Child labor reports and important documents produced by advocacy groups and governments.
AFP WASHINGTON – India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stock-taking of the global scale of underaged labor revealed Monday. Some 130 types of goods – from building bricks and soccer balls to pornography and rare ores used in cellphones – involve [...]
[This report was originally issued in Spring 2010] National Consumers League Report: 2010’s Five Worst Teen Jobs Traveling Youth Sales Crews Construction and Height Work Outside Helper: Landscaping, Groundskeeping and Lawn Service Agriculture: Harvesting Crops Driver/Operator: Forklifts, Tractors, and ATV’s [The five worst jobs for teens are not ranked in order] It’s that time of [...]
In December 2010, DOL released three reports on child labor and/or forced labor in foreign countries. Included in the release is the newly redesigned, ninth annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, a report mandated by the Trade and Development Act of 2000 that provides information on the efforts of certain U.S. trade [...]
Full text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989. It entered into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49. Status of ratifications Preamble The States [...]
Traveling Youth Crews Performing Door-to-Door Sales [from NCL's 2010 Five Worst Jobs for Teens] The startling discovery of the remains of a long-missing 18-year-old girl, Jennifer Hammond, in October 2009, served as a painful reminder that traveling door-to-door sales jobs are very dangerous. A Littleton, Colorado native, Hammond, had last been seen six years earlier [...]