Archive for June 12th, 2018

12/06/2018

Towards the Urgent Elimination of Hazardous Child Labour

Human Wrongs Watch

12 June 2018 (ILO)* “Children are more vulnerable to risk than adults. Urgent action is needed to ensure no child under the age of 18 is in hazardous child labour,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour.

On World Day Against Child Labour 2018, the spotlight is on ending hazardous child labour. It is a priority in the wider ILO campaigns against child labour and for safe and healthy work for youth of legal working age – “Generation Safe & Healthy .”

About 73 million children are in hazardous work – almost half of the 152 million children aged 5 to 17 still in child labour.
12/06/2018

World Day Against Child Labour: Generation Safe and Healthy

Human Wrongs Watch

12 June 2018 (ILO)* — This year, the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) shine a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour. 

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This joint campaign aims to accelerate action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.8 of safe and secure working environments for all workers by 2030 and SDG target 8.7 of ending all forms of child labour by 2025.

Achieving these goals for the benefit of the next generation of the global workforce requires a concerted and integrated approach to eliminating child labour and promoting a culture of prevention on occupational safety health (OSH). Read more… 
12/06/2018

Child Labour in Agriculture Is on the Rise, Driven by Conflict and Disasters

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, 12 June 2018 (FAO)* – After years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters.

Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Bizzarri

The number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased by more than 10 percent since 2012 driven in part by violent conflicts and disasters. ” Photo from FAO.

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12/06/2018

Rohingya Refugee Shelters ‘Washed Away’ in Bangladesh Monsoon Rains — IOM

Human Wrongs Watch

Two days of heavy monsoon rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 11 June 2018 reported.

IOM 2018 | Flash flooding has damaged key infrastructure including this bridge in Balukhali camp. 
So far, more than 9,000 have been affected and the number is expected to rise as the rains continue. Meanwhile, more than 30,000 camp residents are still living in areas considered to be at high risk of deadly flooding and landslides.
12/06/2018

‘Highly Explosive’ Escalation of Conflict and Displacement Across Syria’s Idlib 

Human Wrongs Watch

The situation inside Syria’s Idlib threatens to become “highly explosive” amid an uptick in conflict between armed groups and a spike in the number of people displaced inside the war-torn country, a top UN aid official on 11 June 2018 said.

UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti | Boys pass rubble and destroyed buildings on their way to a nearby school offering basic lessons, in the city of Maarat al-Numaan, Idlib Governorate.
12/06/2018

Saving Seeds at Home

Human Wrongs Watch

By Prof. Vandana Shiva*

11 Jun 2018 | The Growing Club – TRANSCEND Media Service

Seed saving is one of the important skills that has been lost of the last century, and Dr. Shiva’s work to preserve heirloom seed varieties, encourage organic farming, and create food sovereignty is some of the most important work of our time. We hope you enjoy this video and will start saving seeds at home yourself.

 

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