Mr Kailash Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights globally for more than four decades. Through his organization, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, he has directly rescued more than 100,000 children from child labour, slavery, trafficking and other forms of exploitation. The Global March Against Child Labor, which he led, galvanized support in 103 countries resulting in the adoption of ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, which in 2020, became the only universally ratified convention in the history of the ILO.
The session will serve to introduce the theme to be taken up in more detail in the subsequent conference deliberations.
This session brings together champions who are leading the way in tackling child labour.
The panel discusses child labour in the context of the deficits in decent work and youth employment, identify pressing global challenges, and identify priorities for the global community.