Substantial progress towards the elimination of child labour has been achieved in recent years, largely because of intense advocacy and national mobilization backed by legislative and practical action. Between 2000 and 2016, there was a 38 per cent decrease in child labour globally, however progress slowed significantly between 2012 and 2016. By 2021, the number of children had risen to 160 million children according to ILO estimates, the first increase for two decades.
2021 marked International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (IYCL). The IYCL was an opportunity to reinvigorate efforts to achieve the global target to end child labour by 2025, agreed as the Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7.
Progress towards the achievement of this important goal was discussed at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban (South Africa) from 15 - 20 May, 2022.
This important conference provided an opportunity to assess progress made by governments, social partners and others to take new measures to eliminate child labour during the 4th Global Conference in Argentina, as well assess pledges made during the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and to make new commitments.
A central goal of the Global Conference was to facilitate new partnerships and enhance existing ones, leveraging the distinct roles and mandates of ILO constituents, enterprises, UN agencies and social partners. Alliance 8.7 is an inclusive global partnership committed to achieving target 8.7 by accelerating action, sharing knowledge, driving innovation and mobilizing resources. Established in 2016, it has more than 200 partners and 26 pathfinder countries, which have committed to go further, faster to achieve SDG target 8.7.
This E-learning course is aimed at representatives of international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society organizations, and ILO constituents. Representatives of Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Countries or ILO Members States willing to become a pathfinder country are especially welcome.
The purpose of this E-learning course is to enhance the understanding of participants regarding the sustained eradication of child labour.
As a result of this course participants will have:
Some of the topics that will be covered by this E-learning course:
of child labour.
The course consists of a number of online modules to be offered through the ITCILO eCampus online from 19 February to 08 March 2024 for an estimated total of twenty (20) learning hours.
The course is divided into different phases:
Participants who successfully complete all of the knowledge assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Find the application form at https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DST/A9717085/en and apply before 20 May 2024
The tuition fee of the course is 925 euros. Partial scholarships are available for eligible candidates.