Government Communications on media accreditation for the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

26 April 2021

Media accreditation for the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

South Africa will be hosting an international Child Labour Conference, as part of a larger effort to scale up action to end child labour.

The Government of South Africa, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), will host the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour from May 15-20, 2022, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

The conference will build on four previous Global Conferences, held in Buenos Aires (2017), Brasilia (2013), The Hague (2010), and Oslo (1997), which raised awareness of the issue, mobilised resources, and established a strategic direction for the global movement against child labour.

South Africa's hosting of the conference is consistent with SDG 8.7, which calls for the abolition of all forms of child labour by 2025 and the abolition of forced labour, modern slavery, and human trafficking by 2030.

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation to cover the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. The accreditation deadline is Friday, 29 April 2022, at 12:00, Central African Time (CAT).

Please RSVP by sending your details on the attached template to Ms. Zeenat Patel on zeenat@gcis.gov.za

Members of the media are also requested to send their broadcast plans and highlight their technical requirements for coverage. The technical requirements should be sent to Mr. Shadrack Mashalaba on Cell: +27 76 982 6821 or Email: Shadrack.Mashalaba@labour.gov.za

For conference enquries contact
Mr. Teboho Thejane - Departmental Spokesperson
Cell:  +27 82 697 0694
Email: Teboho.Thejane@labour.gov.za

Media enquiries for accreditation:
Ms. Mmemme Mogotsi - GCIS International Media Engagement
Email: mmemme@gcis.gov.za
Cell: +27 72 856 4288

For more information about the conference, please visit the website:  https://www.5thchildlabourconf.org/en and the agenda can be found on https://www.5thchildlabourconf.org/en/agenda

Year: 
2022
Media Statement date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022