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  1. Africa Expected to Strongly Support Durban Call to Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - Global goals to eradicate child labour will not be achieved without a breakthrough in Africa, where most of the world’s 160 million children entrapped in child labour work in rural regions, mostly in agriculture with their families.

  2. Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour." So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International's African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela's famous quote about how education can change the world.

  3. Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - "We do everything through parties, we don't want power, we don't want to take over the role of the State, but we don't just protest and complain," said Itamar de Paula Santos, a member of the United Community Council for Ribeiro de Abreu (Comupra), in this southeastern Brazilian city.

  4. Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

    - Inter Press Service

    HONG KONG / LOME, May 17 (IPS) - Despite World Day Against Child Labour launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), little has changed over the past two decades for the millions of children who remain trapped.

  5. When Saviours Are the Problem

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (IPS) - Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

  6. Its Time To Globalise Compassion, Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 16 (IPS) - A mere 35 billion US dollars per annum – equivalent to 10 days of military spending – would ensure all children in all countries benefit from social protection, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi told the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  7. Undocumented Migration Puts Pressure on New Chilean Government for Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, May 16 (IPS) - The pressure of the influx of migrants, especially Venezuelans, has reached a critical level in northern Chile, and is felt as far as the capital itself, forcing the government that took office in March to create a special interministerial group this month to propose solutions that respect their human rights.

  8. No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, May 16 (IPS) - The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking place in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. The theme: “Land, Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity.” “We are faced with a crucial choice,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told participants: “We can either reap the benefits of land restoration now or continue on the disastrous path that has led us to the triple planetary crisis of climate, biodiversity and pollution”

    The landmark land tenure decision by parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 2019 offers a blueprint for upcoming climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh in November.

  9. Youths' Strident Voices Demand an End to Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 15 (IPS) - Children's voices took centre stage at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, which kicked off in Durban, South Africa, on May 15, 2022. Their voices resonated with the saying: "Nothing about us without us."

  10. Alarm Bells for Africa, Child Labour in Agriculture Requires Urgent Action

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 15 (IPS) - The Global Estimate on Child Labour estimates 160 million children are in child labour worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.

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