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International Symposium on Child Labour and its Eradication
December 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 10 @ 1:00 pm
On December 9-10, 2021, UC3M, in collaboration with ILO (International Labor Organization), will organize a symposium on child labor and its effective eradication, within the framework of SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), Target 8.7 (End modern slavery, trafficking and child labour) of the UN 2030 Agenda, and in line with the initiative launched by ILO and the global partnership Alliance 8.7 (https://www.alliance87.org/) to declare 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
The symposium will discuss four key issues:
– National and international regulations prohibiting child labor: tools.
– Global supply chains and child labor. The role of multinational companies and social responsibility.
– Social policies for the protection of children and their families
– Child labor and gender.
Working groups on each topic will be created, with the aims of providing a forum for the discussion of comparative research and analysis, and advancing proposals for action by higher education institutions and university alliances. The results of the work of each working group will be presented and discussed in panel sessions during the symposium.
The symposium will be held in a hybrid format, with face-to-face sessions in Madrid to which participants from all over the world will connect online. In order to broaden the scientific community involved, the official languages of the symposium will be Spanish and English, with presentations and discussions in both languages. This is based on the premise that a single scientific vehicle language is sub-optimal in the field of Social Law, so that scientific transfer and the creation of multilingual networks should be promoted in a context in which research is accompanied by diverse linguistic competencies.
To express interest in participating in the initiative, please contact Prof. Gema Quintero Lima
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid