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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.
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United Nations published this video item, entitled “2021 Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – Kick-off event” – below is their description.
Kick-off event of 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
In a series of interviews, videos and presentations, partners at the forefront of the fight against child labour will share their expectations and plans for 2021. Stakeholders will explain the challenges they face and provide ideas on how everyone can contribute throughout the year.
We are delighted to welcome the following special guests:
• ILO Director-General Guy Ryder,
• UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore,
• Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi
• Child labour survivor and activist, Amar Lal
Chair of Alliance 8.7, Ms Anousheh Karvar will also present the 3 pillars of the 2021 Action Pledges: Act. Inspire. Scale Up with live pledges from: European Commission, Argentina, South Africa, Global March, FAO, IOM, UN Global Compact, IOE, ITUC, USDOL and Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Countries Nigeria, Tunisia and Chile.
Learn more about the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour: http://bit.ly/2Y4NuUdUnited Nations YouTube Channel
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