Global child labour conference in the Hague

On 10 & 11 May the The HagueGlobal Child Labour Conference 2010 has taken place.

The two-day conference, organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands in cooperation with the International Labour Organization, was attended by more than 450 delegates from 80 countries and witnessed interventions by high-level government officials as well as representatives from employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations and members of the academia and civil society.

The entire proceedings are described in the Conference Report, The Hague Global Child Labour Conference 2010.

Roadmap to 2016 adopted by acclamation

There were many pledges in the concluding session of the conference, including a video message by Ms. Hillary Clinton on behalf of the USA. In the attendance of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands the Roadmap for Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016 was presented. The document was adopted by acclamation by all 80 countries represented. The progress of the proposed actions in the Roadmap will be monitored and reported to the International Labour Organization on a yearly basis.