Guiding principles one and two recognize the key role

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Guiding Principles One and Two recognize the key role governments hold if child labour has to be eliminated (Worst Forms) or reduced. Guiding Principle No. 1 states that “Governments have the primary responsibility for enforcing the right to education for all children. The social partners and other civil society and international organizations have important roles in promoting and supporting such action. 28 Guiding Principle No. 2 states that “Government responsibility should be assumed at highest level.” 29 Looking at what has been taking place in countries such as Kenya up to 2013, one is left wondering why it is still difficult for the governments being targeted by the Principles and Actions not to take the driver’s seat and why the ILO is actually displacing the governments in the driver’s 28 ILO (2010): Report on the Hague Global Child Labour Conference 2010, pp. 1-6. 29 Ibid.
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CMI REPORT THE ROLE OF ADVOCACY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR 2015: 2 33 seat, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty notwithstanding, is it not high time to critically revisit the type of partnerships donors and international organizations has with governments in this region? The efforts and experiences in fighting child labour in countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, provide valuable insights that may help to change the strategies for the future. References Alila, Patrick O. and Njoka, John M. (2009): Child Labour: New and Enduring Forms from African Development Policy Perspective, University of Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN (2005): Towards Social Mobilization in Combating Child Labour Through Education and Training Documentation of Good Practices, ANPPCAN Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN (2005): A Report on the Review of the Status of Provision of Education to All Children in Kenya, ANPPCAN Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN (2005): Report on the Conference on Policy Framework for Education, Training and Research as it Relates to Child Labour in Kenya, ANPPCAN Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN (2006): Report on the Inter-Ministerial & Civil Society Seminar on the Operationalization of the Policy Framework for Education, Training and Research, ANPPCAN Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN (2008): Good Practices in Combating Child Labour in Kenya: A Case Study of Busia, Kiambu, Maragua, Siaya and Suba Districts, ANPPCAN Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN (2009): Towards Elimination of Child Trafficking in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, ANPPCAN Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya. Bwibo, N. O. and Onyango, P. (1987): Final Report to WHO on Child Labour and Health Research, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Chutha, Robert N. and Irimu, P. Wangui (2009): An Inventory of ILO-IPEC’s Contribution to the Fight Against Child Labour: Celebrating Ten Years of ILO Convention 182, ILO/IPEC Offices, Nairobi, Kenya. ILO (2001): Good Practices in Action Against Child Labour: A Synthesis of Country Studies. ILO (2005): IPEC Education Regional Programme on Prevention, Withdrawal and Rehabilitation of Children Engaged in Hazardous Work in Commercial Agriculture.
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