Brazil Hosts III World Conference on Child Labor

Brasilia, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Conference on Child Labor begins today in Brazil to deal with main challenges to eliminate every form of child exploitation. The meeting, supported by the International Labor Organization (ILO), will run until Oct.10th in this capital city and it is being attended by representatives of 150 countries of the five continents.

The meeting is being held to exchange experiences in subjects like child labor in cities and countryside, violation of child rights, migration, education models and the role of legal system in the fight against abuse and exploitation of children, said a spokesman of the conference.

According to ILO’s report “Assessment of advances in the fight against Child Labor”, published in September, 2013, the total of employees under five and 17 years old in the world was reduced a third, from 246 millions to 168 millions between 2000 and 2012.

Most important advances were registered between 2008 and 2012, when the total number of children and teenagers that had any kind of job declined from 215 millions to 168 millions.

In Brazil the number of minors with some kind of employment was reduced in 58 percent between 1992 and 2012, hence ILO has considered the country as a reference in the fight against that scourge.

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