Guillermo Cherner

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Work is Not for Children. Santa Fe Says No to Child LaborArgentina

Guillermo Cherner has a degree in Visual Communication and a Master's in Studies and Labor Relations. He also has higher diplomas in Social Economy Perspectives and Labor Relations and Unionism. He has completed postgraduate courses in "Promotion of Productive Employment and Decent Work in Rural Areas" from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and "Machine Learning, Technology for Decision-Making" from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as Undersecretary of Employment and Decent Work of the Government of the Province of Santa Fe between 2016 and 2019 and is currently Director of Employment and Decent Work of the Government of Santa Fe Capital.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Work is Not for Children. Santa Fe Says No to Child Labor

The project deepened efforts to combat and eradicate child trafficking in the city of Santa Fe. 100 state, union, and social organization representatives gathered for a two-day seminar on the prevention of child labor and protection of adolescent labor in Santa Fe. Participants learned the tools to detect, attend to and refer situations of child labor they may encounter. The seminar provided a space for training, debate and dialogue to strengthen regional commitments towards the elimination of child labor.

"It provided me with information on the needs in our country in a concrete way, specific concepts on the subject, various experiences of the attendees and support alternatives for each area." - Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Guillermo was a participant in the IVLP Project Combating Trafficking in Persons, organized by the U.S. Department of State and FHI 360.

Guillermo's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "The possibility of meeting various institutions and people who address the issue of human trafficking and child exploitation during my stay in the program was decisive in bringing these strategies closer to local workers who have the possibility of doing something to stop this problem."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Milwaukee, WI; New Orleans, OR

Country: Argentina

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