Children and youth

Children and youth

DEVCO and the International Labour Organization’s International Training Centre (ITCILO) recently organised a training to strengthen EU staffs’ capacities to promote the creation of more inclusive and decent employment, particularly for youth. The recent training, ‘Creating more and better jobs for youth’, was held over 5 days in Brussels for EU staff at both HQ and EU Delegation level. 
For World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organised a conference followed by an interactive workshop: United to end child labour in agriculture.
United to end child labour in agriculture
Humanitarian crises are becoming more frequent, severe, complex and protracted. Displacement is occurring on an unprecedented scale. As a result, humanitarian response capacity is stretched while the funding gap is widening. There is increasing recognition that alternative approaches are needed to meet the growing needs of the people heavily hit by crisis and shocks.
The Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union and the United Nations today launched a multi-year Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls in Zimbabwe.  The Spotlight Initiative with a financial commitment of €500 million by the European Union is a joint United Nations and European Union global initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Africa will receive half of the global amount (€250 million) for eight countries including Zimbabwe, plus an African Regional programme. 
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To mark the World Day against Child Labour, the EU, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO), and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have joined forces to organise the conference ‘United to end child labour in agriculture’, taking place today in Brussels. It is estimated that there are 152 million child labourers worldwide, more than half of whom are engaged in the worst forms of child labour. Africa has the highest absolute number of child labourers with 72 million, followed by Asia with 62 million.
Commissioner Neven Mimica speaks of child labour on the occasion of World day against child labour.
To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are jointly organising a conference followed by an interactive workshop with the title ‘United to end child labour in agriculture’.
Infographic - Youth Employment

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