The International Labour Organization (ILO) is committed with the progress and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ILO technically assist Governments, Employers' and Workers' Organizations with the purpose of jointly designing effective responses to the challenges of eliminating poverty, achieving equality, promoting inclusive growth and saving the planet.

Therefore, ILO's mission in the Americas has three main priorities, aligned with SDG 8, and connected to, and with impact on other objectives:

  • Promote productive development policies, full employment and growth.
  • Promote formalization.
  • Promote respect and application of international legislation and labour standards.

In order to build a consistent response, ILO is broadening the existing knowledge base about the links and interdependencies that exist between the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This application is based on the analysis of the links between the target of eliminating child labour and the other goals which have direct effect on child labour, focusing on 8 goals and 35 specific targets, ordered by their degree of interdependence.

This is the first part of an analysis that will be complemented by the action of the ILO as well as the contributions of other allies and partners who are committed to achieve the first generation free of child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean.