Ending Child Labour is Everyone’s Business

The event is organized by Global Compact Network Netherlands and supported by the WNCB Alliance consisting of UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Stop Child Labour Coalition. Dutch employers’ organisations VNO-NCW and MKB Nederland support the event as well. On 18 March we will bring together the Dutch private sector and invite them to participate in the UN designated International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. We are making progress. Child Labour has decreased by 38% in the last decade. But, 152 million children are still in child labour, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic this number is likely to increase. It’s time to shift from commitments to action, and that’s why during this event we will inform you about the global 2021 Action Pledge campaign, inspire you with examples by Dutch businesses, and stimulate you to make a pledge on behalf of your organization. Ending Child Labour is everyone’s business. Companies of all shapes and sizes can take concrete action in 2021 to fix problems in supply chains, support educational and apprenticeship programmes for the next generation and join forces with other companies to ensure sustainable progress is made, as well as stimulate collaboration with government institutions and civil society organisations. NB: The main language is Dutch

Hourly Schedule


10:00 - 10:05
By Ms. Linda van Beek on behalf of Global Compact Network Netherlands
10:05 - 10:10
Introduction International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
By Ms. Suzanne Laszlo on behalf of WNCB.
10:10 - 10:15
Explaining international campaign and 2021 Action Pledges
10:15 - 10:30
Inspiring examples
Examples of Action Pledges by Dutch companies
10:30 - 10:35
Information on the Fund against Child Labour (FBK)
By Ms. Anne Kempers on behalf of Netherlands Enterprise Agency
10:35 - 10:45
Introduction of future webinars
Future webinars to follow-up on action pledges by Ms. Ingrid Thijssen on behalf of VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland
10:45 - 11:00
Q&A & closing



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