Human rights? 40 million child-workers in the world today
Incredible as it may seem, there are still over 40 million children aged under fourteen throughout the world working in factories, on farms and plantations, in small-scale industries, handicraft workshops, hotels, restaurants, shops, as street traders, etc. This is just one of the surprising facts to be found in the special report below based on an International Labour Office study, "Minimum Age for Admission to Employment", published last year, and a UNESCO study "Rights and Responsibilities of Youth".
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption, on December 10, 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UNESCO Courier dedicates this issue to child workers in the world.
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