Regional Consultation for Europe and Central Asia

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

The Regional Consultation will bring together representatives of governments, employers, workers, CSOs, academia, UN agencies, the EU, and other stakeholders from within the regions of Europe and Central Asia. 

The main objectives of the Regional Consultation are to:

  • Further discuss the thematic focus of the V Global Conference and shape its agenda
  • Review progress made by Member States, including priorities and challenges, since the IV Global Conference on Child Labour (IVGC) which was held in Argentina in 2017, including pledges made on that occasion.
13th and 14th December 
10:00am – 12:30pm Geneva Time
Virtual meeting
Simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, French and Russian will be provided.


Status Quo

13 December 2021

  • Opening
    • Regional Director
    • Representative from Europe and Central Asia
    • Other remarks
  • Previous commitments
    • IVGC Pledges
    • Action pledges
    • Pathfinder priorities
  • Presentation of regional factsheets
  • Q&A – Discussion

Way forward

14 December 2021

  • Main priorities for the region and priorities for Europe and Central Asia – analysis of the questionnaire
  • Good practices on the elimination of child labour and how to scale
  • Conclusions and inputs for the agenda of the VGC

Progress has been made and should spur us all to re-commit to action to end child labour. 

Guy Ryder
Director-General International Labour Organization