Fishing Labor Convention
Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labor
The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labor and forced labor
The three-day IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labor concluded with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Declaration which spells out principles and actions to be taken. During the meeting, delegates presented almost 100 pledges for concrete steps towards the eradication of child labor and forced labor, and the generation of quality employment for young people.
US Labor Market Indicators
August: Total jobs added in the non-farm employment was at a lower rate in comparison to the previous few months.
1. The total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August. Job gains occurred in manufacturing (+36,000), construction (+28,000), professional and technical services (+22,000), health care (+20,000), and mining (+7000)
2. The unemployment rate in August barely changed, increasing to 4.4 percent this month.
How an ILO project in the Philippines addresses the consequences of climate change and child labor, while improving working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
‘When I understood that workers have human rights that need to be respected it became a very important issue for me because of my origin and it resulted in my role as an activist for human rights.’
New US Funded Projects
Measurement, Awareness-raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP) project on child labor and forced labor in support of SDG target 8.7
The project will address knowledge gaps on child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.
The SEA Fisheries Project
The project aims to reduce trafficking in fisheries, by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the efforts already underway at the national and regional levels.
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