Since 1997, countries around the world have shared knowledge on policies and good practices, and have committed to eliminate child labour in a series of global conferences held in Oslo (1997), The Hague (2010) and Brasilia (2013).
The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was organized by the Government of Argentina and held in Buenos Aires on 14-16 November 2017.
Under the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as civil society organizations, are urged to eliminate child labour by 2025, and forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030. The ILO launched Alliance 8.7, a global partnership designed to align the efforts of those working towards this goal. In this framework, it was agreed that the IV Global Conference should cover both the sustained eradication of child labour and the elimination of forced labour and, in this context, it also addressed the issue of the quality of youth employment.