ECLT Foundation e-News July 2014
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ECLT Foundation Project Partners Unite to Say No to Child Labour

In the months leading up to 12 June, World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), ECLT Foundation funded project staff and implementing partners collaborated with community members across the globe to plan and prepare for awareness-raising activities.

Find out how the communities in which we work commemorated this year's WDACL under the theme: 'Extend Social Protection: Combat Child Labour.'

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Today at the ECLT Foundation
News From the Field
A Conversation with Archangel Bakolo, Save the Children, National Project Manager, Malawi

As National Project Manager for the ECLT Foundation-sponsored Child Labour Elimination Actions for Real Change (CLEAR) project, Archangel Bakolo works to improve social conditions in communities across Malawi.

Since CLEAR launched in 2011, many developments have been made. Notably, through Village Savings and Loan Associations household poverty has been reduced; and access to quality education has been improved through provision of modern and furnished learning facilities, potable water, and improved sanitary conditions.



Global Progress to End Child Labour
Youth and Women Employment Focus of African Union Labour and Social Affairs Commission Special Session

During a Special Session pre-conference event, stakeholders from around the world gathered to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for youth and women unemployment in Africa. As such, a number of speakers reviewed the challenges faced in the implementation of the 2004 Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment and Poverty Alleviation.

In spite of Ouaga 2004 committing to place employment as one of the central objectives of economic and social policies in Africa, youth and women unemployment and under-employment remain major challenges in the continent.


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Message from the Executive Director
Constructing a Comprehensive Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Post-2015 Development Agenda and Goals stems from the realization that the eight Millennium Development Goals-which include reducing extreme poverty rates by half, stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, and providing universal primary education-will not be met by the target date of 2015.

The United Nations (UN) General Secretary therefore launched the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Goals, which aim at setting new goals and recommendations that extend beyond 2015 to keep momentum on the unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.


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