Regional Consultations in preparation of the V Global Conference on Child Labour (South Africa, 2022)

Since the initial conference in Norway back in 1997, Global Conferences on Child Labour have brought together stakeholders from around the world to discuss, share good practices, advance policies and commit to the elimination of child labour. Follow up conferences in the Netherlands in 2010, Brazil in 2013 and Argentina in 2017 have helped to keep the issue of child labour on the international agenda and to bring about concrete action on the ground, with global figures going down from 268 to 160 million children in child labour.

Thanks to the leadership of South Africa, the next Global Conference is due to be held in 2022. Preparations are already underway and further information about participation will follow shortly. You can stay updated by signing up to our mailing list.

As part of the preparatory process for a global conference, regional consultations enable the organizers to listen to the priorities and challenges of stakeholders from around the world. These insights will help to shape the conference agenda and to ensure South Africa 2022 will bring about action on the ground. Find out further information by clicking on a region below.



Arab States

Asia and Pacific

Europe and Central Asia

There is no place for child labour in society. It robs children of their future and keeps families in poverty.

Guy Ryder
ILO Director General