Papers: UNICEF papers at child labour conference

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 14:42:17 -0700 (PDT)

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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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           papers is also available on the UNICEF Gopher.

                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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