High Level Political Forum 2021

For the third consecutive year, Alliance 8.7 is organizing a virtual side event, co-sponsored by ILO and UNICEF, to the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The event "Fair share for children, Progress from Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries in the framework of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour", will take place on 14 July from 13:00 to 14:30 EDT (New York time).

The event, organized in partnership with the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs and the Group of Friends of Decent Work, will consist of a panel discussion between Pathfinder Country representatives, youth advocates and social partners. The event will also feature the release of the new Pathfinder Country progress e-reports on the Alliance 8.7 website.

Register for the event on ZOOM here.

Watch live on UNWebTV (click on Live Schedule) here.

Watch live on YouTube here.


The speakers are as follows:

H.E. Mr Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Luxembourg

H.E. Silvia Lara Povedano, Minister of Labor and Social Security, Costa Rica

H.E Ms Vera Kamtukule, Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi

Mr Roel Gans, Director of International Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands

Mr Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers

Mr Kassahun Follo, President of Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions

Ms Molly Namirembe, Youth Advocate and SCREAM programme Trainer, Uganda

Ms Ebot Witney Tarh, Fair share campaign youth activist and Child Protection Officer at Survivors’ Network, Cameroon

H.E. Ms Lachezara Stoeva, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, Bulgaria


Moderator: Ms Anousheh Karvar, Chair of the Alliance 8.7