IPRA supports UN goals for multilingualism and ending child labour


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This past week, IPRA’s New York-based UN representatives attended meetings with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Study Group on Language and the United Nations. The Study Group is an initiative under the United Nations Strategic Framework on Multilingualism which launched on 27 March 2024. IPRA reaffirmed its commitment to human rights, ethical communication and the UN’s sustainable development goals. 

 

A symposium hosted by The Study Group on Language and the UN focused on Language rights for peace, justice, and strong institutions. Presentations emphasised that language rights are a powerful mechanism to promote peace and strengthen communities. Panellists proposed that multilingual nations should implement policies to celebrate linguistic diversity.

 

June 12 marks the World Day Against Child Labour. IPRA participated in the ILO’s event marking the occasion. The conference discussing the challenges on the elimination of child labour heard contributions from Peru, Uganda, Netherlands, and Chile. The event was moderated by Isabelle Falconnier, president of the Geneva Press Club. Key speakers included the ILO’s Paola Del Carmen Egusquiza Granda, secretary of international and national relations, and Gilbert Houngbo, director general who was proud to announce that, “2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour.” Other speakers included ILO executive director Douglas Opio, as well as virtual contributions. All speakers underlined their commitment to eliminate child labour wherever it happens.

To learn more about IPRA’s work at the UN please visit ipra.org/news/ipra-and-the-un/ or email [email protected].

 

Diya Narayan and Annabel Prunty contributed to this report.

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