In his capacity as a president of Maat for Peace, Mr. Ayman Okeil, signed today, March 24, 2021, a joint agreement with Mr. Tariq Isaac, the president of the Dutch ADMC Company. This agreement comes as part of Maat's plan to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDG), and in line with the Dutch government’s strategy for linking the goals and objectives of the SDG, and paying special attention to the 8th goal thereof, which is "promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all."
This agreement comes under the framework of Maat's cooperation with the Dutch company (ADMC), for the implementation of the project "Eliminating child labor in Egypt", which is funded by the Dutch RVO. Both parties are determined to organize and implement various events and campaigns, aiming at achieving the 8th goal of the SDG, especially the 7th object thereof, which is the elimination of all forms of child labor by 2025. Maat will be keen to integrate all stakeholders from government parties, the private sector, and national human rights institutions in a joint dialogue to unify efforts.
During signature, Mr. Tarek Isaac expressed his happiness for the tripartite cooperation between the Dutch RVO office, the Dutch ADMC company, and the Egyptian Maat for Peace in the project of "Eliminating child labor in Egypt." "Signing this joint agreement comes within the framework of the action plan to promote sustainable development, specifically the 8th goal thereof. Our project will ensure the activation of the goals and axes related to supporting international trade relations," commented Mr. Isaac.
For his part, Mr. Ayman Okeil has particularly welcomed this cooperation, especially since the phenomenon of child exploitation, in general, and child labor, in particular, is a negative phenomenon that impedes development. Therefore, Maat will activate and enforce international conventions concerned with eliminating all forms of child labor at the national level through adherence to international instruments related to children's rights.