Marking yet another victory towards the universal ratification of ILO Convention 182 on Worst Forms of Child Labour; the two Pacific Islands, Palau and the Marshall Islands, recently ratified the Convention in March 2019. In preparation for the ratification, both countries took considerable legal steps to eliminate the worst forms
Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed
Global March Against Child Labour organised the 3rd Meet of Parliamentarian’s Without Borders for Children’s Rights, in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development. It was held in Brussels, Belgium on 3rd and 4th December, 2018. The meet witnessed
Do you believe in magic? In things changing around as if they were never there? We do too.
While we sit everyday on our desks doing our bit towards making a change in the lives of exploited child labourers, advocating for their rights with multiple stakeholders, we wish
The Second Asia Meet of Parliamentarians Without Borders for Children’s Rights, an initiative of our founder, Kailash Satyarthi and Brazilian Senator, Cristovam Buarque, was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in collaboration with Centre for Children’s Happiness : CCH and 13 Members of Parliament from 6 Asian countries- Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Nepal
Global March Against Child Labour in collaboration with our partner in Uganda, National Organisation of Trade Unions successfully organised the Africa Capacity Building Workshop on Achieving SDG 8.7: Getting to Zero Child Labour by 2025 in Kampala, Uganda. Given that only 7 years are left to achieve SDG 8.7 and
Food products sector boosts sustainability in production chain
The parties in the Dutch food products sector are joining forces to ensure responsible business conduct in the international production chain. Today, they signed the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreement for the Food Products Sector. This agreement is intended to foster
Last week, I was in Geneva to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the historic Global March Against Child Labour (Global March) and World Day Against Child Labour 2018. I was reminiscing about the beginning of my fight against child labour, which started in 1981 with the rescue of a single child. As I
JUNE 6, 2018 | Tim Ryan
On a warm, dusty day on the Deccan plateau in April 1994, I joined Kailash Satyarthi’s Bharat Yatra, (Indian Journey), a group of 150 child labor activists part-way through its march from the southern tip of India to the heart of New Delhi, where it
To mark the 20th Anniversary of Global March Against Child Labour (Global March) as well as the World Day Against Child Labour, Global March and the International Labour Organization (ILO) organised a joint event on 4 June 2018 during the International Labour Conference (ILC) at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.