Regional Consultation for Americas

In preparation of the V Global Conference on Child Labour (South Africa, 2022)

The Regional Consultation seeks to inform constituents about the current trends and the regional panorama on child labour, as well as the progress made since the last Global Conference, and to discuss the priorities of the region to contribute to shaping the agenda of the V Global Conference to be held in South Africa in 2022.

The main objectives of the Regional Consultation are to:

  • Mobilize the representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations of the Americas in view of the V Global Conference;
  • Discuss the most relevant aspects and challenges regarding child labour;
  • Present recent data produced by the ILO for a plenary discussion;
  • Identify and systematize the regional priorities of the Americas, both for Latin America and the Caribbean and for North America respectively;- Engage civil society and mobilize its support to the V Global Conference.
16 – 17 November 2021
Virtual meeting
Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish will be provided.


Status Quo

16 November 2021

09:00 – 10:45


  • Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at International Labour Organization 
  • Director of the ILO Office for the United States
  • Representative from South Africa

Previous commitments

  • IVGC Pledges
  • Action pledges
  • Pathfinder priorities

Session 1 – 11:00 – 13:00

  • Presentation of regional factsheets
  • Questions and discussion in plenary

Way forward

17 November 2021

09:00 – 10:45

  • Presentation of the results of the survey on the priorities of the region
  • Plenary discussion to agree on priorities

11:00 – 13:00

  • Follow-up of the discussion of priorities and presentation of the summary of the previous session
  • Discussion on proposals and relevant topics for the V Global Conference
  • Civil society demonstration
  • Closing of the Regional Consultation
    • Deputy Director of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

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