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Child Labour Working Group

In 2019, the Global Compact Network UK launched a Child Labour Working Group (CLWG) to debate, discuss, and share the challenges of working to eliminate child labour and WFCL in supply chains. The CLWG will seek opportunities to disseminate information further by engaging in numerous national and global networks, such as the ILO Child Labour Platform, Ethical Trading Initiative and UN Women UK, to ensure that insights and findings from EAPEC are dispersed.

The meetings are intended to be highly interactive and provide participants with access to leading experts in this field. The group will hear presentations from different stakeholders including, but not limited to, government officials, NGOs, and businesses working on child labour issues.

We have now completed our 2020 Child Labour Working Group Annual Report. This report summarises the key takeaways from UNGC UK's 2020 Child Labour Working Group meetings. Key features include an overview of child labour, discussing the challenges businesses face when tackling child labour, and highlighting possible tools and solutions. This valuable resource can be downloaded here.

The CLWG convenes quarterly and is still accepting members to the group. If you would like to find out more and/or register your interest, please contact Senior Programme Manager, Bee Delgado or Project Manager, Marcella Mizzi.