Module 2 - Good SSTC practices in the elimination of child labour and forced labour

a. Introductory Text
This module resonates with the “Elimination of Child and Forced Labour”  ILO flagship programme. The objective of the IPEC+ Flagship Programme – in line with target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, is to provide ILO leadership in global efforts to eradicate all forms of child labour by 2025 and all forms of contemporary slavery and human trafficking by 2030. It also aims to ensure that all people are protected from – and can protect themselves against – these gross human rights violations.
During this module, participants will be able to identify the SSTC components of past and on-going projects of the ILO in particular those to combat child labour and forced labour and learn about the different modalities of South-South that were already implemented by ILO. 
In December 2007 and in March 2008 two memoranda of understanding were signed on South-South Cooperation to prevent and eliminate child labour and to promote social protection in several regions, but with a special focus on Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Those memoranda outline the need to identify needs and process technical cooperation requests from developing countries, and to include commitments to provide support for the mobilization of financial resources. Later on, an overarching framework agreement was signed in June 2009 – the “Complementary Agreement on Technical Cooperation with Latin American and African countries for the Implementation of the ILO-Brazil Partnership Programme for the Promotion of South-South Cooperation”. Since that year, this Partnership Programme has already implemented more than 20 projects collaborating with more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
In 2023, Brazil and the ILO signed the new South-South Cooperation Programme 2023-2027 “Social Justice for the Global South”, with the purpose of supporting the promotion of decent work and social justice in developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. In its new phase, the initiative seeks to contribute to the advancement and promotion of decent work and social justice in developing countries in these regions by supporting the expansion of partner countries’ capacities to develop, strengthen and integrate policies, programs, and initiatives in four axes of action, including the eradication of child labour and forced labour.
Since 2014, is taking place the “Regional Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour”, an intergovernmental cooperation instrument that builds on more than 20 years of regional experience on the prevention and eradication of child labour. Its objective is to foster innovative strategies against child labour and contribute to achieving Target 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda. The initiative’s role in information and knowledge generation and in facilitating targeted exchanges and collaboration between governments, workers, the private sector, and civil society actors has been a catalyst for South-South cooperation becoming a primary modality for development cooperation between regional stakeholders.
Furthermore, from 1997 are taking place the Global Conferences on Combatting Child Labour and Forced Labour. Brazil hosted the Third Global Conference in 2013 with the logistical support of the ILO. Participants of this global conference agreed to the Brasilia Declaration, which stresses the importance of South-South and triangular cooperation to promote the acceleration of the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. The last edition of this Global Conference took place in May 2022 in Durban, South Africa, where the ILO co-organized two side events: 1) “South-South Cooperation: Good Practices of Labour Inspection on the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour,” with the participation of the Labour Inspectorates of Uruguay, Cape Verde, Peru, and Portugal, and 2) “The use of technology as a tool for eradicating child labour: IPÊ Child Labour Reporting System”.  
In 2023, took place the distance learning course “Strengthening the capacities of Labour Inspections to eradicate child labour: strengthening partnerships between CPLP countries (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) through South-South Cooperation”. The objective was to create and strengthen partnerships between the Labour Inspectorates of the CPLP member countries to improve their capacities to identify, prevent and remedy child labour cases, in particular the worst forms of child labour.
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