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

a. Introductory Text
This module resonates with the “Elimination of Child and Forced Labour” ILO flagship programme. 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 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. The 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”. As a follow up of this agreement, Brazil prioritized the elaboration of cooperation programmes regarding fundamental principles and rights at work, with a strong focus on child labour, social protection, and extending social security.
In December 2012, the ILO established a partnership with the US Department of Labour (USDOL) for the implementation of a technical cooperation project aimed at strengthening existing efforts to combat forced labour in Brazil and Peru, as well as disseminating and sharing good practices of cooperation between Brazil and Peru through triangular cooperation mechanisms. This project is the result of discussions and consultations held with different stakeholders in both Brazil and Peru which led to a consensus about the main strategic goals to be pursued.
In 2013 the ILO held a seminar in Brazil entitled “Comprehensive Plan for Monitoring and Evaluation” in order to discuss the structure of the project, as well as its mechanism of monitoring and evaluation, with the participation of various stakeholders. The official launch of this project took place on 20 May 2014.
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