Working in Collaboration.
Coalitions & Networks
As a member of the UN Global Compact and a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)-recognised organisation, the ECLT Foundation is committed to supporting and promoting international standards and principles and to contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our work primarily supports SDG 8.7, yet our systemic approach has had an impact on many other goals.
The ECLT Foundation is part of the wider community of organizations and initiatives worldwide committed to eliminating child labour and upholding child rights everywhere. Among these are:
Global March Against Child Labour
The Global March Against Child Labour is a worldwide network of trade unions and teachers’ and civil society organisations that work together toward the shared development goals of eliminating and preventing all forms of child labour and ensuring access by all children to free, meaningful, and good quality public education. It mobilises and supports its constituents to contribute to local, national, regional, and global efforts and support for a range of international instruments relating to the protection and promotion of children’s rights, and it engages with the United Nations and international and inter-governmental agencies.
Stop Child Labour Campaign
Stop Child Labour aims to eliminate all forms of child labour and to ensure formal full-time and quality education for all children, at least until the age of 15. The campaign calls on consumers, companies, governments and international organisations in Europe to be part of the solution. In addition, local organisations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America work on the principle that “no child should work; every child must be in school.” In doing so, the campaign works toward increasing and strengthening so called “Child Labour Free Zones.”
ILO Child Labour Platform (CLP)
The CLP aims to identify obstacles to the implementation of the ILO Conventions in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.
Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
CRIN is building a global network for children’s rights. CRIN presses for rights, not charity, and advocates for a genuine systemic shift in how governments and societies view children. It draws inspiration from the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. Its membership covers more than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries that rely on CRIN’s publications, research and information.
International Forum of Child Welfare
IFCW is an international nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of children globally, with a mission to work for children worldwide to improve the quality of their lives, and to enhance opportunities for the development of their full potential. It was founded in 1989 “to strengthen national non-governmental child welfare organizations worldwide through capacity building and to collaborate on new initiatives on behalf of this planet’s most valuable resource – children.