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Follow-up regional seminar on the contribution of parliament to combat child trafficking and labour on the occasion of the ECOWAS Parliamentary session




The IPU, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and with the support of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament and UNICEF, is organizing a regional follow-up seminar for ECOWAS parliamentarians from 23 to 24 November on the premises of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. It aims at taking stock of the implementation of the recommendations of a previous regional seminar that took place in May 2016 at the same venue. Participants will share national good practices and, taking into account challenges they were confronted with during the implementation phase, will readjust parliamentary related strategies for targeted actions.

Participants will also be familiarized with ILO-SDG Alliance 8.7 and explore possibilities of parliamentary contribution to support this initiative.

- Registration of participants and distribution of documents
- Inaugural session
- Coffee break and group photo
- Part I: Background: summary of the 2016 regional seminar
- Lunch
- Part II: Implementation at the national level of the recommendations of the 2016 seminar
- Coffee break
- Part III: Harmonizing initiatives against child trafficking and labour
18:00 - Wrap up of day 1

- Part IV: SDG Alliance 8.7 of the International Labour Organization: what role for the Parliament?
- Coffee break
- Part V: Documentary film, "The price of free"
- Closing session
13:00 - Lunch