22.06.2011

Children in hazardous work

A new report of the International Labour Organization (ILO) reviews the current
state of knowledge concerning children in hazardous work and presents the case
for a new focus on the issue as part of the wider global effort to eliminate
the worst forms of child labour.

The report highlights recent global trends while comprehensively summarizing
the scientific evidence base related to health and well-being of working
children.

It identifies the key challenges not only in understanding the effects of
hazardous work on childhood development, but also in preventing and eliminating
hazardous occupational exposures for children. In addition, the report features
good practice approaches of various stakeholder groups that have demonstrated
the potential to be scaled up and discusses the importance of an integrated
policy response to the issue.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: International Labour Organization (ILO)