The think tank “The end of child labour: Together we can do it”
This think tank calls upon professionals and critical thinkers, students and youth from all walks of life to share knowledge and experience to show the world that ending child labour is not only possible, but it is an ethical imperative as well as a wise economic investment.
The international community has identified child labour as a significant impediment to the realization of children’s rights, national development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those related to poverty alleviation, education, gender equality and HIV/AIDS. In 2006, the international community set the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016. Almost half-way to that date, the 2010 ILO global report on child labour warned that if current trends continue the 2016 target will not be reached.
- How can child labour be abolished?
- Why are millions of children working when there are millions of unemployed adults?
- What needs to be done to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016?
- Are laws adequate and are available resources sufficient to stop child labour?
- What initiatives can be taken by different actors in society?
- How does globalization affect child labour?
The think tank aims to bring together studies, research results and innovative policies from different socio-economic and institutional contexts at global, regional, national and local levels on these and other questions relevant to the issue.
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