Angola at regional launch of international year for elimination of child labour

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Luanda - Angola attended Wednesday the launch the international year for the elimination of child labour by 2025, forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery in Africa by 2030.

A high profile delegation, led by State Secretary for Family and Women Promotion, Elsa Barber, attended the online event on behalf of Angola.

 

Also joined the delegation representatives of the Office of the Minister of State for the Social Area and the Child´s National Institute (INAC).

 

The event defined proactive actions for next year.

 

They featured outlining of concrete measures to eradicate the problem of child´s labour through the implementation of  ten-year action plan, approved by the African Head of States in 2020.

 

In their action plan, the African Union pledged to eradicate child labour,  human being trafficking, and modern slavery.

The action plan aims to ensure the immediate inclusion for mobilisation of the institutions of the African Union, Member States, Regional Economic Community and international partners and other partners of the continent in intensifying the efforts to foster the progress with focus on the achievement of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

 

Child labour in Angola features  work carried out within families, which include the sectors of agriculture and cattle breeding, street trading and informal markets and in some companies of the formal sector.

 

Still, children move from their areas of origin to large cities to work in construction and agricultural farms.

 

INAC put at 1,811 the number of reports of child labor recorded in 2020, involving 961 male and 850 female.

A high profile delegation, led by State Secretary for Family and Women Promotion, Elsa Barber, attended the online event on behalf of Angola.

 

Also joined the delegation representatives of the Office of the Minister of State for the Social Area and the Child´s National Institute (INAC).

 

The event defined proactive actions for next year.

 

They featured outlining of concrete measures to eradicate the problem of child´s labour through the implementation of  ten-year action plan, approved by the African Head of States in 2020.

 

In their action plan, the African Union pledged to eradicate child labour,  human being trafficking, and modern slavery.

The action plan aims to ensure the immediate inclusion for mobilisation of the institutions of the African Union, Member States, Regional Economic Community and international partners and other partners of the continent in intensifying the efforts to foster the progress with focus on the achievement of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

 

Child labour in Angola features  work carried out within families, which include the sectors of agriculture and cattle breeding, street trading and informal markets and in some companies of the formal sector.

 

Still, children move from their areas of origin to large cities to work in construction and agricultural farms.

 

INAC put at 1,811 the number of reports of child labor recorded in 2020, involving 961 male and 850 female.