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FAO Workshop on Child Labour in Fisheries and Aquaculture in collaboration with ILO, Rome, 14-16 April 2010

 

Workshop objectives

  • To provide a forum where participants will exchange and discuss knowledge, experiences and good practices on child labour in fisheries and aquaculture and the ways to address child labour issues
  • To agree on a set of recommendations, provide advice and define actions that can be applied by governments, international organizations, fishworkers’ organizations, the fishing industry and other stakeholders.

Workshop outcomes

 

Workshop Agenda

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL

 

9:00-9:10

Welcome remarks

Ichiro Nomura, ADG,    FAO Fisheries Department

Paper

9:15-10:00     

Background and objectives of the         Workshop

Rolf Willmann, FIE, FAO

 

 

 

10:00-10:25

FAO, its work relating to child labour and the Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour   Agriculture 

 

Eve Crowley, ESW, FAO


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10:25-10:50

 

 

 

ILO and its work relating to child labour

  • An overview of the ILO’s mandate, structure and activities
  • The ILO’s International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour Worker’s and Employers organizations

 

Brandt Wagner, ILO

Susan Gunn, ILO

Jean Dejardin/Ment van der Zwan, IOE

Lucien Harmony Razafindraibe, ITF



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11:20-12:10

 

An overview of international standards concerning child labour and fisheries and discussion

D. Rishikesh, ILO

 

 

 

Slide

12:10-13:00

 

Sharing perspectives on child labour in fisheries and aquaculture 

Ari Gudmundsson, FIRO, FAO

 

Slide

14:00-15:30

WORKING SESSION 1

 Examining the problem of child labour in fisheries, fish processing and aquaculture

 

3 parallel working groups: Capture fisheries/ Aquaculture / Post-harvest operations, all addressing:

all addressing:

  • Understanding the nature and scope of child labour in fisheries, fish processingand aquaculture, including identifying the types of activities that children undertake, by age, by sex. 
  • Clarifying the concepts oflight work and hazardous work.
  • Identifying causes, including the role of poverty, that contribute to child labour in fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Identifying consequences and impacts of child labour in fishing, fish processing and aquaculture, including the potential health impacts of specific activities and working conditions in fisheries sector related work.

 

 


 

 

 

DAY 2: THURSDAY, 15 APRIL

 

9:00-10:00

Presentation and discussion of outcomes by each of the 3 groups

 

 

 

10:00-10:45

Presentation “The extent and distribution    of child labour in the fisheries sector and identification of data gaps".

Plenary discussion

 

Lorenzo Guarcello, UCW

 

Slide

11:15–13:00

Presentation of experiences and lessons learned linked  to working session 2.

Plenary discussion

Dela Afenyadu

Ujjaini Halim

Katrien Holvoet

Vegard Iversen

José R. Morales

Sebastian Mathew

Eddi J. Walakira

Kathrine Snyder

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4:00–17:30

WORKING SESSION 2

Identifying solutions of child labour in fisheries, aquaculture, and post-harvest operations

 

3 parallel working groups: Capture fisheries/ Aquaculture / Post-harvest operations, all addressing:

  • Determining what types of fisheries sector related activities need to be included in the “hazardous child labour lists” and other policy interventions.
  • Identification of means for reducing risk for youth of legal working age.  Identification of alternatives to the use of hazardous technologies.
  • Documenting practical measures that can be taken by different stakeholder groups and at different levels (international, national, local) to address causes and consequences of child labour.

 

 

 

DAY 3: FRIDAY, 15 APRIL

 

9:00–10:00

Presentation and discussion of the outcomes of the 3 groups

 

 

 

10:30-12:50

WAY FORWARD:

  • Plenary
  • Summing-up of workshop findings
  • Discussion of final conclusions and recommendations
  • Next steps

 

Moderator:

Paola Termine, ILO

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAO/20904/K. Pratt