This is the WNCB pledge for the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour:
Through coordinated action we empower communities to improve their livelihoods, and urge governments and companies to ensure fair supply chains.
This year, we – the Work: No Child’s Business Alliance – will address the root causes of child labour, as well as the immediate needs of children and youth as a consequence of the pandemic.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the number of child labourers is increasing with millions. We know from previous crises that the longer children are out of school, the greater the risk that they do not return to school. Urgent action is needed. We will therefore accelerate coordinated action to enhance the economic empowerment of families, and the (re)integration of children into formal schools or vocational training. We actively support and promote an area-based approach involving all stakeholders to tackle root causes of child labour, and a supply chain approach addressing child rights violations in production and supply chains. We mobilize communities, businesses, governments and (international) organizations to take responsibility and act against child labour.
2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – let’s take action for children, together.
Monica Banerjee, WNCB country lead in India, personally endorses this pledge: