1. Purpose of the Child Labour Task Force
To ensure practical coordination and collaboration amongst humanitarian responders and development actors at the global level to strengthen the quality and coordination of child labour preparedness, prevention and response actions in emergencies at country level.
The Task Force provides a platform to identify and seek to address common challenges in child labour in emergencies programming, providing a collective technical voice on child labour issues in emergencies for other core pieces of work such as humanitarian standard setting, inter-sectoral collaboration, and global advocacy and policy work related to child labour.
2. Key Priorities
- Finalise the global Child Labour in Emergencies toolkit after a year of field-testing.
- Develop a MENA regional Child Labour in Emergencies toolkit.
- Complete a donor mapping for child labour funding.
- Finalise a 1-year project to build the capacity of humanitarian actors in Turkey, in collaboration with Unicef Turkey (completed in July 2018).
3. Key Tools and Resources
- Terms of Reference of Child Labour Task Force
- Child Labour Task Force Work Plan 2020-2021
- 2014 Report: Responding to the worst forms of child labour in emergencies: Review
- Case Study: Using the CPMS to protect working children in humanitarian settings
- Technical Note: COVID-19 and Child Labour
- Webinar: COVID-19 and Child Labour
- Protected! Podcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour Programming in Myanmar
- Inter-Agency Toolkit: Preventing and Responding to Child Labour in Humanitarian Action
- Global Virtual Launch of the Child Labour Inter-Agency Toolkit
- 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
4. Task Force Member Organisations
- Advocacy for Child Relief (ACR) Uganda
- Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Ghiras Foundation Turkey
- Independent consultants working on child labour in emergencies
- International Labour Organisation (ILO) – Task Force co-lead
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Plan International – Task force co-lead
- Save the Children International
- Terres des Hommes (TdH)
- The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- World Vision International (WVI)
5. Contact Details