2nd June | Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) Official Side Event will be held!!

 From June 1st to 3rdThe 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) will be held in Yokohama.

It has been decided, that The Child Labor Network will also be hosting for the side event.

 Contrary to the world wide declining tendency, in the south of Sahara of Africa, child labor is increasing and the number of youth (age 15 - 17) involved in dangerous or injurious work is increasing across the world.

  Child Labor prevents the healthy growth of children, Africa's human development, and is a major development task that concerns the human resource development of the next generation and an obstacle to achieve MDGs1 and 3.

  We will introduce how the Japanese NGO, firms, International organizations have been dealing with the elimination of child labor in Africa, and will hold a symposium to think about the African Development from different angles such as the standpoint of the children and youth.

  Please Join us!!

Tokyo International Conference on African Development

(TICAD V) Official Side Event

Abolishment of Child Labor、Implementation of EFA and Job Creation for the youth

~A High Quality Growth for The Dynamic Africa~


 June 2nd, 2013(Sunday) 17:3019:00



 Annex Hall of Pacifico Yokohama, 2nd floor Hall B (F201)

  (A theater form, max 150 people)


  The Annex Hall of Pacifico Yokohama is approx. 4~5 minute walking

  distance from the TICADV main conference place (conference center

  etc.)There will be a security check at the entrance of the side

  event place so be sure to arrive earlier.



 Entrance Fee




  Fill in the application form from the link below,

  by 30th of May (Thursday).



 Main Hosts

 STOP Child Labour Network



  ILO Office for Japan



 Speaker and Talking Theme

 Special speaker:

 Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations

 /The ex‐Prime Minister of Togo



  Specified Non Profit Organization, Terra Renaissance

 Chief Director, Shingo Ogawa

 "Children, Soldier and Rehabitation"



 Morinaga & Co., Ltd.

 Confectionery Division, Confectionery Marketing Department, In Charge

 of Chocolate Categorizing, Itaru Yagi

 "Case Examples of cooperation between firms and NGOs, The role of

 private firms in the growth of Africa"



 Specified Non Profit Organization ACE 

  Hikaru Kondo

 The Project of Eliminating Child Labor in the Cacao Industry"  



 ILO Office for Japan

 Vice Director, Masahiko Hayashi

 "Elimination of Child Labor and referral of actions taken for

 creating labor among youths"



  DemonstratorStop Child Labor Network Representative, Mitsuko Horiuchi


 The Programplanned at the moment

 1.Introduction by the demonstrator: (10min)

 2.Presentation (10min×4 approx.45min)

 3.Discussion towards post-MDGs (15min)

 4.Questions and Answers (15min)

 5.Conclusion (5min)


 There will be simultaneous Japanese-English interpreting


 For Inquiry

 Stop Child Labor Network



 Reference Website

 What is The 5th Tokyo International Conference on African

  Development? What is it about?

  (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs)



 The Yokohama host promoting council of The 5th Tokyo International

  Conference on African Development



  Stop Child Labor Network

  From July 1st - 30th, we are calling out to people to join the

  "Hitohata Ageyou" as a Stop! Child Labor Campaign period.