The International Labour Office (ILO) has launched a new tool to guide efforts towards the target of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016.
The tool, "Implementing the Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. A training guide for policy makers", will support worldwide efforts to tackle the issue head on.
It defines the worst forms of child labour, presents key strategies for their elimination, outlines recommended actions for governments, employers', workers' and other civil society organizations and addresses monitoring and evaluation as an essential feature of successful action plans.
Complementing the training guide is a Facilitators' Guide that can assist those who wish to facilitate or support training workshops and national consultations. Spanish and French versions of the Training Guide will be released later on this year.
The guide is released ahead of the Global Child Labour Conference, which will take place in Brasilia, from October 8th-10th. This conference will be a follow-up to the Global Child Labour Conference that took place in The Hague in 2010, which initially adopted the Roadmap for achieving the Elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016.