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112th International Labour Conference

The International Labour Organization will hold its 112th annual International Labour Conference in Geneva from 3–14 June 2024. Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 187 Member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including: a standard-setting discussion on protection against biological hazards, a recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of fundamental principles and rights at work and a general discussion on decent work and the care economy. The Conference will also elect members of the Governing Body for the 2024-27 term of office



World Day Against Child Labour

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The high-level side event organized by the ILO during the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference, at the fringes of the Recurrent Item Discussion on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, celebrates the 25 years since the adoption of ILO Convention No. 182.

It also provides an opportunity for tripartite constituents to discuss advances and challenges in relation to the elimination of child labour with the aim to improve implementation worldwide, as well as to promote universal ratification of ILO Convention No. 138. 

Let’s Act on our Commitments: End Child Labour

This year’s World Day will focus on celebrating the 25th anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour,1999 (No. 182), which, in 2020, was the first ILO Convention to be universally ratified. While calling on all member States that have not yet done so to ratify the Convention on the Minimum Age, 1973 (No. 138), the World Day is also an opportunity for reminding all stakeholders to improve their implementation of the two fundamental ILO Conventions on child labour – Conventions No. 182 and No. 138.

While much progress has been made in reducing child labour over the years, recent years have seen global trends reverse, and, now more than ever, it is important to join forces to accelerate action towards ending child labour in all its forms.

With the adoption of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 8.7, the international community made a commitment to the elimination of child labour in all its forms by 2025.  Governments around the world have ratified ILO Conventions on child labour (Convention No. 182 ratified by all 187 ILO member States, and Convention No. 138 ratified by 176 Member States) and are committed to their implementation. The Durban Call to Action, adopted by delegates following the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in 2022, shows the way. 

This year, the Regional Initiative “Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour” is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the event will feature a video message by tripartite representatives of the Initiative.


Key moments

playGilbert F. Houngbo
Duration: 10:06
playKailash Satyarthi
Duration: 7:19
playPanel 1: Eliminating child labour - progress, challenges and the way forward
Duration: 24:03
playPanel 2: Partnerships to scale up action
Duration: 34:01

Opening Remarks

Gilbert F. Houngbo
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Kailash Satyarthi
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
(Video message)

Panel 1: Eliminating child labour - progress, challenges and the way forward

Younes Sekkouri
Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, Morocco
Paola Del Carmen Egusquiza Granda
Secretary of International and National Relations, Autonomous Confederation of Workers (CATP), Peru
Douglas Opio
Executive Director, Federation of Employers (FUE), Uganda

Panel 2: Partnerships to scale up action

Karien van Gennip
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Netherlands
Thea Lee
Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, United States of America
Claudia Fuentes Julio
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Chair of Alliance 8.7, Chile
Gloria Inés Ramirez Rios
Minister of Labour, Colombia
(Joint video message)
Cicero Pereira
Worker's representantive, Brazil
(Joint video message)
Laura Giménez
Employers' representantive, Argentina
(Joint video message)


Isabelle Falconnier
President of the Geneva Press Club

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