On Thursday, 21 January, we kicked off 2021 for children.
In a series of interviews, videos and presentations, partners at the forefront of the fight against child labour shared their expectations and plans for the year.
We heard from:
Mr Guy Ryder – ILO Director General
Ms Henrietta Fore – UNICEF Executive Director
Mr Kailash Satyarthi – Nobel Peace Laureate
Mr Amar Lal – Child Labour Survivor and Activist
And we presented 2021 Action Pledges from the European Commission, Argentina, South Africa, ILO, Global March, FAO, IOM, UN Global Compact, IOE, ITUC, and US DOL!
“We will launch this year an award plan to incentivize innovative approaches for the eradication of child labour among our members and partner companies.”— Alliance 8.7 (@Alliance8_7) January 22, 2021
— @robsuarezsantos, Secretary-General, @ioevoice
Submit your #endchildlabour2021 action pledge: https://t.co/bGpEbGFZbo pic.twitter.com/auOnEZhNWT
“We pledge to intensify our campaign for a new social contract where mandated due diligence and disclosures hold companies to account through their supply chains…” @SharanBurrow, General Secretary, @ituc— Alliance 8.7 (@Alliance8_7) January 22, 2021
Submit your action pledge: https://t.co/bGpEbGFZbo
“For 2021 we plan a review of our decent work agenda. This review will cover all ongoing EU initiatives that are linked to the promotion of decent work & elimination of child labour.” @NicolasSchmitEU @EU_Social— Alliance 8.7 (@Alliance8_7) January 23, 2021
Submit action pledge https://t.co/bGpEbGXA2W
Are you passionate about ending child labour? Submit your 2021 Action Pledge by 15 May.