Media Voices For Children, The Global Community For Children's Rights, presents a large library of original content videos focusing on the plight of children's rights, in such topics as trafficing, forced labor, education, poverty and hunger.
New ILO tool steps up fight against child labour: The ILO presents a training guide to help its constituents tackle the worst forms of child labor. It defines the worst forms of child labor, presents key strategies for their elimination, outlines recommended actions for governments, employers’, workers’ and other civil society organizations and addresses monitoring and evaluation as an essential feature of successful action plans.
The Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act) would help protect child farmworkers: Grecia Balli began working in farm fields when she was 10 years old. Grecia is one of an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 children who work in U.S. agriculture. Child farmworkers aren’t treated the same as other children, either, under current U.S. labor laws.
The Department of Labor's annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of 144 U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs.
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The Report serves as a resource to foreign governments, NGOs, academics and policymakers working on labor and human rights issues. It helps inform Congress and Executive Branch agencies that formulate labor and trade policy and is an important resource for the Department in assessing future technical assistance and research priorities as it seeks to combat child labor around the world.
The Department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) has published the Findings each year since 2002, as mandated by the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (TDA). The TDA requires that countries fulfill commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor to be eligible for certain U.S. trade preference programs. It also requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor to issue annual findings on beneficiary country initiatives to implement these commitments.
World Day Against Child Labor: Each year since 2002, the international community has come together on June 12 to mark World Day Against Child Labor. According to estimates of the International Labor Organization (ILO), over 215 million children worldwide are engaged in child labor. This year, we call particular attention to the plight of those children – mostly girls – who are engaged in domestic work.
Ten Ways To Combat the Worst Forms of Child Labor: No individual or organization acting alone can eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but together we can make a difference. Individuals, governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and civil society groups each have a unique and vital role to play. To reach our goal, we must focus our collective efforts on eradicating the root causes of child labor so that children can break out of the cycle of poverty.
TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of global education teacher resources designed and collected by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Education Department for teachers, afterschool instructors, and parents. The units, lesson plans, stories, videos and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to poverty and water and sanitation.
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