Event to mark the World Day Against Child Labour during the ILC

In Geneva, the World Day Against Child Labour is marked by an event held on 12 June 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Rebirth” sculpture in Parc l’Ariana at the Palais des Nations. This event takes place during the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference, and is organized by the ILO in collaboration with the United Nations Office, Geneva and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto.

After the introductory statements of Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Mr Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office, Geneva, the event is addressed by:

Ms Jacqueline Mugo
Spokesperson of the ILO Employers’ Group

Mr Luc Cortebeeck
Chairperson of the ILO Workers’ Group

Ms Marilena Viviani
Director of the UNICEF Liaison Office in Geneva

Ms Shahrzad Tadjbakhsh
Deputy Director of the UNHCR Division of International Protection

Mr Michelangelo Pistoletto
Artist, founder of Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto

The event features testimonies and performances by:

Mr Abbas Ahmad Assi
Student, volunteer (NGO Beyond) and advocate (National Podium Against Child Labour) from Lebanon

Ms Emtithal Mahmoud
UNHCR High Profile Supporter, World Poetry Champion

Children from Collège du Léman and from the International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations, and children’s appeals from Syria, Uganda, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a message from students of Geneva

Master of ceremonies
Beate Andrees

Chief of the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch

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Please note that in case of rain, the event will be held at:
Palais des Nations, in front of Council Chamber, around the Japanese vase, C Building, 1st floor - Door 17