The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), in partnership with the Swedish Guide and Scout Council (Scouterna) organized a one-day Conference on Keeping Children Safe From Harm on the 1st of August 2011 at the backdrop of the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.
On 12th June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) invites everyone to celebrate the World Day against Child Labour. The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that out of 250 million working children, 115 million children are involved in hazardous work. This is work that by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm children’s health, safety or morals. Children working in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to such risks and the problem is global, affecting industrialised as well as developing countries.
October 16-17, Scouts from all corners of the world joined together to participate in the annual JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree On The Air-Jamboree On The Internet). This was the 53rd iteration of the JOTA and the 14th for the JOTI. As a Scout event this is one that brings together the largest number of Scouts together for a single event, participation has well over 500’000 participants over the 48 hours that the event is happening.
This year as a part of the annual JOTA-JOTI (Jamboree on the Air - Jamboree on the Internet), taking place on the 16th & 17th of October, WOSM will be partnering with UNICEF to develop a platform for young people to express their views. Capitalizing on the tremendous popularity of JOTA-JOTI, which gathers every year more than half a million participants, the goal is to question the youth of today about their motivations and desires.
In connection with International Year of Youth that was launched in August this year and the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrated in November 2009, this year’s theme for JOTA-JOTI is “ Right to be heard”.
Apart from traditional chatting on the Internet - JOTI or radio - JOTA this year Scouts will also use such new media tools as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Flickr as well as UNICEF’s Voices of Youth blog. Discover JOTA-JOTI 2010 Proposed Activities.
Geneva 20 November 2009 – On November 20th the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). 20 Years ago in 1989 The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) was present to join representatives global community in celebrating this historic event and encourage governments to ratify the document. No other international legal document has been endorsed by so many countries in so little time. Today again Scouting joins its voice with the rest of the global community to remember and celebrate this date.
12th June - World Day Against Child Labour 2009
Theme: Give girls a chance, end child labour
The World Day Against Child Labour will be celebrated on 12 June 2009. The World Day this year marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark ILO Convention No. 182, which addresses the need for action to tackle the worst forms of child labour.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) share a common commitment to pursuing social justice and peace, empowering young people through human rights-based educational programmes and promoting the social dimension of globalisation. This long-standing partnership was recently strengthened through a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) extending our cooperation in the fight against child labour, earlier this year.
Ms. Michele Jankanish, Director of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC ) and Mr. Luc Panissod, Acting Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, to extend their cooperation in the fight against child labour for a further 3 years.
The cooperation between the two organizations will be based on a shared vision in pursuing social justice and peace, the empowerment of young people, and promoting the social dimensions of globalization.
Following its commitment on children rights, demonstrated by the memorandum with the ILO on Child labour and with UNICEF, WOSM is committed to advocate for Children rights in the European Union. WOSM has been selected as a Permanent NGO Member of the EU Forum on Childrens Rights. This is a group for the promotion of children’s rights within the EU but also outside of the EU and worldwide.
El pasado 05 de octubre, Scouts, Caminantes y Rovers de la Asociación de Scouts del Perú corrieron 15 kilómetros bajo un mismo lema “No al Trabajo Infantil”.
La bandera scout mundial recorrió 15 kilómetros, siendo trasladada por un Caminante.
El pasado mes de agosto, la Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela y la Fundación Internacional Jóvenes por los Derechos Humanos, realizaron en un importante centro comercial de Caracas una jornada de recolección de firmas en apoyo a los Derechos Humanos, en el marco de la alianza firmada por ambas organizaciones el pasado mes de junio.