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Intervention by Estonia at the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Buenos Aires, Argentina

14.11.2017

IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour


Intervention by ESTONIA

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

14 -16 november 2017

 

Thank you, Chairperson

On the occasion of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Estonia would like to reiterate its commitment to the fight against forced labour and child labour. It is important to strengthen the actions and take the next steps in order to eradicate child labour and provide proper education and decent work for young people all over the world.

With that, Estonia fully aligns itself with the pledges made by the European Union, and commits itself further to the following national pledges:

  • The Protocol of 2014 to the ILO Forced Labour Convention enters into force for Estonia on November 24, this year. With this, Estonia expresses its full support to the fight against forced labour and child labour and commits to effective implementation of the Protocol.

  • Estonia reaffirms its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025. For this purpose, Estonia ensures that its humanitarian programming takes into account those vulnerable to forced labour, especially children, and takes necessary steps to enhance cooperation with partner countries.

  • As education is essential in tackling child labour, Estonia reiterates its commitment to engage in development cooperation programmes, in order to enable implementing the rights of the child, to have access to quality and inclusive education.

Thank you.

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