Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Please see http://www.unicef.org for papers described below.
UNICEF papers at child labour conference
A set of UNICEF issue and background papers at the
International Conference on Child Labour, Oslo,
27-30 October 1997, offers an overview of child
labour, and deals with social mobilization and the
interrelationships between child labour and education.
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Strategies for Eliminating Child Labour:
Prevention, removal and rehabilitation (synthesis
Social Mobilization and Child Labour
Social Mobilization for the Elimination of Child
Education and Child Labour
Relationships between Education and Child
An international social movement has grown rapidly in
recent years, bolstered by the Convention on the
Rights of the Child, to try to end the economic
exploitation and abuse of children.
The first paper, a synthesis, provides an overview of
the situation and outlines strategies for eliminating child
The next two papers offer observations on how to
sustain social mobilization, including actions by
governments and non-governmental organizations,
socially-conscious consumer groups and others that
have triggered public outrage at continuing exploitation.
The remaining two papers advocate the need to
protect all children from detrimental labour, particularly
in terms of missed educational opportunities. They note
the vicious cycle in the impact work commitments have
on children's education, a setback that in turn becomes
a key reason for children being available for work.
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