Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Working Group on the Worst Forms of Child Labour - 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

1,000 views

Published on

This presentation by the Working Group on the Worst Forms of Child Labour was given at the session "Worst forms of child labour in the mining sector" during the 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains held on 26-28 May 2014 in Paris.

Find out more at: http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/icglr-oecd-un-forum-paris-may-2014.htm

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Working Group on the Worst Forms of Child Labour - 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

  1. 1. Working Group on Worst Forms of Child Labour in Mining Proposed Actions for the Forum 7th Multi-stakeholder forum on responsible mineral supply chains 28 May 2014 - Paris, France
  2. 2. Worst Forms of Child Labour in Mining Working Group • At the 6th Meeting of the ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, the Forum agreed to create an informal working group on the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Mining to put forward a set of recommendations to the Forum • Working Group members include: – Alliance for Responsible Mining – Children’s Voice (based in the DRC) – Human Rights Watch – Pact – NELICO (based in Tanzania) – Government of Canada – OECD Secretariat • ILO definition of Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention 1999 (No. 182) and recommendation 190 (hazardous work) 2
  3. 3. Today • Review three actions the working group has suggested for the Forum • Get your feedback to these suggested actions • Obtain approval to develop a fuller proposal to be reviewed by the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG), and shared with Forum participants at the 8th Forum in November • Invite participation from industry, producing country governments and international organisations 3
  4. 4. Action 1: Mainstream issue of WFCL • Mainstream the issues of the WFCL in Mining amongst Forum participants – Continue to direct attention to the issue of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Mining during Forum meetings – Invite experts from other industry initiatives (for example agriculture, textiles, consumer goods) who are further ahead in addressing WFCL issues to share insights, lessons learnt and solutions with the Forum and stakeholder groups – Invite key government including for example the Ministers for Mining, and invite them to support commitments to fight child labour and ensure that law enforcement in their respective countries is aligned to this goal. – Empower and support civil society on the ground to raise awareness to the community on the negative impact of child labour in the mining and the importance of education to the children and the community at large. – Call on civil society actors, governments and industry to proactively engage with governments and industry to address the WFCL in mining 4
  5. 5. Action 2: Common Approaches • Develop a set of Common Approaches to address the WFCL in Mining – Draft a set of Common Approaches on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) similar to the Appendix on artisanal and small-scale mining in the Supplement on Gold to help implement the OECD Guidance – The Common Approaches would lay out the steps that governments, industry and civil society can take to address this challenge in a practical and progressive way – Forum stakeholders should develop Detailed Recommendations to governments, industry and civil society in line with the above Common Approaches. The Detailed Recommendations should draw upon standards and recommendations already in existence for governments 5
  6. 6. Action 3: Encourage donor coordination • The Forum could act as a platform to hear about, develop and support projects to address the WFCL in Mining, including: – Country studies or case studies to understand the enabling conditions needed to address the WFCL in Mining – these should draw upon studies in other industries and feed into the Common Approaches and Detailed Recommendations (Action 2) – Baseline assessments of the awareness-levels of WFCL in Mining amongst government and industry stakeholders in key producer countries - building upon the initial baseline assessments currently planned in the DRC and Colombia – Evaluate impact of efforts in addressing the WFCL in Mining – Launch a pilot programme to assess how small-scale mining operations, traders, and refiners conduct child labor due diligence risks in their supply chain, what are the key challenges, what are the emerging best practices) 6
  7. 7. Thank you • Questions & feedback to suggested actions • Approval to develop a fuller proposal to be shared at the 8th Forum in November 2014 • Invite participation from industry, producing country governments and international organisations 7

×