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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.

Child Labour Working Group 2021 Annual Report

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Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls on the global community to end child labour in all its forms by 2025. To increase momentum for action, the UN declared 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Governments, investors, and civil society are exerting increasing pressure on companies to have strong child labour monitoring and remediation systems in place.

Our Child Labour Working Group 2021 Annual Report summarises the key takeaways from our 2021 meetings. The sessions provided an overview of child labour in 2021, a basic framework for business intervention, and tools to assess the risk of child labour in business operations and global supply chains.

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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.

Child Labour Working Group 2020 Annual Report

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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 by completing the form opposite.

*For a version of the report in French, Rapport Annuel Groupe de Travail 2020 sur le Theme du Travail des Enfants, please fill out the form here.