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GET INVOLVED IN 2021 Take action during the International Year on the Elimination of Child Labour JOIN US 2021 has been designated as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour by United Nations member States. In the la...

10 ThousandWindows


Abu Dhabi Police

Acacia Projects

Action groups

Action Groups reflect the thematic priorities of Alliance 8.7 and bring together organizations and initiatives working on these areas to maximize impact. Via Action Groups, partners coordinate research and advocacy and drive implementation efforts on...

Advocacy Network Against Irregular Migration (ANAIM)

Advocating Opportunity

AEquitas Resource

African Institute for Children Studies

AIDS-Free World


All People Free

Alliance for Responsible Mining

Allies Against Slavery


Am Yisrael Congregation

Amar MP

Angels in the Field

Anhui University of Finance & Economics

Annam Foundation

Annie Cannons

Anti-Slavery Collective for Generation Equality

Anti-Slavery International

Arbeit und Leben

Arbeit und Leben Berlin e.V.

Asociación Mexicana de Psicología y Desarrollo Comunitario

Association for Community Development

Association mauritanienne de Lutte Contre la Dependance ALCD

Astha Mahila Evam Bal Vikash Sansthan

Aurat Foundation

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly

Ayudemos a un nino

Baghdad Organization for Women and Child Welfare

Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament

Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum

Banka BioLoo

Buddha Child

Business for Social Responsibility

Business Networks

There are many ways that business networks can become involved in Alliance 8.7: by becoming a direct Partner, participating in an Action Group, or forming collaborations with other stakeholders to deliver specific contributions....

C&A Foundation

Calls for expression of interest

Alliance 8.7 Chair, Vice-Chair and new Global Coordinating Group governance structure Following decisions made at the Alliance 8.7 Strategic Workshop in December 2022, the Alliance 8.7 Global Coordinating Group (GCG) is issuing ca...


Caritas India

Carnevalspettacolo di Ghemme

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Center for Children’s Happiness

Center for Innovative Social Development

Center for Public Interest Communications

Center for Rule of Law Rwanda

Centro de Apoio ao Migrante e Refugiado


Chab Dai

Challenging Heights

Child Fund Alliance

Child Soldiers International

Child Voice India

Childhelp Sierra Leone


Cividep India

Cleaning Accountability Framework

Club Serres for UNESCO

Collective Liberty

Comisiones Obreras – CCOO

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative


Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions

Copyright & Permissions

Each partner contributing to Alliance 8.7 (the “Contributing Partners”) holds copyright in the information it has made available on this website, unless otherwise stated. Copyright in any third-party materials found on this website must also be ...



CyberPeace Foundation

Dalit Welfare Association

Dallaire Institute

Delta 8.7

Democratic Party of India

Department for International Development, United Kingdom

Department for Work and Pensions UK

Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

Department of Labor, United States



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DKA Austria

ECPAT Norway


Edu Paradigma 21



Emonyo Yefwe International

Enoch Adeyemi Foundation

Ethical Trading Initiative

Federation of Uganda Employers

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom

Foundation for Integrated Rural and Urban Development

Free the Slaves

Freedom Fund

Freedom Now Africa

Freedom Resource International

Fundação Abrinq

Fundación para la democracia

Furukawa Nunca Más

General Agricultural Workers’ Union of Ghana

Ghana Statistical Service

Global Affairs Canada

Global March Against Child Labour

Global Panacea

Good Weave

Hagar Singapore


Hear Our Voices Foundation

Home Office, United Kingdom

Home Page

There are currently 50 million people in modern slavery and 160 million children in child labour. Target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals calls for us to work together to end these unacceptable violations of human rights. The goal of the...

Hope for Humanity International


Human Resources Without Borders

Human Thread Foundation

Human Trafficking Institute

Human Trafficking Studies Center, University of Warsaw Poland

Humana People to People India

Humanity Research Consultancy

ICCO Cooperation


Impact and Policy Research Institute

India Committee of the Netherlands

Institute for African Studies

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Instituto de Altos Estudios Sindicales

Integrated Resource Development for Tri People

International Bar Assocation

International Child Development and Protection Platform

International Cocoa Initiative

International Labour Organization

International Presentation Association

International Trade Union Congress (ITUC)

International Training Centre of the ILO


Kalkinma Atölyesi

Kasese District


Kids & Teens

King Institute


The Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform brings together the most useful data, evidence, research and news, analyses cutting-edge data, and helps people understand that data so it can be translated it into effective policy....

La Fraternité – Coque Nomade

Labour and Employment Agency of Tajikistan

Living Wage Foundation

Living Word Mission



Migrant Workers’ Connection

Ministère du Travail, France

Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social, Argentina

Ministry of Education & Employment, Australia

Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany

Ministry of Labour, Brazil

Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam

Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Netherlands

Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Netherlands

Monash University

Mukono Multipurpose Youth Organisation


Nepal’s fair recruitment corridor

Nepali migrant workers suffer widespread abuse by recruiters, increasing the risk of further exploitation and forced labour down the road. Nepal is determined to break this cycle. Together with the ILO, Nepal has started on a journey to make fair rec...


Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Organização Internacional do Trabalho, Brasilia

OSHE Foundation

Pacific Links Foundation

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L'Alliance 8.7 est un partenariat mondial engagé à atteindre la cible 8.7 des objectifs de développement durable à l'horizon 2030. Objectifs stratégiques Accélerer l'action Mener des recherches et partager les connaissances Encour...

Participatory Development Associates


Alliance 8.7 consists of partners from around the world working together to achieve SDG Target 8.7. Partnership is open to various stakeholder groups and networks....

Partners of the Americas

Pathfinder Countries Old

By adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, all UN member states committed to Target 8.7 to end child labour by 2025 and forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking by 2030. This is a very ambitious goal which requires a...

Pathfinders Justice Initiative, Inc.


Peace Trust/Tamilnadu Alliance

People Serving Girls At Risk

Permanent Mission of Peru to the international organizations in Geneva

Plan International UK


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Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services

Presbyterian Church in Cameroon

Privacy Policy

This policy is based on our fundamental goal to provide our visitors with quality information and resources while maintaining individual anonymity and personal privacy. The following statement outlines the privacy policy of Alliance 8.7 (“we”). ...

Programme du travail – Ministère de l’emploi et du développement social Canada


The above graphs depict the global estimates as well as the average rate of reduction that must be achieved to eliminate forced labour and modern slavery by 2030 and child labour by 2025. The twin reports, Global Estimates of Modern Slavery and Gl...

Rabbinical Assembly

Radda Barnen

Rainforest Alliance

Raiser Foundation

Rede Came

Resources Humaines Sans Frontières

Responsible Business Alliance

Responsible Business Alliance

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of C...

Responsible Sourcing Network


Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sahyog Care for You


Samuel Hall

Save the Children

Save the Children, India

Save the Children, The Netherlands

SDG Israel

Secours Catholique Caritas France

Secours Catholique (

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

Seed Foundation


Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

Shiva Foundation


Sisters of Charity Federation


Social and Economic Council

Society With a Vision

Solidar Suisse

Solidarity Center ...

Somero Uganda

SOS Children’s Villages

Sri Lanka’s Child Labour Free Zones

In recent years Sri Lanka has made great strides in tackling child labour. But when a community came together to take action it proved to be a step change. A district-wide child development plan got children out of work and into school. The result is...

State Resource Centre for the Elimination of Child Labour, Government of Telangana, India

Stop Child Labour

Stop Child Labour Network

Stronger Together

Support to Life

Survivors’ Network, Cameroon

Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Sydney Archdiocesan Anti-Slavery Taskforce


Target 8.7

In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as the Global Goals, these 17 interrelated goals and their 169 associated targets are designed to guide global development, eliminate human rights violations and ultima...


Terre des Hommes International Federation

Terre des Hommes Italia

Tetra Tech

Thai Tuna Industry Association

The A21 Campaign

The Alliance

Alliance 8.7 is an inclusive global partnership committed to achieving Target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals....

The Centre for Child Rights and Business

The Centre for Child Rights and Business

The Coca-Cola Company

The Consumer Goods Forum

The Global Revival Network

The Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation

The Mekong Club

The New Nation

The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham

The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery


Trace Kenya

Trade Union Congress

Trade Union Congress Ghana

Trade Union Congress of Nigeria

Traffik Analysis Hub


Two Hands One Life


UK Mission to the UN Geneva

UN Habitat

Un Litro de Leche x Mes x Alta Gracia

UN Women

UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab – People of African Descent and the Sustainable Development Goals

UNICEF – Innocenti Research Centre

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Population Fund

University of Lagos

Unseen UK

Vaan Muhil Trust



Vikas Adhyayan Kendra

Virgil Group

Wilberforce Institute

Women Rehabilitation Organization

Work: No Child’s Business

World Bank

World Education Inc

World Hope International

Young Americans for Freedom

Your Public Value

Youth Advocates Ghana

Youth Against Slavery Movement

Zenith Support Foundation

2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously adopted a resolution declaring 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and has asked the International Labour Organization to take the lead in its implementation. ...

Alliance 8.7 launches Statement on COVID-19

The human rights and labour rights of the most vulnerable must be at the heart of the COVID-19 response 1. The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse years of progress towards ending child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking. With...

Alliance 8.7 Partners United Way Worldwide and ILO launch new project on forced labour

Alliance 8.7 Partners United Way Worldwide and the UN's International Labour Organization have joined forces on a project aimed at determining the cost of eradicating forced labour. This 2-year project will produce regional and global costing estimat...

Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Countries stand together on World Day Against Child Labour

Honduras, Vietnam, Fiji, Guatemala, Nigeria, Albania, Mexico, Chile, Uganda, Costa Rica and Nepal have all launched video messages during the week-long campaign leading up to the World Day Against Child Labour. The messages highlight what each Pathfi...

And so it begins!

The International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour starts with virtual event GENEVA – The International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour begins now. Throughout 2021, global stakeholders will take legislative and practical actions...

Bali Process Government and Business Forum Launches AAA Recommendations

The Acknowledge, Act, Advance (AAA) Recommendations were endorsed by governments and businesses at the Nusa Dua Forum in August 2018. This was a significant milestone as it was the first major policy document agreed between the private and public sec...

Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

New information on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains is revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery ...


COVID-19 AND CHILD LABOUR: A TIME OF CRISIS, A TIME TO ACT New ILO-UNICEF Report shows increased risk of child labour due to COVID-19 The last two decades have seen significant strides in the fight against child labour. But the COVID-19 pandemi...

France to chair Alliance 8.7

The new Chair of Alliance 8.7 is Ms. Anousheh Karvar, representative of the French Government to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Labour and Employment Senior Task Officer to G7-G20, since June 2018. She chairs the Global Partnersh...

Global Coordinating Group – Third meeting

The 3rd Global Coordinating Group Meeting took place on 28th November 2018 in Geneva during which the Terms of Reference for the Alliance were adopted and updates on Pathfinder Countries and Action Groups were given. Communications, the Alliance 8.7 ...

Guidelines on how to measure forced labour

Guidelines on how to measure forced labour were approved at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) which took place at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva from 10-19 October 2018. The g...

ILO and IOM join forces to bridge the research-to-policy gap in child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking

Project Description A new USDOL-funded ILO project From Research to Action: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labour and Forced Labour aims at accelerating the use of rigorous research by policymakers and practitione...

International meeting ‘Taking next steps’

On 27-28 January 2020, the strategic workshop ‘Taking next Steps to end child labour in supply chains’ took place with over 200 participants worldwide from governments, social partners, NGOs and companies. Twelve internationally operating compani...

Launch of the Migration Action Group’s report on Migrants’ vulnerability to human trafficking, modern slavery, and forced labour

A new report out today examines the connection between migration and modern slavery, and focuses on which migrants are most vulnerable, and in what circumstances, to modern slavery. Prepared by Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free initiative and the ...

Launch of the World Report on Child Labour

The international community has made clear that the persistence of child labour in today’s world is unacceptable and, in the Sustainable Development Goals, has renewed its commitment to eliminating all forms of child labour by 2025. This report ai...

Launch of the World Report on Forced Labour

The latest Global Estimates indicate that 25 million people are in forced labour globally. How can the world community get firmly on track toward eliminating forced labour? The International Labour Organization report Ending forced labour by 2030: A...

Leaders gather in Abidjan to achieve Target 8.7

The Alliance 8.7 Supply Chains Action Group held its second global meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 15th May. Over 140 participants, including Government representatives from 19 countries and over 40 Alliance 8.7 Partner Organisations, came tog...

Madagascar Strategic Workshop

On 25 October 2018 the first Pathfinder Strategy Workshop was held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Almost 200 people attended the opening ceremony led by the Prime Minister, including representatives from all ministries, UN agencies represented in the c...

Migration Action Group Meeting

The Migration Action Group held their 2nd DFID-funded Workshop in Geneva on 29th-30th November during which two draft research papers were presented and discussed and the draft work plan for the group was developed through moderated group activities....

Pledge of the Netherlands

On World Day against Child Labour, the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Social Affairs and Employment launched an action pledge to contribute to the elimination of child labour. Read the full pledge and watch the short video....

The ILO-IOM (RTA) Fellowships and Seed Grants for Junior Researchers

Are you interested in conducting research on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking issues? ILO and IOM are collaborating on a project, “From Research to Action: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor ...

The OECD joins the Alliance!

The OECD is actively working to achieve Target 8.7 in a number of areas. It has developed supply chain due diligence guidance for companies in specific sectors and it promotes the implementation of due diligence guidance through multi-stakeholder imp...

Three Famous Brothers

The COVID-19 health pandemic is having a huge impact on lives and livelihoods globally. Children are often the first to suffer. The crisis risks pushing vulnerable children into child labour and making life more difficult for the 152 million children...

Upcoming Pathfinder Strategy Workshops

Upcoming Pathfinder Strategy Workshops are planned in: Nigeria (First quarter 2019) Uganda (February 2019) Albania (First quarter 2019) Nepal (7th February) Chile (March 2019) Sri Lanka (First quarter 2019) Peru (May 2019) T...

10th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The 10th GCG meeting will take place on Thursday, 29 April 2021 at 14:00-16:30 CET. ...

1st Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The 1st Meeting of the Alliance 8.7 Global Coordinating Group took place on 13th November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina...

20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians

First held in 1923, the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) is the world’s recognized standard-setting body in the area of labour statistics. It is convened roughly every five years by the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

2nd Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The 2nd Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group took place in New York on 17th July 2018...

3rd Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The 3rd Global Coordinating Group Meeting took place on 28th November 2018 in Geneva during which the Terms of Reference for the Alliance were adopted and updates on Pathfinder Countries and Action Groups were given. Communications, the Alliance 8....

4th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The Fourth Global Coordinating Group meeting took on 3 April, 2019 at the Headquarters of the Secretariat in the ILO. The purpose of the meeting was to review progress made since the first pathfinder workshop last October, to take stock on the pro...

5th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

In the margins of the High Level Political Forum, the Alliance 8.7 Global Coordinating Group held their 5th meeting at the Westin Hotel in New York. The Chair presented an update and the group looked into the pathfinder strategy, action groups, en...

6th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The 6th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group took place at the French Ministry of Labour on 12th November, 2019 under the auspices of the Paris Peace Forum....

7th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The meeting was chaired by Ms. Anousheh Karvar and took place through Zoom on 19th May from 14:00-17:00 CET  ...

8th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

During its 6th Global Coordinating Group Meeting in Paris, on 12th November 2020, the Alliance 8.7 adopted an amended procedure for the inclusion of pathfinder countries. Prospective Pathfinder Countries should be invited to present their interest to...

9th Meeting of the Global Coordinating Group

The 9th meeting of the Global Coordinating Group took place on 28th October 2020 at 14:00-17:00 and had the following agenda: 1.Welcome of the Chair Objective: To welcome participants, refer to the 8th GCG meeting report and provide an update o...

African Union Workshop on Target 8.7

The Department of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission is finalizing the formulation of the daft Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, before it is submitted to the 3rd ordinary...

Alliance 8.7 briefing

On 28 November 2017, a briefing was held in the Palais des Nations in Geneva by the Australian Government acting as chair of the Alliance. The purpose was to recap on the regional consultations that had been held over the previous year and to announc...

Alliance 8.7 briefing in New York

The Alliance 8.7 held a meeting with Action Group Chairs and UN Agency Focal Points in New York on SDG Target 8.7 implementation activities. During the meeting, the Action Group Chairs provided updates on their respective work plans....

Alliance 8.7 NGO Forum

This forum, held 12-13 September 2017 in London, was the first gathering of the Alliance 8.7 global partnership focusing solely on the role and engagement of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The forum brought together over 60 leaders of organizati...

Alliance 8.7 Strategic Workshop 2022

Alliance 8.7 has been very successful in building partnerships and has made significant steps toward national implementation. However, much remains to be done. We need more multi-stakeholder engagement and coordination at the national level to accele...

Alliance 8.7 strategy workshop

On 21 September 2016, Alliance 8.7 was officially launched in New York. Drawing on a series of regional consultations, an accompanying Vision Document set out the rationale for the Alliance and possible areas of focus to reach the ambitious targe...

Alliance 8.7 Webinar: COVID-19 and Child Labour

The Alliance 8.7 hosted a webinar for Partners on child labour and the COVID-19 crisis on Thursday 21 May, 15:00-16:00 CET, and moderated an online discussion on the same topic up until Tuesday 26 May in the Alliance 8.7 Slack workspace. Expert pa...

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Webinar

The Child Labour Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action held a webinar on Child Labour and COVID-19 to commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour 2020. Experts and practitioners from different organisations acro...

Asia Regional Conference

The Asia Regional Conference on Reaching SDG Target 8.7 on Eradicating Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Child Labour took place at the Mariott Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal on 20-22 November 2019. The main objectives of the conference were to: ...

Breaking the Chains: Eradicating Slavery through SDGs

In anticipation of the international day for the abolition of slavery, the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery organised an expert panel with the High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Michelle Bachelet which was moder...

Child Labour Platform Meeting

The global meeting of the Child Labour Platform was held on 21-22 November 2019 in Paris. For this year’s meeting, the International Labour Organization, as the Secretariat of the Platform, brought together businesses to address the following st...

Child Labour Platform, 13th Annual Meeting

The 13th annual meeting of the ILO’s Child Labour Platform “Advancing Decent Work to End Child Labour in Supply Chains” will take place in person from 1-2 December 2022 at ILO Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting will bring together businesses a...

Data Workshop

A data workshop was held at the Greentree Estate on Long Island to bring together a range of stakeholders to think about what we need to ‘know’ to achieve SDG 8.7. The programme included a mixture of plenary and break-out sessions. This included ...

Delta 8.7 Knowledge Platform Launch

The Centre for Policy Research launched Delta 8.7 as a knowledge platform for Alliance 8.7 at an event in New York in September 2018. Delta 8.7 is a platform for policy actors, researchers, survivors and practitioners to engage each other and disc...

First Annual Meeting of the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Business Network on Forced Labour offers a forum for collaboration, convened by the ILO, where business of all sizes and sectors as well as employer and business membership organizations come tog...

First Meeting of the Supply Chains Action Group

On June 21, 2017, representatives of governments, social partners and civil society met in Berlin to discuss the next steps of Alliance 8.7 Supply Chain Action Group, which was launched in February 2017 in Wilton Park, UK. The workshop was organized...

Freedom from Slavery Forum

The “Freedom from Slavery Forum” has been organized annually since 2013. It convenes individual Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and national CSO coalitions committed to the fight against different dimensions of slavery. The 2018 Forum was the ...

Global Partnerships side event

On 7 March, 2017, the Human Rights Council devoted its annual day of discussion to the rights of the child on the "Protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". Beate Andrees, the Chie...

Global Solutions Forum: Acting together to end child labour in agriculture

  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organizing a high-level event GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FORUM: Acting together to end child labour in agriculture, in close collaboration with the ILO and with the Internatio...

Government Responses to Modern Slavery and Child Labour in Supply Chains

This event was organised by the Alliance 8.7 Secretariat and its Action Group on Supply Chains and will look into practical examples,  good practice and challenges of collaboration between governments and other partners. The session began with intro...

High Level Political Forum

Accelerating action to end forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour; experiences from Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was convened in New York from 9 to 18...

High Level Political Forum 2021

For the third consecutive year, Alliance 8.7 is organizing a virtual side event, co-sponsored by ILO and UNICEF, to the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  The event "Fair share for children, Progress from Alliance 8....

High-level meeting in New York

This high-level meeting was convened for the Global Coordinating Group of the Alliance to provide updates from partners and the secretariat on consultations, Action Groups, the Knowledge Platform and country level coordination. The Operational Guidel...

High-Level Political Forum 2022, Alliance 8.7 virtual event

For the fourth consecutive year, Alliance 8.7 is organizing a virtual event in the margins of the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  The event "Progress from Pathfinder Countries and the "Durban Call to Action" - End...

High-level virtual meeting “Zero tolerance for child labour, forced labour and human trafficking”

Day 1 Floor: ENG: FRA: Day 2 Floor: ENG: FRA: Playlist,...

HLPF 2020

High-Level Political Forum 2020: Achieving SDG Target 8.7 and universal social protection in times of COVID-19 The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) took place from 6-17 July 2020 under the auspices of the Economic and Soc...

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed each year on 10 December, the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration sets out the inalienable rights that all humans are entitled to and affirm t...

ILO media toolkit “Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment”

The ILO Labour Migration Branch and the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, together with the ILO Department of Communications, are organising a webinar to globally launch the new toolkit for journalists on Reporting on Forced Labou...

Info-sessions on 2021 Action Pledges

After an amazing start to the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, it was time to touch base on where we stand, what support Partners need and to discuss timelines. The Alliance 8.7 Secretariat held two info sessions on the 2021 Ac...

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is a day of awareness that falls on 2 December each year, acknowledging that slavery is not a relic of the past and 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery and almost one in ten childre...

IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

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 Co...

Kick-off event: 21st January 2021 14:00-15:15pm GMT

In a series of interviews, videos and presentations, partners at the forefront of the fight against child labour will share their expectations and plans for 2021. Stakeholders will explain the challenges they face and provide ideas on how everyone ca...

Launch of Alliance 8.7

The launch of Alliance 8.7 took place on 21 September 2016....

Launch of Global Estimates

Two reports providing global and regional estimates of the number of victims of modern slavery and child labour were launched in New York on 19 September in New York. The first report, Global estimates of modern slavery: Forced labour and forced ...

Launch of the Communications and Engagement Action Group

On 14 March, 2019, the Alliance launched it's Communications and Engagement Action Group. Members of the Global Coordinating Group were invited to nominate a Communications and Engagement Focal Point to participate in the Action Group. During it's...

Launch of the Migration Action Group

On 29-30 November 2018, the Migration Action Group held its first workshop in Geneva. The purpose of the workshop was to finalize the Terms of Reference, identify key outcomes for a strategy, present the research conducted by the Walk Free Foundat...

Launch of the new ILO Forced Labour Observatory

Join the online webinar to discover the ILO Forced Labour Observatory (FLO) on 2 December, 14:00 - 15:15 (CET). The FLO was developed by the ILO’s Bridge Project to respond to the request of the ILO Governing Body to develop “a global data wareho...

Measuring Progress Towards Target 8.7

On 19 July 2018, Delta 8.7 held a symposium co-hosted with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at UN headquarters. The symposium on “Measuring Progress Towards Target 8.7” brought together representatives from national governments, UN en...

Paris Peace Forum

The Alliance 8.7 was selected to present at this year's Paris Peace Forum on 12th and 13th November, 2019. The Alliance was invited to hold a high level panel with the Director General of the International Labour Organization, the Secretary Genera...

Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains

This panel discussion took place on 19 July 2016 in New York. This dynamic, interactive event brought together government officials, senior policy-makers, businesses, trade unions and key stakeholders to discuss a range of strategies, challenges a...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Albania

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has, in cooperation with the ILO and the OSCE, will hold Albania's first Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop on 12 April 2019. Central government institutions, trade union representatives, businesses, ci...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Chile

The Chilean Ministry of Labour held an Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop on 28-29 March, 2019 to formalize the 2019-2021 work plan. This work plan will aim at eradicating forced labour, trafficking in persons and child labour. The...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Ethiopia

As part of the Ethiopian Government's commitment to combatting child labor, human trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations, organized a “National Pathfinder Cou...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Fiji

On 22-23 August, Fiji held a National Strategic Planning Forum to develop a joint roadmap for Fiji as a Pathfinder Country to Achieve SDG Target 8.7. The Strategic Objectives of the Forum were to: Review Fiji’s progress and enab...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Madagascar

Madagascar held a strategic planning workshop on 25 October to determine how the country will do its part to #Achieve87. A national committee was established to convene the workshop which is being held with the support of the ILO, UNICEF, IOM and OH...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Mauritania

Mauritania held the third Pathfinder Country Strategic Planning workshop on 4th March, 2019. The National Focal Point for Alliance 8.7 in Mauritania, Mr Hamoud Ould T'Feil from the Ministry of Labour met with representatives from national workers' or...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Mexico

The Government of Mexico held their first Pathfinder Country Strategic Planning Workshop on 24-25 September, 2019 in Ciudad de México. The workshop had a high level of participation from more than 100 representatives of government institutions, e...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Nepal

Nepal held the second Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop of the Alliance 8.7 on 7 February, 2019. The workshop was entitled, "Identification of national priorities, operational structure and roadmap for addressing child labour, forced labour and h...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Nigeria

The National Consultation workshop for Alliance 8.7 was held in Abuja, Nigeria on 9th May 2019. The Consultation was launched by the Vice President of Nigeria Professor Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo. Meeting reports and other materials to follow....

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Peru

In the presence of more than 100 representatives of public and private institutions, employers’  and workers' organizations, NGOs, academia and the media, the Minister of Labour and Employment Promotion of Peru, Sylvia Cáceres; the Minister of Wo...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Tunisia

Tunisia held their first Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop on 28 March, 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to convene Alliance 8.7 organizational partners including civil society, workers' organizations and employers' organizations to formulat...

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Uganda

The ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development held their Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop on 17th April 2019 during which they launched the National Strategic Plan to eradicate child labour in Uganda. [embed]

Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop – Vietnam

On 24 May, Vietnam held their first Pathfinder Country Strategic Workshop at the Hanoi Club Hotel  ...

Pathfinder Country Workshop

Two years after the Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Country Strategy was launched and with five more years to end child labour, and 10 years to end forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking, it is essential to reflect on and learn from the actions ...

Presentation of the Global Supply Chains Report

A Learn-at-Lunch workshop to discuss research findings and policy options to tackle child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains was held on 26th November at the Palais des Nations. The workshop focused on the newly re...

Red Hand Day

Around the world, girls and boys are still forced into combat, used as soldiers and in other roles such as porters, cooks, spies, and sexual slaves. International law recognizes children involved in armed conflict primarily as victims of serious viol...

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – Americas

The Regional Consultation for the Americas took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 22-23 February, 2017....

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – Europe and Central Asia

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held a two-day high-level Europe and Central Asia regional consultation to identify common challenges and priorities in eliminating forced ...

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – Pacific Islands

The ILO, with the support of ILO Constituents in Fiji, organized a Pacific Islands regional consultation from 3-5 October 2017 in Nadi, Fiji. The consultation meeting contributed to accelerating progress towards achieving SDG target 8.7 by taking ...

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – South East Asia and the Pacific

This two-day meeting was held 14-15 September 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, and was facilitated by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Delegates identifyed priorities to support the challenge of achieving Sustainable Development Target 8.7, and...

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – Sub-Saharan Africa

The first regional dialogue on child labour and forced labour in sub-Saharan Africa, facilitated by the International Labour Organization (ILO), was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 22-23 June 2017 at Elilly Hotel. More than 80 participants fro...

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – West and North Africa

The first sub regional consultation on SDG 8.7 in Africa was organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of the Republic of Côte ...

Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7 – South Asia Launch

The “Regional Consultation on The SDG Alliance 8.7 – South Asia Launch” was held on 19-20 July, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The consultation was hosted by The Royal Government of Bhutan, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources National Commission f...

Save the date for the 5th Global Conference!

During the week of 15 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa hosted the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. It built upon four previous Global Conferences, in Buenos Aires (2017), Brasilia (2013), The Hague (2010) and Os...

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Second Supply Chains Action Group meeting

The Second Global Meeting of the Action Group on Supply Chains was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 14-15 May, 2019 gathering over 140 participants. Government representatives from 19 countries and over 40 Alliance 8.7 Partner Organisations came...

Taking Next Steps – Ending Child Labour by 2025

The Dutch Government convened this conference together with Global March and the ILO. Companies met with governments, CSOs, workers' representatives and employers' representatives to exchange best practices, discuss challenges and opportunities for b...

The Pathfinder Country Accountability Framework: Information Session

On 16 February, Free the Slaves, with the support of the Alliance 8.7 Secretariat, will organize an information session for Alliance 8.7's civil society organization partners on the Pathfinder Country Accountability Framework.  The event will take ...

WDACL 2020

COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever! World Day Against Child Labour 2020 focused on the impact of crisis on child labour. The COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge ...

Webinar: Ending the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers by 2025

Armed conflict is a reality for millions of children today, and children continue to be used in combat. Target 8.7 explicitly states that the recruitment and use of child soldiers should be prohibited and eliminated by 2025. With only four years left...

Webinar: how SMEs can end forced labour

On any given day in 2016, 40 million people were victims of modern slavery. Of these, an estimated 25 million people were subjected to forced labour. Some 4.3 million were children. Since then, the COVID-19 crisis has reshaped the world and forced...

Webinar: The role of local businesses in area-based approaches to ending child labour

Alliance 8.7 has already held two webinars on ending child labour, with both highlighting the success of area-based approaches. The Alliance 8.7 then partnered with the Work: No Child’s Business Alliance (WNCB) to organise a webinar on the role of ...

World Day Against Child Labour

On 12th June 2019, the World Day Against Child Labour was a chance to look back on progress achieved over a 100 years of ILO support to countries on tackling child labour and to look forward towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 set ...