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Dominique Ouattara supports alliance 8.7
As part of the launching activities of the Alliance 8.7, a coalition committed to helping all UN member states to eradicate forced labor, modern slavery, human trafficking and all forms of child labor, A high-level dialogue, took place on Wednesday, 21 September in New York on the theme: "Global Alliance to End Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labor"
The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Rider, recalled the importance of this coalition. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, once again supported the UN Secretary-General in this endeavor.
In the presence of a mix of personalities, ranging from politicians, business leaders and heads of international institutions, to civil society delegates, the First Lady Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of the National Oversight Committee of Actions in the Fight against Trafficking, Exploitation and Child Labor, explained the institutional organization to counter this problem, the efforts of the government and partners. She also explained how compulsory school is an adequate response to the worst forms of child labor.
A very appreciated intervention that captivated the audience.
"I wanted to come to show that Cote d’Ivoire is supporting the ILO and its Director General, Guy Rider. We came with Minister Dosso Moussa and Ambassador Adjoumani (in Switzerland, Editor's note) to explain Côte d'Ivoire's assistance in the fight against child labor. I believe that this experience has been rewarding, " said Mrs. Dominique Ouattara to the press. She added: "I think this alliance will strengthen ties with neighboring countries. We have already started with the First Ladies. We will soon have the First Ladies summit In Abidjan ». Mrs. Dominique Ouattara recalled that according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 168 million people are forced to work, about half of which is involved in the worst forms of labor, mostly hazardous work, and nearly 21 million people in the world are victims of forced labor.