If you look at the Agenda, you will find sessions like Group Meetings, Plenary Sessions, Side Events, and Thematic Panels. These panels are the practical content at the heart of the 5th Global Conference.
They always take place during the core hours of the event, from 12:30 to 16:30. However, they are often scheduled to happen two at a time.
Take a closer look at your choices:
Organizers: UNICEF, ILO, UNESCO
Which policy responses have been effective in different scenarios? This session will focus on investments, best practices, legislation, and innovation in the education sector. It will also look into data sharing and shed light on recent trends, obstacles, and examples of high-impact interventions.
Guided by two ILO research products, this discussion will investigate strategies to prevent child labour during a crisis. It will also address specific situations of children associated with armed forces and groups. Panelists will address climate change, stressing the need for cooperation among stakeholders.
Organizer: African Union
There are now more children in child labour in Africa than in the rest of the world combined. The root causes are poverty, poor access to social services, vulnerability to external shocks, and socio-cultural factors. This session provides a forum for African stakeholders to discuss continent-specific challenges as well as policy priorities and strategic partnerships to end child labour in Africa.
This panel will cover three major components around the use of innovation and partnerships to end child labour: the implementation of a regional political agreement; the conceptualization of a regional investment for local impact; and the creation of a network of partnerships for the sustained reduction of child labour.
Social protection reduces vulnerabilities, empowers communities, ensures that children attend and remain in school, as well as that parents have the income to sustain their development and education without resorting to child labour. Coverage remains low, however, and ambitious investments into universal social protection systems are needed.
This session will dive into the key challenges, as well as the opportunities, to support 15- to 24-year-olds in their pursuit of decent jobs. Speakers will share actions, progress made, and good practices around two intersecting goals: eliminating child labour while boosting the quality and protection of youth.
How can we mobilize financial resources to make the generational investment required to end child labour? Speakers will address topics such as securing domestic public resources, leveraging public spending in areas like education and social protection, international development cooperation, and more.
About 70% of child labour worldwide happens in the agriculture sector. This panel will give a voice to global, regional, national, and local actors who will share game-changing solutions and provide insights on what is needed in the short, medium, and long term to address child labour.
Poor households without access to finance, health services, and social protection are more likely to turn to child labour to meet basic needs. This panel will examine the contextual and socio-political factors that make communities vulnerable to child labour, especially the worst forms. It will also seek to open a discussion around solutions that address the root causes of child labour.
At the lowest tier of the supply chain, the risk of child labour is higher than average. This session will bring together leaders who are shaping the future of supply chains. It will look at how governments, businesses, trade unions, cooperatives, and civil society can scale up approaches on child labour and work on their shared responsibilities to improve the impact on the ground.