The Youth Ambassadors for a World Free of Child and Forced Labour programme is an initiative driven by the Argentine Government, organizer of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The goal of the programme is to generate more information and commitment amongst youths from all over the world on the actions to prevent and eradicate child and forced labour that are being carried out to meet SDG target 8.7, through their participation as “ambassadors” of their regions in the Conference.

Applicants need to register by completing an on-line form and submitting an essay at The essay should not exceed five thousand (5,000) characters, and should be written in one of ILO’s official languages (Spanish, English or French). Applicants’ essays should reflect their local, national or regional perspective on the issues of child and forced labour. Youths are encouraged to reflect on the existing barriers and challenges, and share their views and proposals to meet target 8.7 of the SDG. Likewise, they should explain the reasons why, from their own perspective, participating in the Conference will be relevant to
acquire tools to change this reality in their countries.

Applicants should register and submit their essay along with a profile picture and passport or ID before the new deadline, September 15th, 2017, 9 am, Buenos Aires, Argentina time. A total of 18 ambassadors will be selected, ideally three (3) per continent.

All the information about the programme is available here