Thursday, August 6, 2020

Convention No. 182 prohibiting the worst forms of child labor receives universal ratification

Child-Labor GettyMore good news in the fight against child labor: all 187 member countries of the International Labor Organization (ILO) have ratified Convention No. 182 which bans the worst forms of child labor, such as slavery, sexual exploitation, and use of children in armed conflict. The Convention achieved this milestone in less than two decades, making it the most rapidly ratified treaty in United Nations history. The UN estimates that a shameful 152 million children are involved in child labor worldwide.

For more information, visit this UN news story.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/2020/08/convention-no-182-prohibiting-the-worst-forms-of-child-labor-receives-universal-ratification.html

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