موقع فيزياء غليزان P48 منتديات التعليم الابتدائي و المتوسط و الثانوي

Unit 9 Reading 1 Child labour

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Global child labour figures fall, a new study says.

Some 218m children worldwide are working, down 11% from 246m four years ago, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) found.

Numbers fell the most in Latin America, but none in Africa.

Campaigns and new laws helped reduce child labour, the ILO said. There is hope that many types of child labour will disappear in a decade.

The ILO study is the second by the organisation in four years, allowing direct comparisons between data collected in 2002 and new figures. The past four years saw a smaller number of children working in dangerous industries, such as with hazardous chemicals, or in the sex trade.

The ILO's director for the elimination of child labour Guy Thijs called the figures "very encouraging".

The ILO set Brazil as an example of real progress, where the numbers of 5- to 9-year-olds in work fell by 60%. In Latin America as a whole, two-thirds fewer children work now compared to four years ago.

Nevertheless there remain concerns about many areas. The largest numbers of children working are still in Asia, where 122 million work, a decline of five million.

BBC NEWS, 2006/05/04
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