Central American Forum

All this, in order to advance the implementation of objectives established in the Hemispheric Agenda 2006-2015 (adopted at the Sixteenth American Regional Meeting of the ILO, held in Brasilia in May 2006), namely: to eliminate the worst forms of child labor within 10 years (2015) and eliminate child labor in full within 15 years (2020). To achieve this goal, it was considered essential to raise public policies to combat child labor, that is, insert the prevention and eradication of child labor in national development plans of countries. The main points of debate, analysis and agreements focused on: – Setting the Terms of Reference and timescales for assessments of national policy on child labor. These assessments and diagnoses are the first step toward the establishment of "road maps" for the fulfillment of the goals contained in the hemispheric agenda. – "Child Labor and Social Policy and Development." We analyzed the need to incorporate priority prevention and eradication of child labor in the National Development Plans, Strategies and Programmes for Poverty Reduction, as well as Conditional Transfer Programs. – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Child Labour.

With the employment sector was discussed and set the path of national activities to be carried out to allow access to the Central American Forum on CSR and child labor to be held in El Salvador in late October. – Continental Plan on Child Labor Trade Union Confederation of Workers of the Americas (CSA). Actions were set to incorporate and strengthen the activities of trade unions in Central America and Dominican Republic.