VP Boakai to Address National Sustainability Confab Tomorrow

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Labor Minister Neto Lighe

A three-day National Sustainability Conference for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the country is expected to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21-23, in Monrovia.

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is expected to deliver the keynote address at the opening of the conference.

The conference, which will be held under the theme: “Child Labor Elimination in Liberia through Sustained Commitment and Partnership,” is organized by the Ministry of Labor in collaboration with the WINROCK International’s Actions to Reduce Child Labor (ARCH) project.

The objective is to solicit genuine commitment and partnership from key stakeholders in the continuation of the ARCH project’s best practices in reducing child labor in Liberia.

ARCH is a four-year project designed to support government’s efforts in reducing child labor in Liberia’s rubber production areas in rural Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba counties.

The conference will be the first of its kind in the country that will bring together 150 participants including representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations, major stakeholders in the fight against child labor, civil society groups, community based organizations, ARCH project beneficiaries, as well as local and international organizations.

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