The main objective of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour is to accelerate the pace towards the elimination of child labour, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Within the framework of the SDG, the IV Global Conference will address different topics related to child labour, forced labour and youth employment with the aim of identifying different scenarios and conditions leading, in addition to the elimination of child labour by 2025, to the elimination of forced labour by 2030 in line with target 8.7; and within this context to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for young people, in line with SDG Targets 8.5 and 8.6. The final outcome of the IV Global Conference will be a declaration (“the Buenos Aires Declaration”) to be adopted by the
Conference.

During the IV Global Conference, the participants will be invited to make public voluntary pledges to carryout concrete actions, in line with the Buenos Aires Declaration. Pledges are a flexible tool that will help focus the IV Global Conference outcomes on specific actions, within their respective areas of responsibility, for instance, for Governments, to ratify relevant international instruments within a given timeframe, launch initiatives at national, sub-regional or regional level

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