We kicked off the year in Latin America and the Caribbean!

On Thursday, 11 February, we launched the International Year in a special event for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour – a tripartite cooperation platform composed of 30 countries, seven employers’ organizations and seven workers’ organizations – kicked off the International Year with a high-level political and institutional event.

In a series of interviews, videos and presentations, partners at the forefront of the fight against child labour in the region shared their expectations and plans for the year. 

We heard from:

  • Mr. Vinícius Pinheiro – ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Ms. Sofia Mauricio – former child domestic worker and Peruvian activist for domestic workers’ rights, and representative of Asociación Grupo de Trabajo Redes
  • Mr. Alberto Echevarría – Representative of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
  • Mr. Cícero Pereira da Silva – Secretary of Social Policies of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA)

And we presented 2021 Action Pledges from Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, the International Organization of Employers, the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, and ECLAC!

Together, we can achieve Target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.


Are you ready to make a difference for children? Submit your 2021 Action Pledge by 15 May.