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ILO urges pledge from PIS

October 11, 2017 5:05 am

The International Labour Organization is urging Pacific Island countries to commit to becoming child labour free at the 4th Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour.

ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director, Tomoko Nishimoto, says out of 187 member states 181 have ratified the ILO Convention 182, which calls for the elimination of the worst forms of Child labour.

Nishimoto says out of the remaining six countries, five are from the Pacific.

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She adds Fiji has ratified the Convention and is very successful in achieving the goals of Alliance 8.7.

“In Fiji’s case we hope that the pledge will be to share the success stories and implementation of the policies and systems to be shared with other countries.”

Nishimoto says when these countries pledge commitment, they also need to disclose data and survey.

A delegation from Fiji will be traveling to Argentina next month for the Global Conference.

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