BOGOTA (AlertNet) - When authorities from the Dominican Republic raided several houses in a poor residential neighbourhood last year in the capital city Santo Domingo, they found 44 children crammed in rooms, some sitting on the floor, others huddled under beds, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
ON June 12 every year, the International Community joins to mark the World Day against Child Labour. On this day, it calls for Universal ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO)'s Conventions on child labour and of all ILO core conventions.
Michel Chikwanine, a university student in Canada who was once a child soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has suffered things no ordinary Japanese child will ever have to.
But, he says, that does not mean Japan has no connection to the widespread problem of child labor, including child soldiers.
MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution urging states to “provide effective assistance and support to trafficked victims,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday.
(New York) – Thailand’s government should scrap the labor minister’s proposed regulation to deport migrant workers who become pregnant, Human Rights Watch said today. The proposal discriminates against women workers and would not advance the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s stated aim of reducing human trafficking.
At a United Nations-backed meeting in Italy, Somalia's Transitional Federal Government today signed an action plan to end the recruitment and use of children in the East African country's national military.
"The signature of the action plan will be critical for the professionalization of the security forces, and will contribute positively to the ongoing stabilisation of Somalia," the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), Augustine Mahiga, said in a news release.