Global March

Financing For Children’s Development

Position Paper of the Global March Against Child Labour
Gathering next spring in Monterrey, Mexico, the world community will set forth its blueprint for financing global development. The plan will include numerous recommendations, commitments, principles, and proclamations in the hope of bringing equitable development to all. But somewhere lost in

Global Action Week 2002

“Free to Learn, Learn to Be Free!”
Demand for Children’s Rights to Free, Quality Education!
The Global Action Week for Education 2002 brought together the voices of people around the world demanding the fundamental right to education, during 22-28 April 2002. This annual event was organised by partners of the

For A Future Without Child Labour

The Global March joins in celebrating the first World Day Against Child Labour and commends the pioneering efforts the ILO has made in the worldwide drive to eliminate child labour. The problem is clearly one of the most serious issues facing humanity today. With an estimated 246 million children engaged

Global Action Week 2003

Every girl has a right to education
The Global Action Week for girls’ education was held from the 6th – 13th April in which millions of people from all over the world took part in events to draw the attention of the media, politicians and the public to the importance

Global March Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary At The World Social Forum

No more bombs’, ‘No more missiles’, ‘No more guns’, ‘No more tools in tiny hands’, ‘We want books’, ‘We want schools’,’ We want toys’, ‘Stop stop child labour’, ‘Down with child labour’ ‘Long live Global March,’ ‘We want education’, – these were the enthusiastic slogans of the children which reverberated

Global Action Week 2004: 19 -25 April

Missing an Education, the World’s Biggest Lobby
Around the world, children spoke out on their right to education. Their voices were heard in national parliaments/legislatures, in state assemblies and in village councils. During the Global Action Week 2004,the objective was to make it impossible for our leaders to ignore the

Children’s World Congress On Child Labour, 2004

The Children’s World Congress has shown in a big way that children from all over the world want one and the same thing – the chance to enjoy childhood! Therefore children took the reins in their hands for the first ever Children’s

World Day Against Child Labour 2004

Behind closed doors: The forgotten world of Domestic Child Labourers
World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, 2004: Global March Against Child Labour makes the world look at one of the most elusive forms of child labour
New Delhi, June 11, 2004 – On Saturday, June 12, the World

The 2nd Round Table On The Triangular Paradigm
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The 2nd Round Table On The Triangular Paradigm

November 2004: The concept of synergising efforts towards Education for All, elimination of Child Labour and poverty alleviation got a further boost with the success of the second Round Table organized in Brasilia, Brazil on November 8th. The UN agencies, governments from Southern as well as Northern countries and civil

Global March’s 8th Anniversary Celebration
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Global March’s 8th Anniversary Celebration

Global March to Peace March
Sweden support Peace March
The 8th Anniversary of Global March was celebrated in Sweden on 17 th. of January in Örebro. On this occasion a impressive numbers of children, youth and adults gathered in Örebro city at 5 PM. They started a torch march to

World Day Against Child Labour 2006

ILO to wave red card against child labour
GENEVA (ILO News) – With World Cup fever in full swing, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will symbolically wave a “Red Card” against child work as part of a series of global events beginning this week to mark the World Day Against

South Asia Regional Meeting Of Global March Says “Keep Up The Promises High!”

Kathmandu, December 2006: Global March Against Child Labor Regional Secretariat Kathmandu organized jointly with the International Center on Child labor and Education (ICCLE), Washington, D.C. South Asia Regional Strategic Planning Meeting on Child Labour in Kathmandu on 16th and 17th of December 2006. The participants were welcomed by the Director

World Day Against Child Labour 2007

These myths have to be broken

That children working in the field are learning a skill
That children using pesticides is just a task

That child labour in agriculture only exists in developing countries…..
These myths that have perpetuated for long , have to be broken for

National Consultation On Child Labour, Education For All And Poverty Alleviation

India: National Consultation on Child labour, education for all and poverty alleviation
17th January 2007:  Global March Against Child Labour completed its 9th Anniversary on 17 January with the National Consultation on inter-linkages of child labour, education for all and poverty alleviation.  This unique consultation saw the participation off over

Global March’s Celebrate Its 9th Anniversary

India: National Consultation on Child labour, education for all and poverty alleviation
17th January 2007:  Global March Against Child Labour completed its 9th Anniversary on 17 January with the National Consultation on inter-linkages of child labour, education for all and poverty alleviation.  This unique consultation saw the participation off over

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR EDUCATION BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR WORLD’S BIGGEST EVER LESSON

7.5 million children, adults, teachers joined politicians in over 100 countries to learn about the importance of everyone having the chance for a quality education
More than 7.5 million children, adults, teachers and campaigners took part in the Global Campaign for Education’s “World’s Biggest Lesson”. The world record for the largest

World Day Against Child Labour 2008

Background Note
Alice, her father was unable to afford to educate her beyond nursery school. He was unable to buy paper for her to write on. After nursery school, Alice was free at home. Her friends went to the garbage dump to earn money. She needed money and wanted to be with

“Class of 2015: Education for All”

25th September 2008: WORLD LEADERS, FIFA LAUNCH “CLASS OF 2015: EDUCATION FOR ALL”, $4.5 B PLEDGED
New York, NY, -Today, the “Class of 2015: Education for All” launched a new effort to build the political will to achieve education goals and remind world leaders of their promise that every child

Oslo High Level Group On Education For All

Campaigners for education are converging on the eighth High Level Group meeting on Education for All in Oslo 16th – 18th December.  Government ministers, UN agencies, private sector and civil society use this annual meeting to discuss the progress and future steps to achieving education for all.  The Global Campaign

Pan-Europe And Maghreb Regional Conference

Global March remains the most recognisable global alliance against child labour and for universal education, but our profile in Europe has diminished in recent years. The Sofia consultation concluded that we need to adapt to the new legal, constitutional, political and economic realities of Europe; to coordinate more effectively across

10th Anniversary Celebration in Geneva

There were various events organized by IPEC, Geneva on the celebrations in which the historic moment was re-lived by the core marchers Reyna Aguilar Tacuri, Peru; Cristian Andrés Inzunza Espinoza, Santiago. Chile ; Agbodjan Ablavi Benjamine, Togo; Govind Khanal, South Asia  with  Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson Global March Against Child Labour

Nepal March For Education 2009

What is a March or Yatra? 
A march or yatra is a massive grassroots’ level awareness and advocacy campaign that generates tremendous orientation in favour of a social cause. From time immemorial marches have been used to propagate faith, social awareness and independent struggles particularly promoting fundamental rights in South Asia. The

Children Rights Over The World
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Children Rights Over The World

Context
November 20th 2009 is the commemoration date of the signature of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child signed in 1989. Next November will be the 20th anniversary.
Initiative
Members of Associations including Amnesty International, UNICEF, Handicap International, Global March Against Child Labour have teamed up with local French Associations: Au

International Panel Discussion On Child Labour

The International Center on Child Labour and Education (ICCLE), the North American regional office of the Global March and its International Advocacy Office, is organising an international panel discussion in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on 19th April 2010 in Washington D.C., USA. The theme of the discussion will

The Global Conference On Child Labour

The Global Conference on Child Labour will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, 10-11 May 2010. It is being hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and co-organised in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Entitled “Towards a world without child labour – Mapping the road to 2016”,

MDG Summit

The UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) came to a close on 22nd September 2010 with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offering his congratulations to the participating Heads of State, saying: “This Summit has laid a solid foundation for the progress we need in our quest to achieve the Millennium

The Fourth General Assembly Of The Global Campaign For Education (GCE)

The fourth General Assembly of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) was held in Paris, France, from 22 to 25 February 2011 at an important time in terms of significantly reduced funding and momentum to achieve the Education For All (EFA) goals and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 and growing

1 May Day 2011: Winds Of Change For Social Justice And Democracy

On the occasion of this year’s International Labour Day on 1st May, Global March supports the theme of “Winds of change for social justice and democracy” by the Global Unions honouring the people of the Arab and North African countries who are rising up for dignity and freedom. May Day 2011 will

International Consultation On Roadmap 2016 And The Garment-Manufacturing Sector

Nearly 100 representatives from multinational garment corporations, social audit firms, garment manufacturers, trade unions, civil society, government agencies and the United Nations attended the International Consultation on Roadmap 2016 and the Garment-Manufacturing Sector organised by Global March Against Child Labour. The one-day consultation was held in New Delhi, India, on 11 May 2011

Dirty Cotton: Book Release

The Global March Against Child Labour’s research study “Dirty Cotton” A Research on Child Labour, Slavery, Trafficking and Exploitation in Cotton and Cotton Seed Farming in India was launched by Mr Guy Ryder, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organization (ILO) at New Delhi, India. Also present were Mr Virendra Kasana,

1 May Day 2012: Sustainable And Equitable Recovery For All

1 May 2012: On the occasion of this year’s International Labour Day on 1st May, Global March Against Child Labour extends its support to the joint statement issued by its Governing Board members – the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Education International and other Global Union Federations (GUF) which in

Children In India March To Demand Total Abolition Of Child Labour
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Children In India March To Demand Total Abolition Of Child Labour

On 29th August 2013, more than 300 children in New Delhi, India supported by adults marched to the Parliament demanding the passage of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, which would prohibit hazardous work for all children below 18 years. It will also ban any employment of children

International Conference On Child Labour In Agriculture
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International Conference On Child Labour In Agriculture

July 30, 2012, Washington DC; In response to Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson of Global March Against Child Labour’s closing question on, “Can we have child labour free agricultural products and commodities?” the 159 participants from 39 countries at the International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture, in Washington DC, USA, chanted

National Consultation On Child Trafficking And Child Labour
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National Consultation On Child Trafficking And Child Labour

For building a nationwide consensus of all stakeholders in the fight against child labour on amendments in the CLPRA, Global March Against Child Labour in conjunction with partner organization Bachpan Bachao Andolan is organizing a 2 – Day National Consultation on Child Trafficking and Child Labour.
The principal objectives of

World Day Against Child Labour 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Campaigning and mass mobilisation have been the core strength of Global March Against Child Labour and most of its partners. We have witnessed concrete policy changes and tangible results in our fight against child labour and for education. Ratification of ILO Conventions, integration of child labour

III Global Child Labour Conference
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III Global Child Labour Conference

“We have 168 million reasons to be present at this conference in Brasilia” said Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), while officially inaugurating the III Global Conference on Child Labour 2013 (III GCCL) on October 08, 2013 in Brasilia, Brazil. Referring to ILO’s recently published report that

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India’s Union Labour Minister Launches “Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking” Report And “Anthem Against Child Labour”
On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2014
In a first, the Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Narendra Singh Tomar commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour launched the Global March Against

India’s Union Labour Minister Launches “Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking” Report And “Anthem Against Child Labour”
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India’s Union Labour Minister Launches “Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking” Report And “Anthem Against Child Labour”

In a first, the Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Narendra Singh Tomar commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour launched the Global March Against Child Labour report “Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking – Comprehensive Case Studies of Child Domestic Labour and Commercial Sexual Exploitation” and a music video “Anthem Against Child Labour”,

III Global Child Labour Conference

Strategies to acclerate the elimination of the worst forms of child labour
“We have 168 million reasons to be present at this conference in Brasilia” said Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), while officially inaugurating the III Global Conference on Child Labour 2013 (III GCCL) on October