, and collaborating methods needed to achieve target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda. It will promote tripartite and public-private cooperation on this SDG Target as well as put forward clear priority actions to support the achievements of SDG 8.7 in the region.

More specifically, the consultation will:

  • Identify common challenges, priorities and good practices in eliminating child labour and forced labour in the Pacific Islands,
  • Further consolidate regional commitments in the Pacific to accelerate the pace for achieving the elimination of child labour by 2025 and of forced labour by 2030, as required in Target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
  • Develop strategic compliance through labour inspection
  • Prepare for the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour (and forced labour) in Argentina in November 2017
  • Provide a tripartite+ forum to discuss the operationalization of Alliance 8.7 in the Pacific Islands and to provide concrete recommendations on the way forward.
  • Strengthen the capacity of participants, by fostering exchanges of experience between countries.
The outcomes of the regional consultation are expected to feed into the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14-16 November 2017 through the key priority areas for action by a multi-stakeholder alliance on Target 8.7. Most importantly, the outcomes are expected to feed into country level initiatives to accelerate the realization of Target 8.7 in the 11 member states of the ILO in the Pacific Islands.