Addressing Child Labor in the workplace: A practical Guide for Financial Intermediaries (Spanish language)

May 15, 2024

Child labor and its worst forms deprive children of basic human rights such as childhood, proper physical, social, and mental development interfering with their education and leaving them behind.  According to the International Labor Organization, 2020’s Global Estimates indicate 160 million children are in child labor accounting for almost 1 in 10 of all children worldwide. So far, agricultural activities represent the industry sector with the largest share.

Financial intermediaries play a key role in promoting and addressing good practice standards among their stakeholders with special focus on their clients.

Topics of discussion:

  • Child labor and child presence in the workplace
  • Internships including those offered by financial intermediaries
  • Worst forms of child labor
  • Child labor hazards, risks and health implications
  • Case studies – preventive and corrective actions
  • Available toolkits and resources


About the Presenters:

Sofie Michaelsen

Principal Social Development Specialist and the Social Lead for ECA and LAC
International Finance Corporation


Santiago Porto

Senior Environmental and Social (Labor) specialist in CEG
International Finance Corporation


Laura Garcia

Social Specialist
International Finance Corporation


Cecilia Maggi

Environmental and Social Development Specialist
International Finance Corporation



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