Published By: Global March Against Child Labour
Published Year: 2017
The main purpose of this paper by Global March Against Child Labour is to highlight the need of continued commitment and political will by governments and other stakeholders to eradicate child labour by 2025 and create decent youth employment by eliminating forced labour and human trafficking by 2030, especially for girls. The paper aims at bringing the issue of access to quality education for children, and creation of decent work opportunities for all children above the minimum age, including for girls, as a priority for governments and international community, as they meet for the IV Global Conference on Child Labour in Argentina- so that immediate commitments are made and actions are taken to ensure the momentum built towards eliminating child labour is not stalled, and that slowed pace in reduction is turned into accelerated progress. The paper also highlights the best practices carried out across different countries and regions that could be replicated and adopted to achieve Target 8.7 of the SDGs, and in turn achieve other related SDGs. Finally, it also suggests joint recommendations by the Global March network on the key priority areas identified that need commitment turned into actions, to achieve the shared goal of a child-friendly world-free from exploitation and ensuring education for all.
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