External Event
Virtual seminar

Innovative Approaches to End Child Labour in Agriculture

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Organised by FAO

The global week of action around the World Day Against Child Labour is approaching. We are reminded that there is still a long way to go to end child labour in agriculture. The numbers speak for themselves: 112 million boys and girls are trapped in child labour in agriculture, which often harms their health and stops them from attending school.


On the occasion of this action week, FAO is holding an online event to foster knowledge exchange and highlight innovative approaches to address child labour in agriculture, while encouraging greater collaboration across regions and sectors.


Most efforts to combat child labour focus on global value chains and their upper tiers. While this is important, the event intends to highlight the need to broaden this focus and to pay more attention to local and regional value chains, as well as overlooked agricultural sub-sectors and subsistence farming.


On the 11th of June, join us to learn from experts, government representatives, and workers’ organizations about innovative approaches to end child labour in agriculture. It’s time to act now!



Welcoming remarks

Jocelyn G. Brown Hall
Director, Liaison Office for North America,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 

Technical discussion with evidence from the field and Q&A

Benjamin Davis
Director, Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 

Sophie De Coninck
Head of Operations, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch,
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Marcia Eugenio
Director of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT),
U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)

Andrews Addoquaye Tagoe
Deputy General Secretary for the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU)
of the Trades Union Congress-Ghana

Closing remarks