ILO Cites Brazil and China as Models in Reducing Child Labor

According to a report issued by the International Labor Organization, between 1992 and 2004 Brazil reduced child labor in the 5 to 9 age group by slightly over 60%. The decrease in the 10 to 17 age group was over 36%.

The ILO report, entitled "A Reachable Goal: The End of Child Labor," points to Brazil and China as examples of how progress in this area can be made.

"If Brazil and China can make such progress, which is nothing less than historical, there is no reason other countries cannot do likewise," says the report.

Two government programs, the FNPETI (a permanent forum that made it possible for broad-based discussions of the issue), established in 1994, and the Peti (which put one million children between the ages of 9 and 15 in school), set up in 1996, are cited in the report as decisive in Brazil’s significant reductions in child labor over the last decade.

As a result, by 2004, more than 90% of school-age youths in Brazil were where they were supposed to be: in school. At the same time, at the high school level, enrollment has been growing at a steady 10% annually since 1995.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Finalizes Preparations for Arab-South America Summit

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim, participated in a meeting on March 26 ...

Lula Reminds Brazil’s Armed Forces Have no Saying in Selection of Defense Minister

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, came out in full support of ...

RAPIDINHAS

Introducing the Jambalaya Jazz Festival taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 6 ...

Brazil Asks UN for a Bigger Continental Platform

Brazil’s Navy and Petrobras technical experts, scientists, and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign ...

Concrete Jungle

Cariocas (people from Rio) and Paulistas (those from São Paulo) are afraid to visit ...

Brazil Hosts International Conference on Land Reform

Between March 7 and 10, Brazil will host the 2nd International Conference on Agrarian ...

“We Are Not Dying,” Answer Indigenous Peoples to Sensationalized Photo Expo

An Amazon Indian protested outside the exhibition of controversial photographer Jimmy Nelson’s work “Before ...

Brazil Becomes World’s 5th Largest Honey Exporter

Honey exports from Brazil totaled US$ 18.2 million in the first half of 2008, ...

Brazil-USA: A 40-Year-Old Friendship Bridge

I’m slowly awakening from a fitful sleep on a too-long plane ride from Miami ...

Brazil Will Have By 2013 World’s First Seaweed Biofuel Plant: a US$ 10 Million Project

The first industrial plant in the world capable of getting biofuels from seaweed should ...