Sub- Regional Consultation on Alliance 8.7
A deliberation organize by the International Labour (ILO) with one vision of a world free of child labour, forced labour and modern slavery through a multi-stakeholder SDG Alliance to pursue Target 8.7-“Alliance 8.7” on 14-15 September 2016 at United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok, Thailand to discuss how stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific plan to achieve the SDG, and to identify indicators and accompanying recommendations for monitoring progress collectively.
The 2 days consultation will bring together stakeholders in East and South-East Asia and the Pacific to concentrate and focus on how to intensify effort to achieve the SDG target 8.7. “Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate formal labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst form of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its form”. The target is ambitious and success in achieving this can be optimized through collaborative efforts by a wide range of actors.”
This sub-regional discussion was intended to follow a schedule of large plenary sessions with expert panels, small multi-stakeholder breakout groups, and live lunch talks. Recognizing that within the SDG 8.7 thematic areas of work there are distinct methodological approaches, policy and programming considerations, each session had a specific focus and allocated time for technical deliberation relating to implementation and policy.
The key expected outcomes of this workshop include the following:
- A set of joint recommendations and clear prioritazion of actions and issues to take forward to national ,regional and global forums including the launch of the Global SDG Alliance ( September 2016) and the 4th Global Conference on Child Labour (2017);
- Agreement of the common principles to be respected by participating partners and the scope of SDG Alliance 8.7’s objectives and its oversight structure for Asia and the Pacific
- A contribution of strengthening the capacity of participants, by fostering exchanges of experience between countries, promoting tripartite and public-private cooperation on this SDG target, and improving understanding of tools, methodologies, and approaches for measuring and monitoring progress.
14-15 September 2016