GENEVA (ILO News) – The Organisation of African Unity with the active support of the International Labour Organisation is organising an international meeting on child labour in Africa, to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 5-7 February. The meeting is hosted by the Ugandan Ministry of Labour.
The African Regional Tripartite Meeting on Child Labour will be attended by delegations, representing goverments, employer's and worker's organisations from 22 African countries. It will provide an important venue for information, discussion and debate on the extent of child labour in Africa and possible national and international initiatives to address this growing problem. Government representation is at ministerial level and a number of high level dignitaries are expected to address the gathering.
The meeting will be held in the Uganda International Conference Center adjacent to the Nile Hotel International in Kampala. Press facilities, including international phone lines and faxes will be provided for by the conference organisers.
The ILO's Bureau of Public Information (PRESSE) will disseminate press materials, including a press release and a video news release prior to the conference (embargo time 00:01 February 4). The ILO has also prepared a report for the conference, which will be made available to journalists under the same embargo time.
Interested journalists are invited to contact the ILO's Bureau of Public Information (PRESSE) in Geneva. Tel: (+41.22) 799.8906/799.7912; fax: (+41.22) 799.8577.