Child Labor News

Here you can find news articles from the US and around the world concerning Child Labor.

Myanmar: Rebels free eight child soldiers – Burma News International

January 24, 2013

In June last year, Myanmar’s new reformist government signed an agreement with the UN pledging to prevent the use of child soldiers and allow access to military units to check for underage recruits. Forty-two child soldiers have since been discharged. In recent development, rebels have freed eight additional child soldiers in the Kachin state. ILO assisted with the negotiations.See all stories on this topic »

Russia: New bill to combat child trafficking may treat child adoption for cash as trafficking – India TV News

January 23, 2013

Moscow, Jan 24 : Adoption of children involving payments will be considered by Russia as trafficking, according to a new bill debated in parliament. Click here to read more…

India: Child Labor – A Tale of Agony and Shame in India –

A volunteer of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the NGO that took part in the raid said to TNN “The children were not paid and were made to work under most inhuman working conditions. This is nothing short of bonded labour.”It was said that for the time being the rescued children will be kept with the women and child welfare committee and will be under the National Child Labour Project to ensure that they are sent to schools. This incident clearly is an indication of the massive child trafficking racket at work that many children in India and the world are a part of. Click here to read more…

Laos: Report Recommends Tightening Laws on Child Labor – Prensa Latina

January 22, 2013

22 de enero de 2013, 10:03Vientiane, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina)  An official report about child labor in Laos recommended strengthening the legal policies to benefit around 170,000 minors that are still exposed to those conditions.

Research that began in 2010 revealed that seven out of every 10 of those children worked more than 49 hours a week, exceeding the 46 hours stipulated, to help their very poor families.[See more] Click here to read more…

Switzerland: Olam joins International Cocoa Initiative to fight child labor – Confectionery News

January 21, 2013

Alain Fredericq, Senior Vice President Industrial Cocoa Ingredients at Olam, said “This partnership with the International Cocoa Initiative gives us the chance to further our efforts in eliminating the worst forms of child labour in the cocoa supply
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Geneva: Report on 2012 Stakeholder Consultation on Addressing Child Labor in Nestlé’s Supply Chain – FLA

January 20, 2013

Stakeholder Consultation on Addressing Child Labor in Nestlé’s Cocoa Supply Chain. Publication date: Thursday, January 17, 2013. On November 26, 2012,

Mali: Islamist should “release all child soldiers” says Human Rights Watch – Women News Network

January 18, 2013

(WNN/HRW) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Islamist armed groups occupying northern Mali should immediately release all child soldiers within their ranks and end the military conscription and use of those under 18, said Human Rights Watch on January 15, 2013.
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Yemen: Child labor continues to be an issue – ILO Report

January 16, 2013

International Labour Organization – ILO – issued a report on January 15th which established the number of child laborers in Yemen -the poorest and most populous country of the Arabian Peninsula – to 1,3 million, about 17 percent of the country’s 7.7 million working age children. Click here to read more…