Worst Forms of Child Labor


First Lady Dominique Ouattara, President of the National Oversight Committee for actions against Trafficking, Exploitation and Child Labor (CNS), officially presented the new National Action Plan (NAP) for 2015-2017 in the fight against the worst forms of child labor, on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at the conference room of the Ministry of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Plateau. More than 12 billion CFA francs have been funded by the State of Côte d'Ivoire, technical and financial partners to consolidate the gains of the combat during the two (2) years to come, and the actions taken for a significant reduction of the phenomenon.

For her part, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the first lady of Côte d’Ivoire, also President of the CNS wished to share her conviction and his vision for improving the living conditions of child victims of exploitation, trafficking and Working in front of the members of government, diplomats, and heads of national and international NGOs attending the ceremony. On this occasion, the wife of the head of state invited the different social actors involved in the fight against this phenomenon to appropriate the new NAP 2015-2017 for a better synergy in the fight. "(…) By 2017, our goal is to significantly reduce the number of children involved in the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire. (…) Concerning the National Action Plan 2015-2017, its effective implementation depends on its effective ownership by all stakeholders, as a reference document. Also, it is necessary that each organization involved in the fight against this phenomenon, operates in both the guidelines and objectives defined therein. We must unite our efforts for the final eradication of the scourge in Côte d’Ivoire, "stated the First Lady. Having reviewed the achievements of the 2012-2015 NAP, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara acknowledged that many challenges still lie ahead.