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ILO Conventions to end Child Labour 2021

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Geneva, 29 September 2021 (TDI): International Labour Organization shared convention to raise awareness to end child labour. They have shared two conventions; ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).

These child labour conventions are fundamental conventions which mean under ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. All ILO member states have to respect and promote the end of child labour, even they have not ratified the Conventions.

Under the first ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) convention, The most effective method to ensure that child labour is to set the legal age from which they can be employed or otherwise work. The goal of this convention urged countries to establish a minimum age for entry into work or employment and establish national policies for the elimination of child labour.

Under the second ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182), Child labour is an issue of immense global proportions. ILO focuses on this issue to eradicate this problem and also bring light on the urgency of the act to abolish the worst forms of child labour. This convention urged all the ratifying countries to take action to eliminate the worst form of child labour.

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