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From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 08:38:54 EST


         Gabon To Host Meeting On Children Trafficking Next ...

OTC 2/21/00 2:14 AM

 Libreville, Gabon (PANA) (Panafrican News Agency, February 19, 2000) - A
sub-regional meeting on The Development of Strategies Against the
Trafficking of Children Workers in Western and Central Africa will be held
in Libreville, Gabon from 22 to 24 February, official sources said.
   The participants, including labour, social affairs and justice
ministers from 20 countries of the region, will look at the issue of
trafficking children workers and the various forms of children labour in
the area.
   The meeting is co-organised by the UNICEF regional bureau for western
and central Africa and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
   The meeting follows the workshop on The Trafficking of Girl Workers
held in July 1998 in Cotonou, Benin.
   The Libreville meeting will also assess measures undertaken since the
Cotonou workshop as to develop and adopt strategies for the protection of
children workers, in line with international standards, including the
convention on the rights of the children and the ILO convention on the
minimum age for workers.
   For three days, participants will discuss the UNICEF global programme
on the banning of children labour and the role of the media in the
struggle against the illegal trade.
   Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon,
the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Nigeria,
the Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda,
Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Chad and Togo and national and
international NGOs will attend the meeting.
2000 Panafrican News Agency. Distributed via Africa News
Online.
 2000


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