Home | News | General | ILO proposes policies to end child labour by 2025
Why I saved money in both Naira, Dollars—Peter Obi
CDHR urges AGF to withdraw suit against Misau

ILO proposes policies to end child labour by 2025





By Victor Ahiuma-Young

GENEVA— THE International Labour Organisation, ILO, yesterday, unfolded a four-key policy ‘pillars’ in  efforts at ending  child labour across the globe by 2025.

Child Labour

While calling on governments to step up efforts to “consign child labour to the dustbin of history, ILO listed boosting legal protections, improving the governance of labour markets and family enterprises,  strengthening social protection and investing in free, quality education as very key to eradicating child labour in 2025.

In a release to coincide with the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 14 to 16, ILO said: “We are moving in the right direction, but we have to do so at a much faster rate,” in its report, Ending child labour by 2025: A review of policies and programmes.

The body said: “Legislation alone cannot eradicate child labour, but at the same time, it won’t be possible to eradicate child labour without effective legislation. More than 99.9 per cent of the world’s children aged five-17 years are covered by the ILO’s Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182), which 181 countries have ratified.

“Also widely ratified is the convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, 1973 (No. 138), which 170 countries have ratified. But turning these standards into national laws remains a major challenge, as in ensuring effective monitoring and enforcement of existing child labour laws.

“There is also a need for stronger labour inspection systems as it rarely reaches workplaces in the informal economy, where most child labour is found.”

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM: General Visit website


view more articles

About Article Author

ILO proposes policies to end child labour by 2025
Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka

Chuka is an experienced certified web developer with an extensive background in computer science and 18+ years in web design &development. His previous experience ranges from redesigning existing website to solving complex technical problems with object-oriented programming. Very experienced with Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and advanced JavaScript. He loves to travel and watch movies.

View More Articles

100 Most Popular News

1 2 3 Displaying 1 - 100 of 209