Jim Murphy – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Murphy on 2014-06-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy to support the adoption of a target to end child labour by 2030 and protect the rights of and ensure safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers and those in precarious employment in Open Working Group negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Justine Greening

The UK supports ending child labour and safe and secure working environments for all workers. This language is included in the most recent draft goals and targets list released by the co-chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on 2 June.

The final targets in the post-2015 development framework will however be subject to international negotiations in the United Nations, in which the UK will play an active role.