OMEP joins in the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD61)

The 61st Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development CSocD61 will take place from 6 to 15 February 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It’s priority theme is “Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

For this reason OMEP representatives in the United Nations are organizing the side-event Don’t Steal My Childhood. Child Labor and Children in Migration.

Despite significant progress in reducing child labor in the past two decades, most recent data show that global progress has stalled since 2016. Forced child labor deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity. It is harmful to their physical and mental health and development, ultimately with severe consequences for the entire society.  Therefore, it is crucial to address the problem, especially if we are to reach the ambitious 2025 target date for ending child labor (SDG 8.7).

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid – SRSGVAC – UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children

Michaëlle de Cock – ILO – Head of Research and Evaluation Unit, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch; RTA 8.7 team

Nina Smith – CEO of GoodWeave International

Two Child Laborers – who participate in programs of Kids Club Kampala, Uganda

Date and time: February 10, from 11:30-12:45 NY Time

Concept note attached.

More information is coming soon.

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