Child Labour at the UN Forum on Business and Human RIghts

Each year over 2,000 leaders and representatives from governments, businesses, community groups, civil society, UN bodies academia and the media gather to talk about how business and human rights are related. It is the world's largest meeting discussing how business can be a driver to promote human rights, roles of businesses to respect human rights and successful examples of how to take action against human rights violations.

This year, the ECLT Foundation is proud to support conversations which will include child labour in agricultural supply chains, including the first-ever participation from anyone under 18 in the Forum.

Olman Mendoza and Marta Lidia Lima from our EEMPATA project in Guatemala will share their experiences on access to education, child labour and decent work for young people in agricultural communities. Ms. Glenda Ochoa, Director of Social Welfare from the Ministry of Labour of Guatemala will also join and share about concrete models against child labour in Guatemala.

The UN Forum is held in Geneva Switzerland at the Palais des Nations

Sessions:

Voices from the Ground November 26 9:00am - 10:30am • Room XX Mr. Olman Mendoza - Youth Participant

Experiences from Practice : Multi-stakeholder Models against Child Labour November 27 • 5:15pm - 5:30pm • Room XXIV Ms. Marta Lidia Lima - Youth Participant Ms. Glenda Ochoa - Director of Social Welfare, Ministry of Labour of Guatemala

Register now to attend.

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