Child Labour


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Gainful employment of a child under age 17 in a workplace that employs adults functioning in equal or similar capacities, in agriculture, factories, the service sector, mines, etc.
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After the 1990s, the Government of Nepal has been addressing the problem of child labour on a war footing, but is simultaneously aware that in the socio-economic context, it is a difficult and complex issue.
"An Explanation of the International Variation in the Prevalence of Child Labour," World Economy, Vol.24, No3, pp.359-78.
The conference was the latest in a series of international meetings on child labour which have included the World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, held in Stockholm in 1996, and a Child Labour Conference held in Amsterdam in February 1997.
There is only one partial macro estimate for child labour in Pakistan.
The theme for this year's World Day Against Child Labour is 'Children Shouldn't Work in Fields but on Dreams'.
The ILO has been working for the abolition of child labour throughout its 100 year-history, and one of the first Conventions it adopted was on Minimum Age in Industry (No.
We are indeed worried about reports that indicate that not a single company or government is anywhere near reaching the sector-wide objective of the elimination of child labour, not even near their commitments of a 70 percent reduction of child labour by 2020.
Among them, 152 million were victims of child labour; almost half of them, 73 million, work in hazardous child labour almost half of child labour (72.1 million) is to be found in Africa; 62.1 million in the Asia and the Pacific; 10.7 million in the Americas; 1.2 million in the Arab States and 5.5 million in Europe and Central Asia.
The ministry will prohibit debt slavery and crack down on the use of child labour at clay kiln factories, with the practice now to be prosecuted under criminal law.
He highlighted that a cross-sectoral approach focusing on agriculture, rural development and poverty reduction would help alleviate the child labour scourge.
Says her ministry has initiated a campaign to highlight scourge of child labour
The theme of World Day against Child Labour for the year 2019 is 'Children shouldn't Work in Fields, but on Dreams' which focuses on the importance of ending child labour and calls for evolving strategies to end child labour, read a statement from Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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