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Presentation by ARM on the worst forms of child labour.

Day 3 of the 6th ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Forum on responsible mineral supply chains, 15 November 2013.

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  • 1. Project to Reduce Child Labor in Mining in Colombia 6th Meeting of the ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains Maria Laura Barreto Chair, Alliance for Responsible Mining
  • 2. GENERAL INFORMATION DONOR • Department of Labor of the United States PARTNERS • Fondo para la Acción Ambiental y la Niñez • Fundación Mi Sangre • Pact Inc • Alliance for Responsible Mining TIMEFRAME • 4 years
  • 3. GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS ANTIOQUIA Four Municipalities El Bagre, Zaragoza, Remedios and Segovia All traditional gold mining municipalities with high levels of production and informal artisanal mining. STATISTICS ON CHILD LABOR ANTIOQUIA Children registered in SIRTI (national database on child labor) 15.225 Child workers 2.066 Children in WFCL* 205 At risk of falling into WFCL 12.618 *WFCL = Worst Form of Child Labor
  • 4. GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS BOYACÁ Three Municipalities Sogamoso, Paipa and Topaga. Selected for their high level of coal production and informal mining. STATISTICS ON CHILD LABOR BOYACÁ Children registered in SIRTI (national database on child labor) 28.893 Child workers 4.093 Children in WFCL 1.509 At risk of falling into WFCL 22.683
  • 5. PROJECT APPROACH 1. Moving artisanal miners through the formalization process contributes significantly to increasing health and safety standards for miners and reduces the incidence of child labor in the mining sector. 1. A formalized mining sector with good health and safety standards presents a viable livelihood opportunity for educated young people. 2. Children kept in school are less likely to work and experience the negative impacts of child labor
  • 6. PROJECT OBJECTIVES GENERAL OBJECTIVE: To reduce child labor in the mining sector in Colombia BY: 1. Supporting the efforts of the Government of Colombia to formalize the artisanal mining sector, with focus on implementing labor standards in order to improve working conditions. 2. Increasing the capacity of the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the National Agency of Mining to identify and address child labor and OSH concerns 3. Improving coordination between stakeholders at the national, provincial and municipal levels. 4. Identifying different levels of vulnerability, exposure and risk which the children face.
  • 7. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 1. Recommend policies to combat child labor and to improve Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the mining sector a. Develop and advise child labor policies b. Develop and implement OSH policies c. Support the formalization of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) 2. Strengthen capacity to identify and address violations of child labor and Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) laws in mining communities a. Identify and address child labor and OSH violations b. Promote inter-agency coordination
  • 8. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 3. Increase livelihood opportunities for households of children involved in mining • Increase income and livelihood security of ASM miners, households and youth 4. Expand education opportunities for children and youth in targeted ASM mining communities • Improve access to education and education services
  • 9. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 5. Share strategies with other countries to combat child labor and address OSH in mining with a particular focus on formalizing ASM miners • Conduct study tours • Innovation fund
  • 10. /www.communitymining.org (ASM)