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ILO/ RED CARD TO CHILD LABOUR CAMPAIGN

The ILO kicked off the World Day Against Child Labour with the 'Red Card to Child Labour Campaign'. A song called ‘Til Everyone Can See', was composed for the campaign by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson and   features singer Pharrell Williams, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and R&B artist LIZ. ILO

12 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ILO/ FORCED LABOUR PROTOCOL

The ILO has adopted a new legally binding protocol designed to strengthen global efforts to eliminate forced labour. There are currently an estimated 21 million forced labour victims worldwide. A recent ILO report estimates that US$150 billion in illegal profits are made in the private economy each year through modern forms of slavery. ILO

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / SYRIAN REFUGEE REPORT

A UNHCR survey of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan has found widespread psychological distress, many children living alone or separated from their parents, most receiving no education and extensive involvement of children in illegal labour. UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres visitedLebanonto highlight the findings of this report. UNHCR

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

ILO / CHILD LABOUR

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), "Marking Progress against Child Labour", says that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. And those in hazardous work has halved, from 171 million to 85 million.  But even the latest improved rate of [...]

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

DR CONGO / CHILD LABOR

Mbuji Mayiis the capital city of the provinceof Kasai Oriental, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo's major mining regions and an area where nearly 4 out of 10 children engage in some form of labour. UNICEF

25 Feb 2013 | Read More »

 

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