UN Recalls Compromises on World Day against Child Labor
HAVANA, Cuba, June 12 (ACN)—International
compromises to eradicate Child Labor cannot be met without
actions that do away with that practice, since the figure of
working children in the world has reached 215 millions, the
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) alerted on the
eve of World Day against Child Labor, which is marked today.
The agriculture sector alone
is the scenario where some 130 million
children from 5 to 17 years carry out dangerous jobs,
particularly in the
areas of livestock, fishing and forestry, said the
organization, cited by
PL news agency.
The UN agency cited statistics revealing that only one in
working kids receives a wage.
The employment of minors in risky jobs runs contrary to
human rights and
poses an obstacle to sustainable development in agriculture
and to food
security. A job that puts the children’s health at stake may
long-time effects when they become adult persons, said FAO
director Jose Graziano.