Events

2011

  1. ILO and FAO side event on "Vulnerable groups and pesticides exposure: Joining forces to reduce hazardous child labour in agriculture"

    22 June 2011

    This meeting aims to draw attention towards the linkage between chemicals exposure and hazardous child labour. This side event is being organized during the next Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention. The Rotterdam Convention promotes shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among Parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm; and contributes to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous chemicals, by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics, by providing for a national decision-making process on their import and export and by disseminating these decisions to Parties.

  2. Child solidarity event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    School children from local schools will participate in a child solidarity event, along with civic leaders from the City and the Canton of Geneva, and other invited guests.

  3. ILC Side Event to mark the World Day 2011 and the launch of a new ILO report on hazardous work

    10 June 2011

    This meeting is to mark the World Day Against Child Labour 2011 and to launch a new ILO report on hazardous work "Children in hazardous work: What we know, what we need to do".

  4. World Day Against Child Labour 2011

    10 - 12 June 2011

    The 2011 World Day Against Child Labour will provide a global spotlight on hazardous child labour, and call for urgent action to tackle the problem.

  5. School play “Another Side of Life” to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2011

    School children from the Collège du Léman will be performing a play on child labour - "Another Side of Life."

  6. On line event on Children in hazardous work

    24 May 2011

    Tuesday 24 May 2011 - This 60 minute webinar is convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office in the lead up to the annual World Day against Child Labour (June 12).

2010

  1. Side Event "Combating child labour through South-South Cooperation - IPEC’s experiences and prospects for future development"

    24 November 2010

    The “Global South-South Development Expo 2010” will take place in Geneva from 22 to 26 November 2010. It is organized by the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, a division directed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The International Labour Office has the privilege to host The Expo 2010 and welcomes various partner countries and organizations to showcase and exchange successful South-South development solutions. Solution forums include social protection and decent work, food security, climate change and environment, HIV/AIDS, global health, and education.

  2. International Conference on "Children on the Move"

    5 - 7 October 2010

    Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. Yet, in debates on both child protection and migration, children who move are largely invisible. As a result, policy responses to support these vulnerable children are fragmented and inconsistent.

  3. Jobs for conflict-affected children – a key strategy to prevent recruitment by armed forces and groups and ensure sustainable reintegration of former child soldiers

    27 September 2010

    The third Ministerial Follow-Up Forum to the Paris Commitments and Paris Principles on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups is co-hosted by UNICEF, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, and France. It is organized in collaboration with the Paris Principles Steering Group of which ILO is a member.

  4. Tackling child labour – A key to progress on the Millennium Development Goals

    21 September 2010

    This event, organised by the Global Task Force on Child Labour and Education for All and the government of the Netherlands, considers how tackling child labour can contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.